Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD
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Good range,low price alternative
J. Capobianco, Amazon
4 February 2013
Summary: This lens is a decent alternative to the more expensive Canon and Nikon Equivalents, but at a price. Sharpness is only average and exposure accuracy is variable when you zoom. Edges are ok. This is no L or Ed lens by any means, but as long as you don't enlarge the image too much it will do fine.
Summary: On the used market this lens seems to be lower priced than the Sigma 10-20mm.I got mine for $275, unable to find the Sigma for less than $350-400, or for that matter the much praised Tokinas, either 12-24mm or 11-16mm. So it all depends on how much you paid for it. There are plenty of exacting tests and professional reviews of this group of lenses, to include Canon's own 10-22mm.
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.
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.
Summary: While vacationing in San Fransisco, I realized that I needed a wide angle lens pretty desperately. I checked at four or five touristy camera shops (they all seemed kind of shady - the kind that want you to only pay cash). Finally, I found a shop near the fishermans wharf that had a tamron lens (everyone else only had sigma). I took the plunge and bought it for $529 thinking that I was probably over spending by a hundred bucks or so.
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). The price of this lens still higher then the new release even though it has been release to the market for quite awhile now.
Summary: I bought this lens years ago for a trip to NYC and since then, it's been my workhorse for wide angle shots. I pair this up w/ my 40D & XSI and it captures really sharp images. At 11mm, it does start to distort a bit but depends on the look you're going for. Only downside is the fact that it doesn't work as well in low light. I rely on a tripod for those shots. This would be a dream at 2.8 but then the price would be double I'm sure.
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. The lens is really small and light for something of this sort.