Review Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

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Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

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  1. In short
  2. History
  3. Main Specifications
  4. Assembly
  5. Stabilizer
  6. Focusing
  7. Image quality
  8. Sample photos with source
  9. My experience
  10. Alternatives (all over-widths for APS-C)
  11. Prices
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In this review, I will call the lens Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023 abbreviated Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC. Please note that this lens is available for Nikon and Canon. This review shows the Canon EF / EFS mount option for Canon EOS SLR cameras.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

In short

The Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC is an ultra wide angle lens for cropped DSLR cameras. Available for Nikon F and Canon EF / EFS only. One of the few such lenses with built-in image stabilization. Quite a balanced solution with a low price tag.

First of all, Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC attracts 10 mm of focal length at the wide end and 24 mm at the long, so far this is a kind of record for such super-wide.

In general, it is a replacement for the original old man Canon EF-S 10-22 / 3.5-4.5 USMAs well as Canon EF-S 10-18 / 4.5-5.6 IS STM and is a logical continuation of the older version Tamron SP DI II 10-24mm 1: 3.5-4.5 B001.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

History

The line of super-wide Tamron SP DI II (for cropped SLR cameras, in order of appearance):

  1. Tamron SP DI II 11-18mm 1: 4.5-5.6 AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] A13, Model A13development announcement 28 September 2004. Became available with Jun 2005. For Nikon F, Canon EF / EFS and Sony / Minolta A. Lenses are built on the same optical circuit Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D, which was subsequently converted to Sony 4.5-5.6/11-18 DT (SAL1118). And also Tamron A13 can be found under the Promaster brand in the form of promaster Digital EDO AF Aspherical LD ​​(IF) 11-18mm 1: 4.5-5.6.
  2. Tamron SP DI II 10-24mm 1:3.5-4.5 B001, Model B001announcement October 23 2008 (originally there was an option only for Nikon F), with 3 March 2009 for Canon EF, with 12 2009 June for Sony A and Pentax K. Produced in Japan, China and Vietnam.
  3. Tamron DI II 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 VC HLD B023, Model B023, announcement February 7 2017. Only for Nikon F and Canon EF / EFS.

Tamron was the first company back in 2008 to be able to make an over-wide with such a large range of focal lengths. Up to this point, super-widths of 10-24 mm did not exist. Later, in April 2009, Nikon caught up with her Nikon 10-24 / 3.5-4.5G. However, it is worth noting that already in November 2004, Canon had a very similar one, only 2 mm shorter, Canon 10-22 / 3.5-4.5 USM.

It’s a little strange that Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC lost the SP prefix, that is, it does not belong to the Tamron series professional lenses Super Performance.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Main technical specifications of Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023:

Review Instance Name On the lens barrel 'Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD' + 'Made in China B023 Ø 77' + 'DESIGNED IN JAPAN'
Basic properties
  • DI II (Ddigitally Integrated II) - the lens is designed for use on digital cameras with an APS-C sensor
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) - built-in image stabilizer
  • HLD (High /Low torque modulated Drive Motor) - special built-in focusing motor
  • AF / MF - simple focus mode switch
  • IF (Internal Focusing) - internal focus
  • FTMFO (Full-Time Mannual Focus Override) - constant manual focus control
  • Ashperical - aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  • LD (Low Dispersion) - special low dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • XLD (eXbetween Low Dispersion) - special super-low-dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • Model Bo23 - lens model for quick identification
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) - special optical coating
  • Fluorine coating - additional protective coating of the front lens
  • Bayonet hood included
  • Tap-in console - the ability to adjust the lens via USB console
  • Protected enclosure
  • Important: a lens from a third-party manufacturer, which imposes some restrictions on its practical use
Front Filter Diameter 77 mm, filter thread plastic
Focal length 10-24 mm, the EGF for the Canon APS-C cameras is 16-38.4 mm
Zoom ratio 2.4 x
Designed by for Canon EOS digital cameras with APS-C sensor (the lens mount of the lens itself is EF). There is an option for Nikon F
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Labels
  • a window with a focusing distance in meters and feet. A set of distance marks only for 1, 0.5, 0.3, 0.24 and an infinity mark
  • focal lengths for 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24 mm
  • bayonet mount mark
  • hood attachment / fixing mark
Diaphragm
  • 10 mm: F / 3.5-F / 22
  • 13 mm: F / 4-F / 25
  • 15 mm: F / 4-F / 25
  • 18 mm: F / 4.5-F / 29
  • 20 mm: F / 4.5-F / 29
  • 24 mm: F / 4.5-F / 29
MDF 0.24 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 5.3
The weight 440 grams claimed

