- Model name: Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II has one of the fastest f-stop for APS-C format lenses in the market. Though to a large extent Tamron is actually catching up when they released the 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, they had a winner in their hands. Designed for the smaller image circle of APS-C format DSLRs, the SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 gives an equivalent field of view what a 15-36mm lens would give on a full frame DSLR.
A wide angle perspective is often required when shooting landscape for capturing a dramatic scene. It is also required when shooting architecture especially from tight locations. Capturing group shots again from tight corners are also the perfect moment when one should reach for a wide angle lens. The SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 performs in all these conditions. It has a maximum angle of view of 108˚.
The lens diaphragm is made up of 7 rounded blades and that allows for the lens to shoot nice and soft bokeh when set to a wide aperture. It can also stop down all the way to f/29 (at 24mm). However for a lens so wide vignetting and flares & ghosting has been well controlled.
The overall construction of the lens consists of 12 elements including two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements, 1 HID (High-refractive index) element and 4 aspherical elements arranged in 9 groups. The lens takes a filter size of specification 77mm and weighs 406 grams. Good news if you use a circ. polarizer as the front end does not rotate when focusing. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sample Images by Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II on Flickr
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Specifications
|Angle of View
APS-C size equivalent
|Diaphragm Blade No||7|
|Min Focus Distance||0.24m (9.4″)|
|Magnification Ratio||1:5.1 (at f=24mm, MFD:0.24m)|
|Diameter x Length||ø83.2mm x 86.5mm
(3.1in x 3.9in)
|Accessories||Flower-shaped Lens hood|
Nikon with Built-In Motor
- More info at Tamron
- Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Catalog
- Full Line Catalog
- Tamron Learning Centre