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7.8 out of 10

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

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

bdonaat, Amazon
31 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Ultra-wide works fine!

dchines28, Ebay
7 June 2013
  • Summary: Love this lens! Good glass, nice feel, focuses well, fun to use! Nothing I don't like! Just make sure the one you're looking at has the factory lens hood... They're about $30, that is, if you can FIND one!
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok--but there are better

lw_photo "Lindsey", Amazon
9 August 2011
  • Summary: I've had this lens for about 3 years and have ended up using it MUCH more than I thought I ever would. It's a fun range to play around with and create some visual interest, especially in all the small environments I seem to find myself in. The good thing about this lens is it's much cheaper than buying something like the 14-24 2.8 Nikkor, but you can certainly tell. The build feels very 'plasticky' because it is, though this makes it very light.
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Overall 8
8.0

super lens!!!

alex17wiper, Ebay
7 March 2011
  • Summary: a must have lens!!! the only con is the 4.5f... but after all this lens is well under 1100$... lol A+++ lens!!!
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Overall 10
10

Great wide angle lens very surprised..READ!

Jm199117, Amazon
26 February 2011
  • Summary: I was so glad I bought this lens. I use this lens in weddings quinceaneras and in limos and it does wonders. I'm able to squeeze everyone in with out all the squeezing(lol) little tip, bounce a external flash from the wall or ceiling, and it get rid of all the blemishes and gives a soft light, with out the need of any professional studio lighting.
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Overall 6
6.0

A very good lens but limited zoom range

Houckster, Amazon
23 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. If your shooting includes a high proportion of shots in the 11-18 range OR you only have very occasional use for this lens, it will be a great investment.
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Overall 10
10

Sharper than expected

photorara, Ebay
21 August 2010
  • Summary: I tried out the Tokina 12-24mm f4 II first but found that my sample had a bad right edge at 12mm. I also hoped it would have a wider field of view. This Tamron 11-18 has no soft edges even wide open and the image is noticable wider than Tokina. Matched with my 17-85mm and 100-300mm L lenses, I can shoot every subject with complete confidence.
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Overall 10
10

Sharper than expected

photorara, Ebay
21 August 2010
  • Summary: I tried out the Tokina 12-24mm f4 II first but found that my sample had a bad right edge at 12mm. I also hoped it would have a wider field of view. This Tamron 11-18 has no soft edges even wide open and the image is noticable wider than Tokina. Matched with my 17-85mm and 100-300mm L lenses, I can shoot every subject with complete confidence.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron 11-18, an eye-opener for sure.

Scott MacRae Collingwood, Amazon
14 June 2010
  • Summary: Bought for real estate photography, with budget as a major consideration. I haven't regretted buying this lens at all, and aside from a tendency to underexpose a little on my EOS 10D (easily corrected on the camera) it's a great performer - solid yet light, quick and accurate to focus, and capable of catching a broad vision. With a tripod this lens is actually awesome.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality Wide Angle at an affordable price!

bid_now2win, Ebay
3 June 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Tamron lens for taking pictures of landscapes and architecture. I paid a little over 300.00 dollars for it and it was money well spent. There is very little distortion and it takes super sharp pictures on my D90. A good lens for the money. Highly recommended for landscape and architecture pictures.
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