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TamronSP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Nikon DSLR Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 141 reviews)

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    (87)

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    (47)

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    (5)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (97)
  • Easily interchangeable (77)
  • Consistent output (65)
  • Durable (54)
  • Strong construction (52)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Slow focus (12)
  • Blurry focus (6)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (98)
  • Low light (33)
  • Weddings (32)
  • Night photography (16)
  • Sports/action (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (49), Semi-pro photographer (35), Casual photographer (19), Pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wide...Very Wide.

I favor wide angle lens over other lens because of the types of shooting I do. And I use a crop sensor D3200. This wide angle zoom is great for indoors, landscapes,...Read complete review

I favor wide angle lens over other lens because of the types of shooting I do. And I use a crop sensor D3200. This wide angle zoom is great for indoors, landscapes, night, and walk around street photography. It covers one of the largest ranges of all wide angle zoom lens'. With a crop sensor camera the Tamron 10-24mm covers ranges, similar to a 14mm-35mm on a full frame. At 10mm zoom there is a lot of distortion; objects near the edges are stretch. However, it does not have the barrel effect like a fisheye. At 14mm zoom to 24mm zoom distortion is not noticeable. Also, auto focus is not that important if you shoot landscape or night, because of the huge depth of field and close distance infinity of this lens. I mostly use the manual focus, and turn the AF ring to the infinity stop. Also, from the reviews I see all over the net, this is known to be a good DSLR video lens.

Another great thing is the ZOOM ability. I can make fast adjustments to go super wide 10mm with distortion, to 16mm to 24mm angle without distortion, and not need to change lens. This zoom lens covers a large wide angle range.

On the down side, the gears for auto focus (AF) can be damaged if you're holding the lens on the focus ring and the camera starts trying to AF. The focus ring is fixed to gears in the lens. That is good if you do a lot of manual focusing: you use the infinity stop without looking through the viewfinder. But, it is bad if you do a lot of auto focusing at close range and put on-going resistance on the AF ring a lot.

Another down side it the huge distortion at 10mm to 13mm. But then again that is within fisheye range, and it is to be expected. But, post processing can fix a lot of the distortion. And, distortion can be beneficial if you have creative composition skills.

Overall, I like this lens a lot. I would have given it 5 stars, but the possibility of the AF breaking has me worried. As for sharpness and colors, it will never exceed or meet the ability of prime lenses. But for a wide angle zoom, it does a great job, not a superior job, but a great job for a lot less than other wide angle zoom. It's like having a wide angle and a 35mm all in one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wide Angle Homerun By Tamron

As every good consumer in this economy does, I did my homework and research to find the best wide angle lens that also incorporated reasonable pricing. The result was my purchase of the Tamron...Read complete review

As every good consumer in this economy does, I did my homework and research to find the best wide angle lens that also incorporated reasonable pricing. The result was my purchase of the Tamron 10-24 DI II.
This lens is not touted specifically as a "pro" lens, and on the contrary some say it is geared more toward amateur, but all things being equal, I decided to try it. Taking it out on the NYC streets for a test run, focus seems to be a bit of an issue, and I noticed it does well focusing in daylight/ sunlight, while it tends to struggle in lower light situations. I found myself trying to compensate in low light by "tricking" it into focal submission wherever possible, and finally having to switch at times to manual. I noticed this same issue with my Tamron 18-270.
There is some softness at the edges and barreling when opened up to 10mm, but nothing that makes me discount it as a better than average wide-angle lens, which would be my overall analysis. The internal motor for the focus is quick, albeit somewhat inconsistant, but the lens accomplished the type of landscape-tall-building-long-street shots I wanted to get. And you can't beat the price.

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5.0

10mm wide angle lens

By Retlaw

from Woods CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      There is practicly no distortion in this lens.

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      • No

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      5.0

      New Favorite Lens

      By ByKaraHarms

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

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

      I use this at weddings and it is so great for big groups, ceremony and reception shots

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      • No

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      3.0

      Uhmmmm, okay!

      By Koalao

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach
      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography

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

      I use it indoor and sometimes outdoor. Its aewesome that it is 10-24mm,...amazing, but the image quality is not the best that you can get. If you need detail on objects that arent that close from the lens, you wont get it. For closer objects the image is clear.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By no

      from California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Great lens. Lives up to all specifications I expected.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          10-24mm

          By Edy

          from Colombia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

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

          Gran angular de alta calidad

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          • No

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Low Distortion Lens

          By Toxictabasco

          from NV

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            This is an update for my past review. After shooting several thousand shots with this lens in various situations/conditions, and doing more research on it I found this lens has some of the lowest barrel distortion (2.0 percent) compared to other wide angle zooms. Also, the TTL metering is accurate in all exposure modes (Point, Matrix, Wide, Auto).And the focus ring concerns I had are now dismissed. I accidently turned it a few times while in AF mode, and no issues. Thus, I give this lens a 5 star.As for the bad: the images are soft on the wide 10mm side up to 14mm, at f/3.5 to f/5. But I fix post processing with singe file HDR. This is my favorite most used lens. 5 stars.

