Tamron AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di-II SP LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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- 0.25m (9.8 inch) Minimum Focus Distance
- Filter Diameter - 77
- Diameter x Length - 83.2mm x 78.6mm (3.3 x 3.1 inch)
- Weight - 355 grams (12.5 ounces)
- Accessory Flower shaped lens hood
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|Item Dimensions||4.7 x 5.3 x 6 inches|
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Minimum Focal Length||11 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.25 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
play around with and create some visual interest, especially in all the small environments I seem to find myself in.
The good thing about this lens is it's much cheaper than buying something like the 14-24 2.8 Nikkor, but you can certainly tell.
The build feels very 'plasticky' because it is, though this makes it very light. However, it's not going to take much of a beating and
certainly doesn't feel very solid--it feels like a kit lens. The AF is also quite loud and can be sluggish, but with something that wide and
at the apertures it has, it's not a make or break point.
The images themselves are good enough if you're not terribly scrutinizing, but I've noticed the lens tends to produce more chromatic aberration
than most of my other lenses. I may have gotten a slightly off copy, but I'm guessing the other reviewers might not be as picky. There is certainly
distortion on the wide end, but I've come to enjoy utilizing the effect and it doesn't bother me much.
Overall, it's a decent lens, but I really should have saved a bit more and gone for the Sigma. I don't have much experience with it, but
it seems more solid overall with better AF (and I assume better optics, but don't hold me to it).
Built quality is different, Nikon has a better quality build and a internal focusing motor, Tamron has no focusing motor inside the lens (camera body has to have a focusing pin) and it its zoom and focus rings are looser (I have purchased it used, no electronics=used is good).
Overall I am VERY satisfied with Tamron (after using Nikon for a while), this is very inexpensive lens compared to Nikon wide angle lens, and it is 1mm wider.
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Highly recommended for a budget minded user.
I also use HOYA MRC CPL (not the thin version), it functions great, highly recommended.
I hope thTamron AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di-II SP LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Camerasis helps.
NOTE: The camera body has to have a focusing pin in order for the lens to auto-focus. Samples will be uploaded soon.
This is a DX camera lens, but could be used on FX (Full frame) camera at 15mm without a problem.
Sharpness is only average and exposure accuracy is variable when you zoom. Edges are ok. This is no L
or Ed lens by any means, but as long as you don't enlarge the image too much it will do fine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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