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Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD
7.6 out of 10

Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD

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Overall 8
8.0

Decent lens for the money. Some distortion, a ...

Martin, Amazon
5 March 2015
  • Summary: Decent lens for the money. Some distortion, a little barreling as would be expected with a lens this wide angle.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wide Angle Lens

W. Hildenbrand, Amazon
30 January 2011
  • Summary: Very good wide angle lens, not spectacular but very good and usefu.
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Overall 6
6.0

So-so performance from an (relatively) expensive lens

Mesmerizer, Amazon
18 January 2011
  • Summary: I've been playing with this lens attached to my EOS 400D for couple of weeks now and I'm affraid it's not living up to my expectations, or it's relatively high price. Out of all the third party contenders (Tamron, Sigma & Tokina), this one is the most expensive, about $100 more than Tokina, yet it...
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Overall 6
6.0

A very good lens but limited zoom range

Houckster, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: I have gotten excellent results from this lens and the only issue is the limited range of 11-18. Eventually I bought Tamron's 10-24/3.5-4.5 lens and I've had no regrets as the results with the 10-24 are excellent. The 11-18 necessitated too many lens changes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens for landscaping shoot - very wide

Potion09, Amazon
12 December 2010
  • Summary: This is a great lens for landscape it produce very nice vivid colors. I did not notice any vignetting as other in the forums saying also I pick this lens over the new release Tamron 10-24mm, which wider end longer reach and faster aperture f/3.5, because of where the lens is made(not in Japan).
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Tim Holliday, Amazon
29 November 2010
  • Summary: Have taken several photos with this lense now and love it for the price. Highly recommend
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it

David Kohn, Amazon
22 November 2010
  • Summary: I'm not sure how I would rate the value if I had to pay the normal retail price for this lens, but I got a used one for $350 and I consider it a terrific value. Get consistently good shots with it, even at 11mm using a polarizer -- much less vignetting than I expected.
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Overall 6
6.0

Let's be straight about one thing -- the Tokina is a better lens. It is faster and it is sharper

Jimmy, Amazon
19 November 2010
  • Summary: I have both this Tamron (in its Promaster Digital rebranded alter-ego) and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II lens. Let's be straight about one thing -- the Tokina is a better lens. It is faster and it is sharper. It produces better photos. (It costs more, too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Middle of the road lens

Douglas H. Hunter, Amazon
24 October 2010
  • Summary: I've had the lens for a month now and have shot about 2,000 frames with it for architectural interior work. The lens has significant optical distortion, its sharpness is pretty good, and at f4.5 it's very slow. I use DXO Optics pro's profile for the lens to fix the distortion in post.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad, could be better

M. Rauwolf, Amazon
16 October 2010
  • Summary: Pros: It's really cool what you can do with this lens. The special effects at close range are very intriguing, and for capturing landscapes, home interiors, etc. it really does the job well. For that reason, it's very handy to have.
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