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Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras

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Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Di II Technology
  • Micro Motor for Auto Focusing (AF)
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Aspherical Lens Elements

The Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5 -4.5 Di II is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens. Di II means that is designed for exclusive use on digital SLR cameras with smaller-size imagers (APS-C/DX). Boasting a focal length range of 10 - 24mm, (the 35mm equivalent of 16mm to 37mm) this lens has a varied range of applications for creating dramatic images as it features both ultra-wide and semi-wide angle settings.

The close focusing capability of this lens enables image capture with an exaggerated perspective at the 10mm ultra wide-angle end or with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at the 24mm semi-wide-angle. It has Micro Motor to ensure precise and smooth auto focusing.

Note: Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5 -4.5 Di II is not designed for conventional cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm

Captures Ideal Range of Focal Lengths With D-SLRs
Since the size of 35mm film format is larger than the image sensor generally used in D-SLRs, a digital camera captures a narrower angle of view than a 35mm film camera even at the same focal length settings. This lens, made exclusively for digital SLR cameras, provides ideal focal lengths to cover the range desired by DSLR shooters.
Fits Smaller-Size Imagers
This lens is designed so the size of the lens' image circle matches that of smaller-size image sensors. In the compact design, it is almost comparable to a lens offering the same angles of view in 35mm film format. 1
Aspherical Lens Elements
The optical system within this zoom lens uses three large-aperture glass-molded aspherical lenses, as well as three hybrid aspherical lenses, which minimize spherical aberrations, coma, and distortion.
Minimum Focusing Distance Across Zoom Range
The close focusing capability of this lens enables the capturing images with an exaggerated perspective at the 10mm ultra wide-angle end or shoot with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at the 24mm semi-wide-angle setting with the freedom to create close-ups at the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m throughout the zoom range.
UPC: 725211001041
Performance
Focal Length 10 - 24mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 4.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 108° - 60°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" (24 cm)
Magnification 0.19x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 3.9" (7.87 x 9.91 cm)
Weight 14.32 oz (406 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.2 x 5.0"
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Petal-shaped Lens Hood
  • 6-Year U.S.A Warranty
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    TamronSP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (23)
    • Easily interchangeable (19)
    • Consistent output (18)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Strong construction (15)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (26)
    • Low light (8)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Night photography (4)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good quality for good price

    4 stars instead of 5, because it is not the ultimate wide-angle lens. The Nikon was better, from what I remember (on my Nikon D5000, but much more expensive). This lens...Read complete review

    4 stars instead of 5, because it is not the ultimate wide-angle lens. The Nikon was better, from what I remember (on my Nikon D5000, but much more expensive). This lens has a good zoom range and a great aperture range, but it does not do f2.8, and it is slightly soft at f3.5. I shoot with a Sony A55, and they work great together. This lens cost [$]at the time I am writing this, and for that much money, I don't know if it can be beat. I'd like to try the Sigma 10-20mm to see how it compares, because it is about the same cost. This Tamron lens is a little heavy, but lighter than the Sigma 10-20mm and much lighter than the Sigma 12-24mm full-frame lens, which I used with my Canon 5 D (of course, because that is a full-frame lens), but this lens is MUCH heavier than my Sony 18-55mm kit lens. I have no experience with the Sigma 10-20mm, which is supposed to be very good and about the same price as this lens. I am considering returning this lens for the Sigma 8-16mm to get the wider view, but the ultra-wide Sigma costs more, and I like being able to zoom to 24mm. The zoom range and wide maximum aperture range makes this Tamron a really good all-around wide lens on my Sony A55, with its APS-C size sensor, so I don't find myself removing the Tamron 10-24mm to get a little narrower view as much as I used to remove the Sigma 12-24mm from my full-frame Canon. I think this Tamron would be a great lens to have on a camera while traveling, especially if you use an APS-C cmaera with one of the really good full-frame lenses: 24-70mm f2.8, 24-120mm f4 VR (Nikon shooters) or Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS (Canon shooters). This lens would be a perfect budget-price companion for one of those lenses (though I think the more expensive Nikon 10-24mm might be better for Nikon shooters who use an APS-C sensor camera, like a D5100 or D7000). I think this lens is excellent value, with a quality feel, good auto-focus, and the ability to put filters on it. It does not seem to vignette, which is something I really like about this lens. My Sigma 12-24 (the expensive, full-frame EX lens) vignetted a lot on my 5 D, which I thought was pretty normal for budget-priced, super-wide lenses, but obviously not...............