According to my measurements, 444 grams (version for Canon EF / EFS)

Optical design 16 elements in 11 groups:

  • Hybrid aspherical elements - 1 hybrid aspherical element (combination of glass and plastic)
  • LD (Low Dispersion) - 1 special low dispersion element
  • Molded-Glass Aspherical - 1 glass molded aspherical element
  • XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) - 1 special extra low dispersion element
  • front lens has additional protective coating

Optical design Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023The image of the optical scheme is clickable to enlarge

Lens hood Bayonet type, plastic, with the possibility of installation in transport mode
Manufacturer country MADE IN CHINA (Lens made in China)
Production period From February 7, 2017 (version for Nikon on sale from March 3, 2017, for Canon from March 27, 2019)
Price

There are quite a lot of super-widths with a maximum relative aperture of 1: 3.5-4.5, usually these are advanced models that are positioned higher than models with 1: 4 (4.5) -5.6.

The maximum f / 3.5 aperture of the Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC is only a third step lighter than the F / 4 of many other similar lenses with a constant apertureFor example, Tokina 12-24 / 4. At the same time, F / 3.5 is 2/3 steps darker than that of F / 2.8 on models Tokina 11-16 / 2.8, Tokina 11-20 / 2.8, PENTAX 11-18 / 2.8, FUJINON 8-16 / 2.8. The lightest of these can be considered Tokina 14-20 / 2.0. At the same time, it is important to realize that very often super-wide angles are used on very closed diaphragms, which is why the maximum relative aperture is not always as important as for standard or telephoto lenses.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Assembly

The Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC is manufactured in China and has a large 'DESIGNED IN JAPAN' lettering on the lens barrel (designed in Japan). The lens is pleasant and weighty to the touch. Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC has a considerable weight, which is about 450 grams. But on small cameras like Canon EOS 500D, the weight balance is practically not broken.

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC on the bayonet side has special rubber sealpreventing dust and moisture. It is stated that Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC has protected moisture and dirt construction with several internal seals. Additionally, Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC has a special fluorine-containing protective coating of the front lens.

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC uses classic 'professional' large filters diameter by 77 mm. The installation of filters with a thick rim affects vignetting. I tested Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 with a cheap Chinese CITIWIDE CPL 77mm polarizer (8 mm edge), which gave an extra 10 mm focal length vignette.

There is a bayonet mount mark and a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in upside down for transportation. In this position, access to the zoom ring is lost. When you change the focal length, the lens hood moves with the front of the lens.

When changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens barrel. The effect of the air pump is weak.

The retractable body frame ('trunk') consists of 1 section. The trunk is solid, without any backlash and spontaneous movement. When the focal length changes, the trunk moves in waves. The maximum extended trunk is observed at 24 mm focal length, minimum - at 15 mm. The movement of the trunk does not exceed 1 cm. But the rear lens moves strictly linearly when the focal length is changed - it deepens with increasing focal length into the lens body.

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC rotates the focus ring and zoom do not match with direction from the original Canon 10-22 / 3.5-4.5 USM.

The lens has metal bayonet. The zoom ring is rubberized, but the focus ring is narrow, plastic. Changing the focal length goes smoothly, but the zoom ring rotates excessively tight, while the rotation angle is 90 degrees.

For some reason, the front protective cap on the lens is very wide and thick, but comfortable.

Number of petals aperture - 7 pieces. At the same time, they are slightly rounded and form a regular heptagon on strongly covered diaphragms.

The lens supports work with TAP-in Console - a special USB-console through which you can update the lens firmware, fine-tune the autofocus and stabilizer operation.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Stabilizer

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC can use the built-in image stabilizer.

There is a VC ON / OFF stabilizer operation switch on the lens. The stabilizer works almost silently, only when activated and turned off, you can hear a slight clatter.

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC stabilizer should compensate for 4 stages of shutter speedwhich is quite good. In values excerpts this means that you can shoot at shutter speeds 16 times longer than what a lens without a stabilizer requires.

