Tamron AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II Ultra Wide Angle Lens

I´m quite impressed with this lens although my personal opinion is that it does´nt excel at landscape photography.I had originally bought it for that particular type of photography, so I was a little bit disappointed at first. It works well enough for urban landscapes, but with vistas it lacks clarity and sharpness. However it can be put to dozens of other uses other than landscapes to great effect.

For what i call “quirky” photography it is excellent (in my opinion), as in this image of a sewing  machine (and previous post). I use a Canon 60mm Macro for product photography but where super sharp detail is´nt a necessity, this lens can produce some great product images. I like in-close photography and this lens does it for me, urban and people work well with this lens also, however it is impossible to use in a discreet way, so in that environment it is definitely an “ ask permission to photograph”  lens!

Canon 50D, f/22, 1/20 sec, ISO 100, 11mm

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4 thoughts on “Tamron AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II Ultra Wide Angle Lens

  1. Took me a little while to figure out what this was a picture of. I eventually figured it out and didn’t even have to read the post!

    Do you ever use dpreview.com for equipment reviews? I really like the site though it’s been ages since I bought anything for my camera. Their review confirms what you’re saying above. They say “central sharpness is high once stopped down F5.6, especially at 10mm. However sharpness wide open is distinctly low, and corners are soft at all settings”. They also say “As expected for this type of lens, best results are obtained at F5.6-F11, with the optimum aperture being F8.” They thought the lens stands up well against the competition. Sounds like you’ve got a good little lens there to me.

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