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useful but not perfect

    I've been using this on my a77 for about a year now. The focal length is very useful and I've taken some great shots with this lens. My favorite use is to get right...Read complete review

    I've been using this on my a77 for about a year now. The focal length is very useful and I've taken some great shots with this lens. My favorite use is to get right up into the face of my subject and still capture lots of background. I also like to set it on a tripod and get long-exposure night shots with it. The wide angle means you see less streaking in star photos. It's a durable lens that's held up to some considerable abuse, and it's not that heavy.

    I am a little disappointed with the softness of this lens however. Also, distortion from 10 to about 14mm is pretty substantial, lessening towards the center of the frame. What this means is, you have to position faces towards the center, or just zoom in a little bit, otherwise your subjects will look unnatural. Flaring is also substantial, especially with the sun at the edge of the frame.

    While you'd expect some flaring and distortion from an ultra-wide, the softness is what bugs me the most about this lens. It's acceptable, but not outstanding, and I suppose it's about right for the lens' price point. Also on the minus side is the noisy and somewhat slow focusing, as well as the massive lens hood which causes some difficulty in packing.

    It's been a good purchase, and I'm passing it on to my wife for use with her a65 whilst I upgrade to the full-frame a99, and look at the doubly-priced Sigma 12-24, hoping it will improve on the sharpness (although in my dreams Sony releases a Zeiss lens for full frame with the same focal length).

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    5.0

    Great ultra-wide zoom lens

    By AJ

    from Franklin Park, NJ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Good depth of field
    • Strong Construction
    • Wide Field Of View

    Cons

    • Smallish F Stop

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

    I have been using this lens to photograph landscapes and large outdoor fundraising events. It has excellent depth of field and angle of coverage that enabled me to get in close with a wide view. On an APS-C sensor it is the equivalent of a 15-36mm lens on a 35mm camera. I did not notice any significant issue with focusing under the bright daylight conditions in which I have used it. I have yet to use it in dim light or at night, though in the latter case I would focus manually anyway. The lens shade is very large but necessitated by the wide angle of view. In daylight the shade is mandatory. While the lens is made of plastic, it feels very solid and rugged, not flimsy or cheap. The only thing I would improve on is the maximum f/ stop, which I would like to see be constant at 3.5, and preferably 2.8 or larger for low light situations.

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    4.0

    So far, so good

    By AndrewP

    from Lebanon, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • City
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

      I'm just beginning to explore the uses of this wide angle lens from Tamron and so far I really like what I am seeing. The picture quality is excellent. I have never been disappointed with any Tamron lens that I have purchased. I look forward to finding more situations and locations to use my new lens.

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      5.0

      Wide and clear photos

      By lakeglenmiss

      from Cashiers, NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoorsgood light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

        I'm not a pro but enjoy photography. I live in an area with big mountain views so this lens is perfect for taking mountain range and landscaping photos. I also use it for taking photo's inside rooms of the houses I build. Great for that too.

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        5.0

        Good lens for the money

        By cavv123

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

          Good lens real estate photography.

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          4.0

          Great wide angle lens for APS-C camera

          By Bob

          from Milford, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Great Focal Range
          • Lightweight
          • Quality built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Groups
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Walking City
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

            Great for landscapes, groups of people, or walking around a city.
            Compact and light. Some softness at edges, but very usable.

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            4.0

            Great working lens

            By ArchitAB

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

              As an architect, I frequently shoot building interiors and exteriors in very confined conditions. This lens is excellent for my uses and has surprisingly modest distortion for such a wide lens. For the price this is about as good as it gets.