I was able to take pictures of stationary objects from hand to hand without any problems shutter speed 1/2 sec and 10 mm focal length. Generally, the stabilizer works well.

Nowhere is it indicated whether the stabilizer can track the movement of the lens during panoramic shooting.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Focusing

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC uses HLD (High /Low torque modulated Drive Motor) focus motor ('high / low torque motor'). Despite the huge abbreviation and its placement in the name of the lens, in practice the HLD motor looks more like a conventional focusing micromotor that was used in the previous model. This HDL motor is designed to provide fast focusing for stills and smooth focusing for movies.

Built the focus motor is noisy. The noise is not strong, but its character and level is higher than that of original lenses with USM or STM motors. In Live View mode, additional aperture noise appears.

The same focusing motor is used only in one lens - hyperzoom Tamron 18-400 / 3.5-6.3 VC. Tamron has a whole brood of various motors and their modifications: USD, OSD, RXD, PZD, HLD and conventional micromotors.

Auto Focus Speed average. It is believed that the focus speed is not important for the super-wide, and the presence of automatic focusing as such. But still fast and tenacious autofocus greatly simplifies the life of the photographer.

When used on a camera Canon EOS 500D with unpretentious focusing system with 9 focus points the lens behaves well. I had no problems with focus accuracy and focus. On camera Canon EOS 500D I checked the presence of the back and focus front at different focusing distances (infinity and MDF as well). Pictures taken using the Live View mode (which does not suffer from back / front focus) were used as a measure. Focusing accuracy using phase sensors completely coincided with the Live View mode. In Live View, the lens also works well.

The focus ring is narrow, plastic and in manual focus mode rotates approximately 180 degrees. When extreme positions are reached, the ring does not abut, but continues to rotate without affecting focus. The focus ring rotates smoothly and nicely, but during the rotation there is a feeling like plastic rubs against plastic. Manual focus is quite convenient. Direction of rotation of the focus ring does not match with original Canon 10-22 / 3.5-4.5 USM.

There is a lens housing focus mode switch 'AF | MF '(auto focus / manual focus).

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC supports continuous manual focus control. However, this feature works even better than the original Canon FTM. Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC immediately disables auto focus when the focus ring begins to rotate manually (at any time and with any focus settings set). How the original FTM function works well here.

Lens has internal focus, the front and rear lenses remain stationary during focusing. While changing the focal length, the front lens also does not rotate. It is possible to use various filters without any problems.

The lens has a scale of focusing distances in meters and feet. Infrared scales and labels for working in the infrared spectrum are not.

The minimum focusing distance is 24 cm, and the maximum magnification ratio is 1: 5.3, which is very good for such a lens.

Focus Features:

  1. Important: Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC focusing performance in Live View mode can greatly depend on the camera used, as well as on the system used for the lens
  2. Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC has very mild 'Focus Breathing' effect (changing the viewing angle during focusing).
  3. Focus Shift (focus shift, changing focus distance due to iris)
  4. Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC does not have a hard stop (hard infinity mechanical stop) which allows you to accurately and quickly focus the lens to infinity under any external temperature conditions. For accurate aiming at infinity, you cannot just bring the focus ring to its extreme position. The focus ring has a huge overrun for infinity.
  5. Unknown compatibility with Canon EF to EOS M adapter
  6. Important: Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC is a third-party lens. It may happen that it will not work correctly with some cameras. Details on this issue are considered by me. here
Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Image quality

The lens was developed at a time when the presence of 24 megapixels in many cameras with an APS-C sensor was commonplace.

Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 optically good lens, but a significant optical improvement, compared with the previous version, did not happen. I should note that it is possible that there is a variation in quality among different instances.

With an over-wide one, one must take into account that almost all lenses in the corners and edges of the image do not give the best image quality, and therefore at this point you should always make a discount.

