Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical
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Perfect for real estate listing photos
Jason the Realtor, Adorama
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I purchased this lens primarily for use in my business as a Realtor. I love wide angle shots for showing the whole room in my listings. This lens is perfect for the price. I noticed some softness / blurring in the extreme edges when used at 10mm. Not sure if my skills (lighting) could improve to overcome this. I don't know if the Nikkor would do any better, as other wide lenses I've used have this same phenomenon.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Range For Price
Summary: The question is whether saving $300 (at the time of this writing, which is February 2014) is worth the slight softening at the edges. The Nikkor is much better and you can see the difference in a comparison. But this lens is pretty good and you may not notice the difference. Note that this is a rectilinear lens, not a fisheye. So your images in a crop (DX) camera will not show as much distortion (image is flat, not circular).
Pros: • Low cost, relative to Nikkor lenses • Auto focus • Feels like it has a good construction
Cons: • Slight softening at the edges compared to the Nikkor 10-24mm
Excerpt: Bought this for a trip to Sedona Az to compare with the Tokina 11-16. The Tamron has a longer zoom range which is nice and is lighter in weight but I preferred the build quality of the Tokina. Tokina also has a new 12-24 which I'll try before deciding. The Nikon 10-24 is also a great lens with the widest range but is $300 more than the other choices. The Tamron is going back.
Summary: Its half the price of both Nikon and Canons own super wide lenses. Great wide angle lens for the Hobbyist or if your on a budget. If your serious about photography or make large prints, look for wide angle lenses that are offered by your camera manufacturer. Both the Tamron and Sigma have there down sides when it comes to cropping or making large prints.
Pros: I bought this lens last year. I've taken dozens of landscape photo's with this lens and have been very happy with the results. The online reviews really bashed this lens saying that it takes soft pictures. Well to be honest it does. But only at wider apertures like F3.5. At F8 and higher its great in the center but it does get a little soft on the sides. I mostly use this lens to take long exposures at night and in mid day. The colors come out great. Distortion at 10m...
Cons: No manual override. Focus ring turns as lens focuses. Lens is soft in the corners. But flare and distortion are very well controlled for a wide angle lens in this price range.
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD SP AF review by Scottelly
6 October 2012
Summary: While I have not done a lot of testing, this lens does seem to give a sharp image, when stopped down a couple of stops. It is a little soft, especially in the corners, at wider f-stops, but at f8 and f11 it is good . . . maybe even quite sharp. I do not have anythig to compare it with though, since the last time I had a lens this wide was on my 12 megapixel Canon 5 D, and this lens seems as sharp as those lenses were at f8 (Canon 17-40mm f4 L and Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-6.5...
Pros: Solid, lens hood fits well with positive click, good range from 15-36mm equiv.
Cons: A little heavy, but it is lighter than others, so I guess compared to the competition this is not really a con.
Excerpt: Great lens. The depth of field is more than fantastic. The lens is a great addition to any bag. Little hard to learn to use at first, but with some practice it becomes fairly simple. I use it with a NIKON D-90 with great results. It stays on my camera about half the time. Love it. Strongly recommend it.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Summary: I love this lens. As I stated above, I like everything about this lens except for the fact that is has to Vibration Reduction for hand held shots, but most of the time I am using this lens with a tripod, which means the VR needs to be turned off anyways so I cant complain. Great Lens!!! I recommend to anyone who needs a decent wide angle without breaking the bank like th Nikon equivalent.
Pros: Affordable Great quality Mail in rebate Wide angle
Cons: No stabilization or VR, but used mostly on a tripod...