Here is the quick specs comparison of Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens. You can take a look at the key differences between the two great lenses.
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Nikon): Incorporating one LD (Low Dispersion) element and one XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass element into the optical design, the new SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens is adept at reducing chromatic aberrations and color fringing for a high degree of clarity and color accuracy, as well as sharpness and resolution and it is constructed with Tamron’s new SP design, incorporating a new look and feel which includes larger and more tactile switches, together with Tamron’s Moisture-Resistant Construction.
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Lens ($477 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens from Nikon is a fast, compact FX-format prime medium telephoto lens. Though optimized for FX-format DSLR cameras, the lens is equally adept at serving any Nikon DX-format DSLR. The combination of its mid-range telephoto design and a fast f/1.8 aperture make it an excellent option for shooting both still images and HD video in low light scenarios. Available light shooters will love the wide-open effect when shooting intimate portraits; in-focus subjects will stay sharp, while distracting backgrounds will melt into a pleasing soft blur.
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD vs Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Specs Comparison
|Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD||Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G|
|Price||not yet available||$476.95|
|Maximum Angle of View (DX)||18°39′||18°50′|
|Maximum Angle of View (FX)||28°33′||28°30′|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.13x||0.12x|
|Image Stabilization||Yes (3.5 stops)||No|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.62′ (80 cm)||2.62′ (80 cm)|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||3.34 x 3.50″ (84.8 x 88.8 mm)||3.1 x 2.9″ (78.7 x 73.7 mm)|
|Approx. Weight||23.0 oz (660 g)||12.35 oz (350 g)|
|Other||Moisture resistant construction, Fluorine coating||Super Integrated Coating|