Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical
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20 March 2015
Summary: Tamron is a third-party lens manufacturer, which has produced excellent lenses in the past. This offering is the 10-24mm lens, designed to replace the company's first wide-angle lens exclusively for crop-frame cameras -- the 11-18mm. The lens is available in , , , and mounts.
Conclusion: The SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) is Tamron's second attempt at a wide angle zoom for DX cameras, and it certainly looks as though this time the company has come up with a more compelling product than its older 11-18mm.
Pros: Equal widest angle in its class, and largest zoom range (by a whisker), Low distortion, Generally good resistance to flare
Cons: Soft wide open (low local contrast), Soft corners at all focal lengths and apertures, Wide diameter lens hood takes up lots of space in a bag
Excerpt: The biggest advantage the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens has over the other ultra-wide angle lenses is its price. The 10-24's USA price varies based on the amount of the rebate that, at review time, is typically available for it - but a $50-$100 price advantage over the next-most inexpensive...
Excerpt: The Tamron 10-24mm offers a large focal range and a variable f/3.5-4.5 aperture. However, it doesn't offer a built-in focusing motor and emits some buzzes and whirs while focusing. The lack of an AF motor also means that it won't be able to autofocus when mounted on Nikon bodies without their own AF...
Summary: The Tamron 10-24mm is a worthy wide angle option. It will suite both landscape and building photographers. There's minimal distortion and it's competently sharp across the focal lengths. It's not brilliant fully open, but more than adequate for most users.
Pros: Lighter weight, Wide zoom range, Price
Cons: Noisy zoom (possibly just our review model), Small amount of chromatic aberration at the extremes of the frame, Slightly soft when shooting into the sun.