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TamronSP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Pentax DSLR Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (21)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (20)
  • Consistent output (16)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (14)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (3)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (26)
  • Low light (10)
  • Weddings (10)
  • Night photography (9)
  • Macro photography (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great ultra wide lense

This is an excellent lense! I have been using it for about 7 months and it works great on my K-r. I added a B+H polarizer and my landscape shots are popping....Read complete review

This is an excellent lense! I have been using it for about 7 months and it works great on my K-r. I added a B+H polarizer and my landscape shots are popping. I also use the lense for real estate shots and I can cover any room with this lense. Using my Pentax 360 attached flash with difuser down, I can take great shots with this lense. It is excellent and I have hand zero problems.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappoinment

We take quite a lot of landscape pictures with our camera so we decided that wide-angle lens is a must-have. In this price range Tamron seemed a reasonable choice, a second candidate was Sigma...Read complete review

We take quite a lot of landscape pictures with our camera so we decided that wide-angle lens is a must-have. In this price range Tamron seemed a reasonable choice, a second candidate was Sigma 10-20 f4, but we were discouraged with reviews indicating huge randomness in quality.

We did not expect top class image quality but rather just something decent for amateurs. Unfortunately, Tamron performance is very poor. Image is soft in the center and very blurry at edges. We could compare it at 18 mm with Pentax 18-55 kit lens and the latter gives sharper images. Moreover, the Tamron AF works well only for the long end, while for 10-16 range is decalibrated beyond K-r body adjustment.

We could be unlucky with our copy, but we are sending it back and looking for some other lens.

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5.0

Nice Lens

By Samb42

from Boston, MA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events

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

Just got this lens and only played around with it for a few minutes, but so far I have to say this lens is great! Bought used and quality was terrific. Picture quality seems great so far. Planning to use for real estate and landscape photography. Wish it was a stable f3.5 like the Sigma 10-20, but it's still good.

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5.0

SP AF 10-24 DI II Zoom for Pentax DSLS

By RvBum

from Olympia, WA

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Couldn't be more happy with this lens. My main lens is a 18-200 mm so this fits in perfectly with all of my other needs

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    5.0

    Great lens at a great price.

    By Tim

    from Central PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I needed a new wide angle for stadium shots and landscape. My former wide angle, a Sigma 17-35, never clearly focused on the right side of the images for some reason. I already owned 2 other Tamron lenses for my Pentax K-5 and K-5 IIs bodies, a 28-75 f2.8 and a 70-200 f2.8. Tamron seems to be a perfect match with the Pentax bodies. Just like my other Tamron lenses, this 10-24mm is producing superb images. They are very clear and sharp for a wide angle and the auto focus motor is very quiet.

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      5.0

      awesome final lens to complete kit

      By tsinsay

      from san diego ca

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light
      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

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

      I have been using this lens for quite some time but on a canon 7d that was myffriend's but after a while I broke down and got onw for my pentax and I couldn't have made a better investment in my cameras then to get this lens

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      5.0

      Nice super wide angle for my Pentax!

      By GracieFlick

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Great wide angle lens
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Residential Properties

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

      Not advanced but love to take all sorts of photos. I use this super wide angle for some landscape, street scene and architectural shots. For my real estate work, I usually need to get a fuller perspective on interiors and sometimes need to photograph exteriors standing close to subject. This lens is perfect my needs and the picture quality has been great and an excellent value! So far, I have found no need to use an external flash without a tripod, unless shooting indoors in low light/night since width of lens is naturally a problem when using camera's built-in flash due to positioning.

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      5.0

      Great Optics, Well-Made

      By gohgently

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction
      • Useful Distance Scale

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

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

        Well-built, beautiful design, handles very well. Focusing ring has useful distance scale with good rotational feel. Produces vibrant colors and contrast, has excellent flare control. I live across a ship canal and see ocean-going vessels every day. Also take shots in botanical gardens.(Not really negatives, but just things to be aware of)Included petal-shaped lens hood very wide/big (though effective); 77mm thread makes it pricey to buy filters.

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        4.0

        Excellent Lens

        By Dave C.

        from Glenside, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Artistic Expression
        • Landscape/Scenery

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

        I purchased this lens to extend my range of focal lengths below that of my 18-55 zoom. I am still learning to use the short focal lengths, however the quality of the images obtained is excellent, and the lens is easy to use. I am quite happy with the pictures. I definitely reocmmend this lens if you want to take pictures in this focal length range. It is a nice addition to my lens collection, and my first non-Pentax lens. The lens is a bit clumsy to change due to the small length of the lens barrel between the zoom ring and the mount, although this may just be a function of this focal length lens in general. I would give the lens a 5, except that the first copy I received had an auto-focus problem. B&H promptly and graciously replaced the lens. I have had no mechanical or other problems with the replacement.

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        2.0

        Disappoinment

        By MKM

        from Oak Ridge, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Soft image

          Best Uses

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

            We take quite a lot of landscape pictures with our camera so we decided that wide-angle lens is a must-have. In this price range Tamron seemed a reasonable choice, a second candidate was Sigma 10-20 f4, but we were discouraged with reviews indicating huge randomness in quality.

