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Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Canon

by Tamron
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Compatibility : Canon APS-C format digital SLR cameras
  • Optical : lenses/groups : 9 - 12
  • Minimum focusing : 24cm
  • Belongs to the Super performance (SP) class of Tamron lenses distinguished by ultra high optical and mechanical quality

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Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Canon + Hoya 77mm Pro-1 Digital UV Screw in Filter + Hoya 77mm Pro-1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 8.7 cm ; 372 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 5535
  • ASIN: B001GVINA6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)


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Product Description

Super Performance

Ultimate photo fun and fantastic perspectives are inevitable with this lens. This ultra wide-angle lens builds on the concept of the excellent Tamron 11-18mm F4.5-5.6. It belongs to the Super performance (SP) class of Tamron lenses distinguished by ultra high optical and mechanical quality.

It has a very wide angle of view, equivalent to 16-37mm when converted to full format. The MFD of 24cm allows you to get close to your subject, for absolute control and creativity. Tamron’s Di technology results in high resolution coupled with the best possible correction of the most common aberrations. Particular emphasis is placed on the BBAR coating, which is also put on cemented surfaces (Internal Surface Coating) for sharp and brilliant images. Other materials such as LD (Low Dispersion) glass and aspherical elements also help to correct aberrations. Capture better images with this masterpiece of optical engineering.

Wide Angle Zoom

The new Tamron ultra wide-angle zoom lens covers the 35mm full-size format equivalent of 16-37mm, for the first time in this class of zoom lenses. This focal length range – 10mm ultra wide-angle to 24mm semi wide-angle – enables the user to enjoy hassle-free wide-angle photography. The new zoom lens covers a wider focal length range, has a greater zoom ratio, and offers a faster maximum aperture than the older SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II zoom lens (Model A13) and enhanced optical quality. Despite the higher specifications, the new zoom lens is lightweight and compact and accepts the same 77mm filter as its predecessor.

Close Focus Distance

Close Focus Distance

Because a close-focusing capability is essential in wide-angle photography, Tamron engineered a 0.24m (9.4") minimum focus distance across the zoom range. This capability gives the user freedom to create images with an exaggerated perspective at the 10mm ultra wide-angle end and shoot with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at the 24mm semi-wide-angle setting.

Flower-Shaped Hood

Included as a standard accessory, the flower-shaped hood matches the rectangular shape of the image sensor to effectively block the interference of superfluous light rays entering from outside the borders of the image area, helping to ensure sharp, clear, flare-free images with crisp detail in the shadow areas.

Optimal Angles and Enhanced Peripheral Illumination

The new ultra wide-angle zoom lens uses a new optical system designed to confine the changing angles of incidences of light rays reaching the imaging sensor within a certain scope over the entire image field, from the centre to the periphery, addressing the effects of variances caused by zooming. Peripheral light fall-off that becomes an image-degrading factor in wide-angle photography is minimised to ensure high optical quality from the centre to the periphery.


As an SP Di II class lens, it provides high optical quality in resolution, contrast, and flatness of image field. Tamron Di-II lenses are engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm. Rendering an ideal image circle for APS-C sensors, Di-II lenses are also include properties to optimise digital imaging performance. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.

Low Dispersion Glass

Low Dispersion Glass (LD)

Low dispersion (LD) glass elements within the lens help reduce chromatic aberration, i.e. the tendency of light of different colours to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely low dispersion index has less of a tendency to separate (diffract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colours. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the centre of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)

Internal Surface Coating

Ghosting and flare caused by aberrations can occur in digital SLR photography, but Tamron has adopted various countermeasures against this problem. These include the use of Internal Surface Coatings (multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements), and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements, used to minimise reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and to reduce image degrading effects caused by the imagers themselves.

Aspherical Lens Elements

Aspherical Lens Elements (ASL)

This Tamron lens uses several hybrid Aspherical elements and therefore bears the Aspherical designation. The innovative optics deliver exceptional image quality, and at the same time offer remarkable zoom ranges in an extraordinarily compact package. By perfecting the cutting-edge advances for series production, Tamron has virtually eliminated spherical aberration and image distortion from their high-power-zoom series. Through the effective application of Hybrid Aspherical Technology, one lens element can take the place of multiple elements without compromising performance. This is what allows us to produce remarkably compact long-range lenses that deliver a uniformly high level of image quality at all focal lengths and apertures.

Internal Focusing System (IF)

Internal focusing (IF) provides numerous practical benefits to photographers including a non-rotating front filter ring that facilitates the positioning of polarising and graduated filters, and more predictable handling as the lens length does not change during focusing. Even more important, Tamron’s Internal Focusing (IF) system provides a much closer minimum focusing distance (MFD) throughout its entire focusing range. In addition, IF improves optical performance by minimising illumination loss at the corners of the image field, and helps to suppress other aberrations that become more troublesome at different focusing positions.

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87 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Brand Snobbery 4 Sep 2010
Well, I ummed and aaghed about this one. It was a toss up between Canon, Sigma and Tamron variants in the wide angle range. The Tamron won out in the end based on pretty good reviews (although some brand name die hard reviewers did do their best to torpedo it) and cost.

It came next day, so excellent service from Amazon themselves.

