So-so performance from an (relatively) expensive lens
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...
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.
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).
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.
Let's be straight about one thing -- the Tokina is a better lens. It is faster and it is sharper
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.
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.
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.