Two new prime (fixed focal length) SP lenses achieve superb imaging performance at full aperture. The integration of Tamron’s VC image stabilisation dramatically extends the light conditions under which photographers can achieve arrestingly sharp images, with beautifully tuned background blur. An impressive cluster of advanced optical technologies creates crisp, even images with expertly minimised aberration. USD ultrasonic autofocus is accurate and whisper-quiet while manual focus is available at the touch of the ring.
Here are some official sample photos captured with the new 35mm f/1.8:
Here are some sample photos made with the 45mm f/1.8:
Price will be $599 each and available at the end of September. (Sony mount* available later this year) This sounds reasonable for lenses of this caliber and speed with VC. A few more specs worth mentioning:
The close focusing capabilities are impressive. The 45mm can focus as close as 29cm and the 35mm can focus as close as 20cm. That close with that wide an aperture will give you VERY shallow depth of field.
9 aperture blades should provide smooth bokeh (the more blades the smoother the out of focus circles. The Old nifty-fifty had just 5 blades and you could often see pentagonal shapes of bokeh)
Lens hood included!
They are calling these lenses weather resistant. I will mention that Tamron has one of the best warranties in the business with 6 years for US buyers and quick repair turn around time and 5 years warranty for EU buyers.