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Tamron AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 SP Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens with Built-in AF Motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (Model B001NII)

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Overall score: 84%
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  • 10-24mm focal length
  • 15-36mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 16-38.4mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F3.5-4.5 maximum aperture; F22-29 minimum
  • Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing
  • 77mm filters
  • 0.24m/9.45" minimum focus
  • Available in Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha mounts
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Style: Nikon

Technical Details

Style: Nikon
  • Brand Name: Tamron
  • Model: 5537
  • Lens Type: Zoom lens
  • Minimum focal length: 10 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 24 mm
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Review summary from DPReview

DPReview TestedFebruary 2009
With the broad zoom range and reasonable price, it's worthy of a place on the shortlist for anyone looking to buy an ultra-wide zoom for their APS-C camera.
Andy WestlakeAndy Westlake
84%

Conclusion

Usefully it's sharpest at the wide end, which is of course what users will be buying it for, although it's no slouch at longer focal lengths either. And while the extreme corners are rather soft, this only affects a very limited region of the frame, and on those rare occasions where it's really a problem, only a slight crop is needed to deal with it.

Reasons to buy

  • Widest lens and largest zoom range in its class
  • Low distortion
  • Generally good resistance to flare

Things to consider

  • Soft corners at all focal lengths and apertures
  • Large lens hood takes up lots of space in a bag

Suggested for

A crop-sensor shooter looking for an ultra wide angle with a versatile range - especially for architecture and landscapes.

Not suggested for

Users who shoot often in low light environments.
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Product Details

Style: Nikon
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001FB6PJI
  • Item model number: 5537
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Style: Nikon

The world's first 2.4X zoom The best magnification ratio in this class of 1:51 Extremely compact and light Flower-shaped Lens Hood included 77mm Filter size Built in Motors compatible with all Nikon DX format cameras

Customer Reviews

Perfect ultra wide angle.
Kelly M. Clement
F/8 looks near perfect to me on all edges and corners, with some slight color fringing that I REALLY had to look to see.
Michael C. Jackson
The image quality is VERY good though.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

138 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Michael C. Jackson on April 30, 2009
Style Name: Nikon
I'd imagine that many people are shying away from this lens due to some of the reviews. Rockwell's ultra-wide comparison is where I first heard about this lens, and it did not do too favorably there...

I was looking for an ultra-wide lens for Nikon DX format, with easy to correct distortion. I was originally looking for the Tokina 11-16, which has gone up in price considerably several times, and NEVER seems to be available. I was also thinking about the sigma, but the inability to correct the distortion easily wide open didn't make me too happy, and I couldn't find one locally to test. The nikon 10-24 isn't available yet, and the 12-24 is too expensive and not wide enough.

So, I decided to check this lens out at a local photo shop, and I'm glad I did. After a few test shots, I ended up purchasing it. It was sharp enough for my needs - A bit soft wide open, but I never shoot wide angle lenses wide open. F/8 looks near perfect to me on all edges and corners, with some slight color fringing that I REALLY had to look to see. The edges are occasionally soft, but I have only noticed this when I am pixel peeping.

It seems surprisingly well built. Metal mount is always nice, and the focus and zoom both have very good feels to them. It just feels RIGHT in my hands. I haven't drop tested it, and I don't plan to. I could see the AF mechanism going out on a bad drop, but that's just pure speculation.

Another plus - There is MORE than enough room to put whatever UV filter you would like on it with no vignetting. I don't know about filter stacking, but again, I never stack filters.

It does have it's quirks. AF stopped on me once when I was switching back and forth from AF to MF.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Chris Sandok on October 8, 2010
Style Name: Pentax
Lets face it. You're buying a lens like this to shoot at 10mm, so most of my review will focus around the ultra wide end.

This lens is cool. You can create optically things that don't really exist, and take quite unique photos.

At F3.5 it's surprisingly fast. I've taken some night-time images of Salt Lake with this lens where it had the best control over lights not blossoming into a purple mass (even wide open) of any lens I've got.

My complaints are around CA at 10mm at the edges and corners. I wish it was better controlled. You can fix these in post, but I don't spend the time to PP every photo.

Your other wide options from here are the Sigma 8-16mm and the Sigma 10-20mm (3.5 and 4-5.6) I hear good things about the F3.5 10-20mm.

All in all, I'm happy with this purchase at this price. It's good enough for what I want to shoot with it at ultra wide, and when I want more, I'll switch to the DA 15mm Limited or the DA* 16-50.

*Taken from someone who USES the lens.*
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mark W. Lewis on May 14, 2011
Style Name: Canon Verified Purchase
I have a Canon EOS20D and have always been a little frustrated by the 1.6x sensor factor. I'm used to a 50mm lens being "normal". I have used this lens for dramatic landscapes with a closer object of interest to add depth, as well as for portraits where I want to bring in more of the surroundings. In both cases it produces very sharp, impressive images. I am comparing them to my Canon macro/portrait lens (which is a very good lens).

The Tamron 10-24 is a superb lens that provides a very wide field of view with little distortion. Obviously, there is some distortion of the image, especially for the closer objects in relation to those further away. But overall, the images corner-to-corner look very good.

Some reviewers have said the lens suffers from a little lack of sharpness, but I have not found that to be the case, even at small f stops. I typically try to shoot at around f8 or f11 to maximize sharpness.

I did notice some diffraction limited softness when shooting at the very smallest apertures that are needed to get the kind of impressive depth of field shots that are possible with this lens. But all systems "suffer" from diffraction limits.

Occasionally the autofocus gets confused, so I suppose I could take away one * for that, but it is not any worse than any other autofocus lenses I have.

Make sure you order the lens type that is compatible with your camera.
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63 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Dana Gannon on September 27, 2009
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
I owned the Tamron 17-50, and 28-75 when I shot Canon. Both were fine lenses. This Tamron isn't. Having faith in Tamron, I purchased this lens without thinking twice. I wish I had read the reviews before seeing my own images. The optics are unacceptably poor. Based on my images, and other reviews, I don't think it was a sample problem. No front/back focusing problems, no decentering problems, and no side to side problems - just poor optics across the board. The lens is nice and light, and the zoom control is great - very smooth and nicely spaced, but the optics are just unacceptable.

The good news is that you don't need to spend $800 plus on the Nikon 12-24. I replaced this Tamron with the Sigma 10-20, and it's a fine lens. In addition to much better optics, it also focuses much faster, much quieter, and hunts much less than the Tamron. If you shoot Canon, get their EF-S ultra wide. It's great, and not that much more money.

This is the only review I've ever written. It's the first thing I've ever had to return due to poor quality. Thank goodness for Amazon.
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