Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD
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Ultra-wide works fine!
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!
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.
Summary: This is the 3rd Tamron lens in my bag. I enjoy their durable construction and smooth focus. OK they do weigh a lot, but the QUALITY of the metal constuction is worth it. The autofocus is fast and accurate. There is vignetting below 15 mm with the supplied lens hood, but without it, none occurs all the way down to 11 mm. I bought the lens to follow the remodeling of my house. I have noticed very little distortion in the low range.
Summary: I Love the Tamron 11-14 lens I bought. It fit my needs perfectly. We use it for guest table shots at wedding receptions and close up shots for web sales photos Ebay is the only way to go when we want a good deal ao great products.
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.
Summary: This lens sits on my camera for architectural work all the time - get yourself a good spirit level, distortion if the camera isn't leveled is spectacular, but that's the angle, not the lens. I'm very happy with the product - it's responsible for about half the photos on <...> Just one word of warning - dust. It's very dust prone in its interiors. When removing it, set it to 11mm closing the rear assembly.
Summary: I was looking for a super wide angle lens for almost a year now. While on a trip to San Fransisco, I happened across this lens in a local camera shop. Knowing how I've been wanting one, my wife insisted I take a look at them. The Nikon was going for just under $1000. It was flawless in every way, but way out of my budget. I then looked at the Tamron. To my pleasant surprise, I found it to be on par, if not maybe a bit more solidly built. Then there was the $75. rebate.
Summary: This is not a lens you will use often but when the situation demands it, you can get great photos in a narrow space. I can't imagine a Nikon lens would do any better. My pictures have been sharp with no distortion.
Good, reliable, Made in Japan, Useable on FX at 15mm
P. Urbonavicius, Amazon
29 October 2008
Summary: The lens is very simple to use and should last forever. Mine is about 6 years old, has seen over 50,000 pictures and functions like new. Since it has a very simple auto-focus mechanism, it will last as long as any other lens without a AUTO-FOCUS motor (the camera has to have one). Used it on D50, D70 and now D90. This is the most lightest lens, built to last, made in Japan. NOTE: The camera body has to have a focusing pin in order for the lens to auto-focus.
Least expensive good quality WIDE angle lens for D90
FOTO MAN "FOTO MAN", Amazon
29 October 2008
Summary: This is the second Wide angle lens I own (first one was Nikon 12-24mm f4). Built quality is different, Nikon has a better quality build and a internal focusing motor, Tamron has no focusing motor inside the lens (camera body has to have a focusing pin) and it its zoom and focus rings are looser (I have purchased it used, no electronics=used is good).