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Tamron AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 SP Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Model B001E)
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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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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||AB001|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 3.31 inches|
|Item Display Weight||14.3 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.9 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||6 year limited manufacturers warranty.|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5 - F4.5|
|Maximum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||10 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||12|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||108|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
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|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.31 x 3.27 in||2.95 x 2.83 x 2.95 in||3.43 x 3.46 x 3.43 in||3.31 x 3.19 x 3.31 in|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||67 millimeters||82 millimeters||77 millimeters|
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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.
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The ultimate extended-range, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens! Wider and longer than others in its class, this compact, lightweight, high-performance lens for DSLRs with APS-C size sensors provides 35mm equivalent coverage from 16mm ultra-wide to 37mm semiwide, a remarkable 2.4X zoom ratio. With a maximum coverage of over 108°, this state-of-the-art classic is the perfect solution for expanding your visual horizons.
This ultra wide-angle zoom lens for digital SLR cameras, with the first-ever focal length range of 10-24mm-the 35mm equivalent of 16mm ultra wide-angle to 37mm semi-wide-angle-is a perfect tool for creating dramatic landscape, cityscape,a nd seascape imagery. At the ultra wide-angle setting, you'll be able to capture vistas beyond what the eye can see. At the semi-wide-angle setting, you'll capture scenes with angles of view almost as spectacular.
SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II Features
Super Performance (SP) for Discriminating Shooters
Tamron SP (Super Performance) series is a line of ultra-high-performance lenses designed and manufactured to the exacting specifications demanded by professionals and others who require the highest possible image quality. In creating SP lenses Tamron’s optical designers put their foremost priority on achieving superior performance parameters—they are all designed to a higher standard with little regard for cost constraints. As a result, Tamron lenses bearing the SP designation feature impressive and innovative designs that have established an enviable reputation for excellence among those knowledgeable photographers that demand the very best.
Internal Focus (IF)
Internal focusing (IF) provides numerous practical benefits to photographers including a non-rotating front filter ring that facilitates the positioning of polarizing and graduated filters, and more predictable handling because the lens length does not change during focusing. Even more important, Tamron's Internal Focusing (IF) system provides a much closer minimum focusing distance (MFD) throughout its entire focusing range. In addition, IF improves optical performance by minimizing illumination loss at the corners of the image field, and helps to suppress other aberrations that become more troublesome at different focusing positions.
Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely lowdispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)
Aspherical Elements (ASL) Provide the Ultimate in Image Quality and Compactness)
Tamron uses several hybrid aspherical lens elements in many lenses bearing the Aspherical designation. These innovative optics allow us to achieve the ultimate in image quality, and at the same time produce lenses that offer remarkable zoom ranges in extraordinarily compact packages. By perfecting theses cutting-edge advances for series production, Tamron has advanced the state of optical design, and virtually eliminated spherical aberration and image distortion from the high-power-zoom series.Through the effective application of Hybrid Aspherical Technology, one lens elemen tcan take the place of multiple elements without compromising performance. This is what allows us to produce remarkably compact long-range lenses that deliver a uniformly high level of image quality at all focal lengths and apertures.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.*
Sharpness - A lot of mixed reviews in this regard. I can say that my copy provides a large sweet spot of sharpness at 10mm from center out. The corners are quite soft however this does not affect my shooting style. I prefer close in subjects at 10mm and enjoy this perspective. For landscapes, and night scenes, I have achieved pleasing results.
My lens is at its sharpest at f5.6 - f8. In the center f3.5 is sharp but the sweet spot of sharpness is a bit smaller.
For an ultra wide lens, flare and CA are nicely controlled. The most significant CA is evident in the extreme corners.
Focus - Performance is good, even in low light. The motor is a bit more noisy than the Ultra-sonic type autofocus, but the focus speed and accuracy are quite good. The focus ring does turn on this model. The front element does not turn while focusing.
24mm performance is OK, and is useful in some situations. I have found that close in, pseudo-macro results can be acheived. I have read other reviews that claim close up 24mm performance is not good, but I have had good results in this scenario.
Overall - a good choice in a useful focal range and a good value. I would recommend this lens.
When used correctly, this lens provieds very good results.
Let's get the bad news out of the way immediately. This is the softest lens I have ever owned. The chromatic aberration in the corners is substantial - so much so that I have taken to adjusting every image I take at the widest zoom in Photoshop to make lens corrections. It's so bad that you don't need to zoom in on a photo to notice - take a picture of any high contrast scene, like a tree on a ridge against a blue sky, and you'll notice immediately what appears to be poor focus at the corners. It's not - zoom and and you'll notice substantial green and magenta fringing.
While I haven't quantified the problem precisely, I have tried experimenting with using Aperture priority mode exclusively with this lens when I don't need precise depth of field control. Even at f/8 this problem is obvious and persistent.
Center of field performance is much better, as expected, and while you could be tempted to crop your photos to remove the softness, that more or less defeats the purpose of owning a super wide.
I have a Cokin P series filter mount and ring. The field of view of this lens is so great that at minimum zoom you get the sides of the filter bracket in you picture, so beware. Adjusting the zoom just slightly in eliminates this problem, but you'll have to watch for it.
The lens itself is substantial and well made. It took a tumble once from 3 feet onto a carpeted floor. This broke the hood at the impact point (easily fixed with a little epoxy) but left the lens undamaged.
Zoom and focus, either manual or automatic, are effortless and function perfectly. I have never had any auto focus hunting nor any other mechanical or electrical issue with the product.
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