Open the nicely presented box and you'll find a solidly built lens body, hood and instructions. The lens its self feels well put together. It may feel heavy in your hand but, when mounted on to the camera body (500D in my case) it feels surprisingly well balanced. The motor is quiet but AF is a tad slower than I expected but, somehow due to size and feel of the lens body you kind of accept it so it's not enough to mark it down a star based on that. The lens hood feels pretty robust and it locates easily onto the lens body without the worry that it could snap if not correctly located. One thing I'd hasten to add about the hood, although it's designed to be removed and turned around for storage on the lens body when not in use, you won't really be able to stow it in your kit bag still attached. It's wider than the lens it's self and therefore needs more room if it's still fitted.

Colours are crisp but I would add that this lens really does benefit from the use of a Circular Polarised Filter especially if there is the possibility of glass reflection or photographing over open water on a bright day. Very slight chromatic arberration at the edges which an easily be dealt with post processing especially if you shoot in RAW. It was a lot less than I was led to believe in reviews but, that could be down to my subjects and my own personalised camera settings.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great lens for the price. 28 Sep 2011
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This is a very good lens which is especially sharp around f8, it does suffer from chromatic aberration somewhat but most photo software can correct this easily enough.
My lens is presently with Tamron's service department because it stopped communicating with my 7D when in portrait orientation, luckily Tamron offer a 5yr warranty (if you register within two months of buying)so it's not a problem. My lens is 16 months old.
It loses one star because of this temporary fault, apart from that I am very happy with this lens.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive and affordable! 19 Nov 2011
I've had this lens for over a year now and it hardly leaves my 60D when I'm out and about. I find that you need a wide angle lens of this size to gain coverage of landscapes and cityscapes and it does this very well plus an outstanding zoom range. Yes it has some chromatic aberration issues at the outer reaches of the image but I can correct this somewhat when post processing in Adobe Lightroom. All in all I am very satisfied with it and in my opinion does a good job without breaking the bank and buying the Canon 10-20.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking a risk! 23 Feb 2013
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Initially I did think I might be taking a risk buying this lens, particularly after ordering it and finding several reviews which remarked upon the "softness" of the images produced! Well you can judge for yourselves as I have added the images I took of Quarry House to the images for this product, and I personally am very pleased with the results. I also purchased a Hoya Pro-digital Polarising filter from Amazon, and it is narrow enough not to cause any vignetting at the apertures I will normally be using this lens. f8, f11 as I plan on using it for photo's of landscapes and city buildings. I did have to crop the images somewhat to correct the converging verticals, but this building is on top of a steep hill and one has no choice but to angle the camera upwards.

I did at first find the lens a little heavy, but soon got used to it and it does balance well. It was also awkward it was also awkward adjusting the polariser with the lenshood in place, but again you get used to it.

So all in all I would conclude that I am well pleased with the lens and it certainly was not the risk I thought it might have been. I would certainly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth every penny 19 Dec 2012
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had this lens for a few months now and i have to say that iv hardly taken it off my camera. the image quality is fantastic even on my entry level 1000d and the sweeping view really adds a whole new level to shot composition. i cant draw a true comparison to any other lens of this kind having only used this one but i am so glad i made the jump and brought the lens. its not the cheapest accessory you will ever buy for your camera but chances are it will be one of you most used.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent lens......if used properly! 29 Jun 2013
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I'd mulled over which super-wide to purchase for my 7D for quite some time. I eventually settled on this one after balancing out various pros and cons. I was looking for something affordable and sharp.

This lens hasn't disappointed on those two fronts, with my only complaint being the serious image softness at the corners. But this is a seriously wide lens, the corners will always suffer as things stretch away at the extremes.

Focus seems quick enough, considering it'll only ever be used for slow or stationary subjects. It's a little noisy, but really nothing to worry about.

A good, solid performer....and a worthy addition to the kit bag of someone who only occasionally comes down to super-wide territory from his usual 400-560mm.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
An excellent product and is just what I needed
Published 13 days ago by Andrew George
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic lens don't know why people need to buy branded
Published 19 days ago by robert smith
5.0 out of 5 stars great lens
Always bought canon lenses so was a bit worried purchasing this lens but looked at the canon equivalent and decided to give this lens a go instead. Read more
Published 5 months ago by jb007
5.0 out of 5 stars Tamron 10-24mm
Awesome lens. so far I have used it for a few out door shoots and find it the perfect landscape lens for the money.
Published 18 months ago by D. Watt
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Where I Least Expected
I've debated back and forth for a few years now on whether to add an extreme wide-angle zoom to my set of Canon mid to high range lenses. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2012 by Mark A. Brammer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sourcing
Super lens, and great value for money, however, the one I received came from France and cannot be registered with Tamron UK for the extended 5 year guarantee period. Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2011 by Magus
5.0 out of 5 stars Camera Lens
A good range of views from 10 to 24mm. I was concerned when the photographs I had taken were not seen on the screen, all there was was an instruction to clean the lens contacts. Read more
Published on 28 Nov 2011 by C. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Purchase
I bought this lens after researching many lenses within my budget. I have always owned Canon lenses, but couldn't afford a new Canon wide angle lens, I looked at Sigma and Tamron... Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2011 by Steven Jones
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