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Registered: September 2012
Posts: 2
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD SP AF review by Scottelly
Review Date: 10/6/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $500.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Solid, lens hood fits well with positive click, good range from 15-36mm equiv.
Cons: A little heavy, but it is lighter than others, so I guess compared to the competition this is not really a con.

While I have not done a lot of testing, this lens does seem to give a sharp image, when stopped down a couple of stops. It is a little soft, especially in the corners, at wider f-stops, but at f8 and f11 it is good . . . maybe even quite sharp. I do not have anythig to compare it with though, since the last time I had a lens this wide was on my 12 megapixel Canon 5 D, and this lens seems as sharp as those lenses were at f8 (Canon 17-40mm f4 L and Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-6.5 EX). The feel of this lens is as good as the other super wide lenses I have owned, with the manual/auto focus switch having a better, more positive feel on this lens. I really like this lens, though I can't help wondering how the Sigma 8-16 might compare. Maybe I will get one of those, and sell this one if it is as good or just return that one if not. I do really like the fact that I can put filters on this lens, if I want (something I could not do with a wider lens). I also like the option to shoot at f4.5 when zoomed in with this lens, even though the image is a little soft (motion blur is worse than slight image softness, which can actually slightly resemble the affect of a soft-focus lens, in my opinion).

Registered: September 2010
Posts: 23
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD SP AF review by Tord
Review Date: 9/5/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Feels rugged, and sharp
Cons: A bit big, not least compared to similar lenses from Olympus!

Had it for a few months, and the only reason I don't bring it along as often I should, is it's bulk, almost as big as my Tamron 90, which I prefer to bring along!

The good side is that it is very resistant to flare, focuses fairly fast and seems very rugged. With its lenshood on it takes a lof of room, about the same as a compact 300!


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