Summary: This lens gave me the versatility to do what I need to do as a church photographer in a very active church. I deal with extremely large crowds for pictures and the wide angle of this lens is great-so nobody gets missed. Thanks for such a great product!!!!
Summary: as amateur photographer, it was a new lens replacing fixed wide angle, this let me zoom according my needs producing astonishing effects in landscapes, as in people photo shooting.Recommended !!!
Summary: I selected this lens instead of the similar Sigma because of the extra 4mm available. It may not seem like much, but in this range, 4mm can make a considerable difference. Using it on a Canon 60D which has an APS-C sized sensor, it enables you to shoot architecture, room interiors or landscapes with much more flexibility than a lens that starts at 17mm or 18mm, which many kit lenses do.
Summary: So far it seems to work fine. I haven't used it extensively. Sometimes I wish I had spent the extra money and got the Nikon lens. My Tamron wide angle lens is wonderful. I should use this Macro more to get use to it.
Summary: This is on par in terms of quality with other Tamron lenses that I have used. However, it is heavy and focuses slow. The slow relaxed focus stinks because the image that you intend can change in the blink of an eye. Also tends to give an ERR 01 on Canon bodies (there is a work-around on Y*uTube). I will go back to the comparable S*gma lens!
Summary: I took this lens with me to Sri Lanka, my pictures are beautiful, I took it with me to Japan, my pictures are beautiful, I took it to the Maldives, my pictures are beautiful. Yes, all of those places are beautiful, but this lens really opens things up. It is light enough, that I never had to worry about it. It is well constructed. I think the world of this lens, but I am not a Camera guy.