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
31 August 2014
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
Excerpt: I'm just beginning to explore the uses of this wide angle lens from Tamron and so far I really like what I am seeing. The picture quality is excellent. I have never been disappointed with any Tamron lens that I have purchased. I look forward to finding more situations and locations to use my new lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I use it indoor and sometimes outdoor. Its aewesome that it is 10-24mm,...amazing, but the image quality is not the best that you can get. If you need detail on objects that arent that close from the lens, you wont get it. For closer objects the image is clear.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is an update for my past review. After shooting several thousand shots with this lens in various situations/conditions, and doing more research on it I found this lens has some of the lowest barrel distortion (2.0 percent) compared to other wide angle zooms. Also, the TTL metering is accurate in all exposure modes (Point, Matrix, Wide, Auto).And the focus ring concerns I had are now dismissed. I accidently turned it a few times while in AF mode, and no issues.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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: I favor wide angle lens over other lens because of the types of shooting I do. And I use a crop sensor D3200. This wide angle zoom is great for indoors, landscapes, night, and walk around street photography. It covers one of the largest ranges of all wide angle zoom lens'. With a crop sensor camera the Tamron 10-24mm covers ranges, similar to a 14mm-35mm on a full frame. At 10mm zoom there is a lot of distortion; objects near the edges are stretch.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Wide Angle Zoom Range