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Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens

Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens

Product Summary

Overview

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

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Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Specifications

Model No B001
Construction (Groups/Elements) 9/12
Angle of View
APS-C size equivalent
Diagonal 108°44′-60°20′
Horizontal 98°28′-51°36′
Vertical 75°19′-35°29′
Diaphragm Blade No 7
Max Aperture F/3.5-4.5
Min Focus Distance 0.24m (9.4″)
Magnification Ratio 1:5.1 (at f=24mm, MFD:0.24m)
Filter Size ø77
Weight 406g (14.3oz.)
Diameter x Length ø83.2mm x 86.5mm
(3.1in x 3.9in)
Accessories Flower-shaped Lens hood
Available Mounts Canon
Nikon with Built-In Motor
Pentax
Sony

 

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Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H