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            5.0

            Great lens! Great value!

            By Astromonkey

            from Maui, Hawaii

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Not as much distortion at its widest as I expected. This lens is a great way to get introduced into the world of wide angles without breaking the bank!

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Wide...Very Wide.

                By Toxic Tabasco

                from Nevada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Wide Angle Zoom Range

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

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

                I favor wide angle lens over other lens because of the types of shooting I do. And I use a crop sensor D3200. This wide angle zoom is great for indoors, landscapes, night, and walk around street photography. It covers one of the largest ranges of all wide angle zoom lens'. With a crop sensor camera the Tamron 10-24mm covers ranges, similar to a 14mm-35mm on a full frame. At 10mm zoom there is a lot of distortion; objects near the edges are stretch. However, it does not have the barrel effect like a fisheye. At 14mm zoom to 24mm zoom distortion is not noticeable. Also, auto focus is not that important if you shoot landscape or night, because of the huge depth of field and close distance infinity of this lens. I mostly use the manual focus, and turn the AF ring to the infinity stop. Also, from the reviews I see all over the net, this is known to be a good DSLR video lens.

                Another great thing is the ZOOM ability. I can make fast adjustments to go super wide 10mm with distortion, to 16mm to 24mm angle without distortion, and not need to change lens. This zoom lens covers a large wide angle range.

                On the down side, the gears for auto focus (AF) can be damaged if you're holding the lens on the focus ring and the camera starts trying to AF. The focus ring is fixed to gears in the lens. That is good if you do a lot of manual focusing: you use the infinity stop without looking through the viewfinder. But, it is bad if you do a lot of auto focusing at close range and put on-going resistance on the AF ring a lot.

                Another down side it the huge distortion at 10mm to 13mm. But then again that is within fisheye range, and it is to be expected. But, post processing can fix a lot of the distortion. And, distortion can be beneficial if you have creative composition skills.

                Overall, I like this lens a lot. I would have given it 5 stars, but the possibility of the AF breaking has me worried. As for sharpness and colors, it will never exceed or meet the ability of prime lenses. But for a wide angle zoom, it does a great job, not a superior job, but a great job for a lot less than other wide angle zoom. It's like having a wide angle and a 35mm all in one.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A real improvement on perspective

                By Joe Foto

                from New Jersey

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • 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 Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                  I was looking for a lense to use in tight situations. I am able to very close to a subject and not loose any detail.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A great tool for your bag.

                  By OcoeeRes

                  from Ocoee, FL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    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 Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      I found on a recent trip that I wanted to photograph the interior of a ship I was on. Using only available light and the close quarters I came away with amazing shots. It will be a great lens in museums and narrow streets.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      wow

                      By joe Shortrodge photography

                      from toledo ohio

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      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 Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                        this is amazing

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens

                        By Ron

                        from San Jacinto, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • 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 Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                          This is a great lens when you need a wide angle. Excellent for scenery and landscapes.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what was needed!

                          By grafacha@me

                          from Port Orange, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          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 Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                            Lens provides exactly what is needed for real estate photography.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Yes! Buy this Lens...You won't be sorry!

                            By legaleyenm

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Weddings/Events

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

                              Using it for real estate photography.
                              Plug and Play Baby!!!
                              Absolutely no problems and got tremendous results right out of the box. Shoot and go...thanks Tamron for making it affordable!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Gorgeous!!

                              By Ellybi

                              from Piacenza, italy

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Nice Bokeh

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to Clean

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

                              Beatiful landscapes, a wider and clearer image...

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Limited use so far, but I like it

                              By Tiredtbug

                              from Harvest, AL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • 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 Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                Image quality appears good to me, though I am not a pixel miner. Isn't as smooth mechanically as my Nikon lenses.

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                                5.0

                                B&H service trumps first class product.

                                By Flashy Fish Eye Dave

                                from New York, New York

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Video

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

                                This piece of equipment takes me to a new level, and makes my job so much easier and sexy. I can now make my interior shots of apartments look impressively professional and inviting to my customers.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Lens for Beginner

                                By DSLR Newbie

                                from Huntsville, AL

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easily Interchangeable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                  I'm a beginner with DSLR camera. Highly recommended if you're a beginner and afraid to take the plunge with an expensive lens. This Tamron lens is the best price out there for 10-24mm and a must-have in your bag if you need just a few lenses to do all the basics.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good lens

                                  By k

                                  from Kansas City, KS

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                    For the price its a good wide angle lens.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    This is a very good lens for the price

                                    By Surfin Doc

                                    from Titusville, Fl

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Meets My Requirements
                                    • Meets My Requirements For
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • A little slow to focus
                                    • Slow Focus

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Works Great For Group Pho

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

                                    I have used the 10-24 lens for group pictures and capturing the landscape of a condo. In both cases meets all requirements. This lens is an excellent buy for the money.

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