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              3.0

              Useful but not perfect

              By JonathanStewartPhotos

              from Thousand Oaks, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

              I've been using this on my a77 for about a year now. The focal length is very useful and I've taken some great shots with this lens. My favorite use is to get right up into the face of my subject and still capture lots of background. I also like to set it on a tripod and get long-exposure night shots with it. The wide angle means you see less streaking in star photos. It's a durable lens that's held up to some considerable abuse, and it's not that heavy.

              I am a little disappointed with the softness of this lens however. Also, distortion from 10 to about 14mm is pretty substantial, lessening towards the center of the frame. What this means is, you have to position faces towards the center, or just zoom in a little bit, otherwise your subjects will look unnatural. Flaring is also substantial, especially with the sun at the edge of the frame.

              While you'd expect some flaring and distortion from an ultra-wide, the softness is what bugs me the most about this lens. It's acceptable, but not outstanding, and I suppose it's about right for the lens' price point. Also on the minus side is the noisy and somewhat slow focusing, as well as the massive lens hood which causes some difficulty in packing.

              It's been a good purchase, and I'm passing it on to my wife for use with her a65 whilst I upgrade to the full-frame a99, and look at the doubly-priced Sigma 12-24, hoping it will improve on the sharpness (although in my dreams Sony releases a Zeiss lens for full frame with the same focal length).

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              4.0

              Good quality for good price

              By Scottelly

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Slightly Soft At F3point5

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

              4 stars instead of 5, because it is not the ultimate wide-angle lens. The Nikon was better, from what I remember (on my Nikon D5000, but much more expensive). This lens has a good zoom range and a great aperture range, but it does not do f2.8, and it is slightly soft at f3.5. I shoot with a Sony A55, and they work great together. This lens cost [$]at the time I am writing this, and for that much money, I don't know if it can be beat. I'd like to try the Sigma 10-20mm to see how it compares, because it is about the same cost. This Tamron lens is a little heavy, but lighter than the Sigma 10-20mm and much lighter than the Sigma 12-24mm full-frame lens, which I used with my Canon 5 D (of course, because that is a full-frame lens), but this lens is MUCH heavier than my Sony 18-55mm kit lens. I have no experience with the Sigma 10-20mm, which is supposed to be very good and about the same price as this lens. I am considering returning this lens for the Sigma 8-16mm to get the wider view, but the ultra-wide Sigma costs more, and I like being able to zoom to 24mm. The zoom range and wide maximum aperture range makes this Tamron a really good all-around wide lens on my Sony A55, with its APS-C size sensor, so I don't find myself removing the Tamron 10-24mm to get a little narrower view as much as I used to remove the Sigma 12-24mm from my full-frame Canon. I think this Tamron would be a great lens to have on a camera while traveling, especially if you use an APS-C cmaera with one of the really good full-frame lenses: 24-70mm f2.8, 24-120mm f4 VR (Nikon shooters) or Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS (Canon shooters). This lens would be a perfect budget-price companion for one of those lenses (though I think the more expensive Nikon 10-24mm might be better for Nikon shooters who use an APS-C sensor camera, like a D5100 or D7000). I think this lens is excellent value, with a quality feel, good auto-focus, and the ability to put filters on it. It does not seem to vignette, which is something I really like about this lens. My Sigma 12-24 (the expensive, full-frame EX lens) vignetted a lot on my 5 D, which I thought was pretty normal for budget-priced, super-wide lenses, but obviously not...............

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              4.0

              Great Lens!

              By karajean29

              from Burlington, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Real Estate photography

                Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                This lens is exactly what I needed for my real estate photography business. Little distortion, great pictures=much less time spent in post-processing. I get great shots of small rooms. I love it!

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                5.0

                Great Lens

                By rice rivers

                from Steamboat Springs, Co

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                • Blurry Focus
                • Lens Creep

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                Works great, for the price a really good deal.

