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: 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.
Summary: I do real estate photography and the 11 - 18 is essential for interior work. I've been using the lens for about 2 years now and like it pretty well. The major problem I have with it is color fringing along lines of high contrast. The lens also suffers from some minor fisheye distortion in the 11 - 13 range, but it is easily remedied in the digital darkroom. It has less distortion in the 14 - 18 range than my Nikkor 18 - 70 does at 18.
Summary: I did a lot of research prior to buying this lens....comparing it to other wide angles etc. It got good ratings and I agree. I use it with my Canon 20D and it performs well. Pics are clean with no major noticable abberations. You can get a somewhat cool "fisheye" effect at the low end without having to buy an expensive fisheye lens. Use a lens hood because there is the potential for a lot of flare typical for this lens class. For the pro-sumer like me...
Excerpt: En esta semana santa he tenido la oportunidad de probar este objetivo, ciertamente se trata de un producto de calidad media-alta, que sin embargo permite acercar al aficionado un producto con una calidad más que aceptable. El objetivo, compatible con las monturas conocidas (en mi caso Canon), ofrece un gran angular para cámaras digitales de 11 a 18 mm, lo que nos deja entre manos un gran angular muy potente, perfecto para captar imágenes en las que el motivo a...