            We did not expect top class image quality but rather just something decent for amateurs. Unfortunately, Tamron performance is very poor. Image is soft in the center and very blurry at edges. We could compare it at 18 mm with Pentax 18-55 kit lens and the latter gives sharper images. Moreover, the Tamron AF works well only for the long end, while for 10-16 range is decalibrated beyond K-r body adjustment.

            We could be unlucky with our copy, but we are sending it back and looking for some other lens.

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            5.0

            Tamron lenses do not disappoint

            By palladin

            from Williamsville, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • 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 Pentax DSLR Cameras:

              I curerently own three Tamron lenses. The 90mm macro, the 28-75 2.8 and this one. Each of these lenses have made a welcome addition to me lens arsenal. I mainly use the 28-75 and the 10-24 for weddings. The 90 I use for product and still life. Every one of the lenses are sharp and color consistant. This lens is light weight yet has a solid feel. At 3.5-4.5 could be a little faster.

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              5.0

              Great ultra wide lense

              By David

              from Thousand Oaks, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • 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 Pentax DSLR Cameras:

                This is an excellent lense! I have been using it for about 7 months and it works great on my K-r. I added a B+H polarizer and my landscape shots are popping. I also use the lense for real estate shots and I can cover any room with this lense. Using my Pentax 360 attached flash with difuser down, I can take great shots with this lense. It is excellent and I have hand zero problems.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works like a charm on my Pentax K5

                By Night Owl

                from Chicago suburbs

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light

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

                  I take a lot of interior shots and this lens gives me the range of wide angles I was missing. still use my 18-55mm, but this one get those tight spaces.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A most versatile ultra-wide

                  By Garfish

                  from Pacific NW

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Zoom rangeperformance

                  Cons

                  • Good not great build

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

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

                  I like to get "low and close" and this lens enables that. I've found it to be plenty sharp and, important to me, very resistant to flare-- even w/ a hard sun in the frame. I've owned the Pentax 12-24, very sharp, but it had a serious problem with flare. I have also owned the Sigma 10-20 EX f3.5 and though sharp, it's also big, heavy and doesn't have much reach on the long end (I did like the constant f3.5 aperture though). This Tamron really strikes a nice balance with zoom range, sharpness, size/weight, and cost. It's quickly becoming a favorite. It doesn't quite have the build quality of the other two, but I'm willing to overlook that for it's other virtues-- and build quality is still good. I would actually have liked to give it a 4.5 star rating w/ just a bit off for build quality but that's not an option. I love the zoom range, i.e. 15-36mm on my Pentax K-5 APS-C camera. This lens takes 77mm filters.

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                  5.0

                  love it!

                  By Bballbum1642

                  from lakewood, wa

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography

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

                    Now i havent used the lens a whole lot yet but i am amazed at how wide it is with no edge distortion. The lens seams to focus faster than my other tamron lens. All in all i am very pleased with the lens so far but only time will tell

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this again and would recomm

                    By Joel Cajun

                    from Houma, LA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    What is great is the fast focus and it is good for close ups as well as scenery

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    poor focus at 10mm!

                    By Mohsin Aameri

                    from Saudi Arabia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • 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 Pentax DSLR Cameras:

                    sharp colours! flexible range for landscape! but poor focus at 10mm! with increasing the range! focus becomes much better and faster!

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                    5.0

                    just what I wanted!

                    By Vicki

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

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

                      I heard that I would need to practice up before using this lens on vacation, but it has been so easy to figure out. Just get closer than you think you need to and you have a great shot! It takes great shots of close up things too, when you have it in the zoom position, so no need to always be switching out lenses. I am loving it! Off to Iquazu Falls in October!!!+

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                      4.0

                      First Ultra Wide

                      By CJB

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      The first time I used this lens was at the beach. The clarity is good but it sure got some getting used to! When the hood was on it would at times interfere with the pic so I used it without when shooting ultra-wide. Would I buy this again? Yes...definitely. I am looking forward to experimenting more with it!

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                      5.0

                      A great super-wide angle lens

                      By Jim the Pentaxian

                      from Saint Louis, MO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Image quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                        This 10-24mm lens saw immediate action on my Pentax K10D this December. Taking photos while fishing at a small mountain lake in Arizona, the lens behaved very well. I also used it for some candid, naturally-lit shots in an old musical instrument shop. I was pleased to find the lens correction parameters already available in LightRoom3 and Photoshop CS5 Extended (as of the 12/2010 updates).

                        Pros: Image quality, build, candid photos (the angle is so wide, nobody knows you are photographing them, especially shooting from the hip), the price is right.

                        Cons: None so far (it isn't perfect, but no lens is, and this lens offers high quality without being highly expensive).

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                        4.0

                        Does what I wanted.

                        By Seyjetmon

                        from Corryton, Tennessee

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable

                        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 Pentax DSLR Cameras:

                          It allows plenty of light and for me is sharp from corner to corner.

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                          5.0

                          Great lens!

                          By Jay

                          from Baltimore MD

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

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

                            This is my first super wide angle lens and I'm in love with it.great piece of glass to have in your arsenal.

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