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                5.0

                Best Lens Value

                By Mike

                from Clearwater, Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                  Built well, easy to use, with outstanding results.

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                  4.0

                  It's the lens that I've always wanted...

                  By Chupacabra

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                    I bought this wide-angle with the idea of using it for landscapes and architecture (more specifically, I plan to mount it on the camera that I'm having converted to infrared). Maybe I'll also use it to shoot crowd scenes at events. So far, in the two days of snapshooting that I've done with it (on the Sony a77), it's been everything that I wanted it to be: the focus is fast, the images are crisp, and the wide-angle perspective is an epiphany. This is the lens I've always wanted--without knowing about it. I only gave it four stars 'cos I'm sure there are other, greater lenses in the B&H catalog that I haven't come across yet.

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                    5.0

                    EXCELLENT LENS

                    By NONE

                    from CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                        EXCELLENT IMAGES

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                        4.0

                        great lens, great price

                        By Doctor Reid

                        from Baltimore, MD

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                          I bought this lens in preparation for a trip abroad where I expect to shoot many landscapes and much architecture. This lens is remarkably wide for a digital camera and lacks any of the distortion of a true fisheye. The walls of buildings appear straight, not slanting as they will with less wide-angle lenses. This lens is perfect for my needs. I have been trying it out around the neighborhood with good results. The photos are sharp throughout the zoom range. In addition, the lens is not excessively heavy. I am quite pleased with it.

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                          5.0

                          SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Len

                          By Amnon

                          from NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                            grate ultra-wide-angle zoom lens!
                            you will happy with this lens,like me.

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                            4.0

                            Great product for the money

                            By Samapi

                            from Cavaillon, France

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Weak Casing

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                            Excellent coverage at the widest 10mm angle !
                            Brigth lens
                            Autofocus looks rapid
                            Design is perfectible

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            great lens

                            By bruce

                            from columbus ohio

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                              i felt greatly limited by regular lens with a focal minimum of 17mm

                              this almost doubles the size of the width.

                              great lens and it is what i expected but needed.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              A great lens despite some criticism....

                              By Stevewb

                              from Puget Sound

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                                I do a lot of realty photos...and need a good wide lens....with decent speed too...even though I do shoot with auxilliary flash..and wanted a wide lens for my new Sony SLT A33...
                                Some so called experts rated this lens poor for soft pictures..but just going to f8 or so gives a great boost to picture sharpness...overall very pleased with color and usefullness...great wide range from 10 to 24mm...which most other wide lens cannot match...for price and performance...some said lens is heavy---it is NOT heavy----my Tokina 12-24 f4...is heavy---(Nikon)

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                                4.0

                                My first Tamron lens, not the last !

                                By Lennart the Lion

                                from Sweden

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                                  It is very useful to get all familymembers in one photo in natural way, they do not need to gather close each other.
                                  It does not need so much light.
                                  Perhaps there are lenses that are smaller and not so heavy, but I think it is very robust.

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                                  5.0

                                  A Remarkable Lens

                                  By orangermac

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Wide to ultrawide range

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Achitecture
                                    • Gallery documentation
                                    • Interior Architecture
                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                    Comments about Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR Cameras:

                                    For documenting gallery installations in sometimes tight quarters, this lens is amazing. I find myself gravitating towards the widest end on this ultra-wide, so the extra 1-2mm over the other lens options is wonderful.

                                    35mm lens on 35mm camera is what I first learned on, so having 36mm equivalent on the long end makes this a perfect lens in my mind. Yes, you won't be getting the shallow depth of field of a longer focal length prime, but that's usually not what one is going for with an ultra wide, anyway.

                                    Using this lens with live-view on an Alpha 55 takes away the disorienting feeling of the ultra-wide edge distortion when using an optical viewfinder. I'm not sure exactly why this is, but I suspect it has to do with the image not filling up my full field of view, as the viewfinder does (e.g. my brain is able to integrate movement in actual space around the camera LCD).

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