Sharpness

  • sufficient resolution in the center of the frame over the entire range of focal lengths on an open aperture. Significant improvement in sharpness when closing aperture
  • a serious problem is the angles of 10-13 mm focal length, which come back to normal only after a strong aperture. It is possible to achieve really good sharpness in the corners only in the range of 15-24 mm
  • as the focal length increases, the edges of the image improve in terms of sharpness

Distortion

  • there is barrel distortion in the range of 10-15 mm
  • small pincushion distortion with a range of 15-24 mm
  • the maximum distortion is visible at 10 mm, the minimum in the region of 15 mm
  • the nature of distortion is unified, easily corrected in the editor

Vignetting

  • the overall level of vignetting is at a level typical for such lenses
  • vignetting is most pronounced at 10 mm at F / 3.5
  • with increasing focal length, vignetting at an open aperture decreases
  • vignetting almost disappears at f / 8
  • vignetting is easily fixable in the editor
  • the lens works well on full-frame cameras in the range of 14-24 mm.

Aberration

Other

  • lens tolerates side and back light, the amount of glare is small
  • aperture blades form a regular heptagon on virtually any hidden aperture value
  • on closed diaphragms you can get a pronounced effect of a 14-ray star

The data on this lens is in most popular RAW converters (it is definitely in ACR, Lightroom), which makes it very easy to correct distortion and vignetting with one click.

But in modern cameras, this lens is not 'sewn up' and it will be impossible to obtain automatic correction of some optical defects of the lens. For example, on camera Canon EOS 500D with Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC installed periphery. lighting 'indicates that' Data for cor. not available '.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Sample Photos Canon EOS 500D (APS-C 15 MP)

Examples are shown without treatment. Photos taken using RAW ('.CR2') file conversion with Canon original utility Digital Photo Professional 4 (Canon DPP) without any changes. The control mode 'Standard' was used with the default settings '3/0/0/0'.

Original RAW photos (14-bit '.CR2') can be download from this link (40 files, 700 MB)

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023 Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

My experience

It makes much sense to change the old Tamron SP DI II 10-24mm 1: 3.5-4.5 B001 on the new Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC I do not see. Optically, the new Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC did not go far from its progenitor. The optical design clearly shows that the new Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC was made on the basis of the old. At the same time, the new Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC received fewer special optical elements than the previous version. With the addition of a stabilizer, the price tag for the new Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC did not increase, apparently I had to sacrifice something.

In any case, Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC is one of the best over-widths for mirror crop.

To anyone who is looking for a similar solution for Canon, I recommend looking in the direction of the original, inexpensive and wonderful Canon EF-S 10-18 / 4.5-5.6 IS STM. In search of such a lens, you should still pay attention to pretty options from third-party manufacturers: Sigma EX 10-20 / 3.5Sigma 8-16 / 4.5-5.6, Tokina AT-X PRO 11-20 / 2.8 и Tokina AT-X Pro 12-28 / 4.

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023 Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

Alternatives

Below is a list of all ultra-wide angle lenses with auto focus support for cameras with an APS-C sensor (crop Kf = 1.5-1.6X) whose focal length is less than or equal to 14 mm.

Tokina (for different mounts):

With moderate aperture:

  1. Tokina 124 AT-X PRO SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  2. promaster Digital af 12 24 XR EDO F4 Aspherical, previous lens under the 'ProMaster' brand
  3. Tokina 124 AT-X PRO SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF) DX II Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  4. Tokina 128 AT-X Pro SD 12-28 mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 12 28 F4 (IF) DX V, for Canon EFS only

Aperture:

  1. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A
  2. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX II ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A
  3. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX V, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  4. Tokina atx-i 11 16mm F2.8 CF, from 2019, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 20 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  6. Tokina atx-i 11 20mm F2.8 CF, from 2020, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  7. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 14 20mm F2 (IF) DX, for Nikon F, Canon EFS

Fisheye:

  1. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  2. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX NH AT-X, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  3. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10 17 F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X V NH, for Canon EFS only

Tamron (for different mounts):

  1. Tamron SP 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 Di II B001, from October 2008, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony A. Japan / China / Vietnam
  2. Tamron 10-24 mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di ii VC HLD B023, from February 2017, for Nikon F and Canon EFS
  3. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​DI II SP AF 11-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 [IF] A13, from 2005, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A. Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D and Sony 4.5-5.6 / 11-18 DT (SAL1118)
  4. Promaster Digital EDO AF Aspherical LD ​​(IF) 11-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6, previous lens under the 'ProMaster' brand
  5. Tamron 11-20 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A RXD B060, from April 2021, only for Sony E

Sigma (for different mounts):

  1. Sigma 4.5 mm 1: 2.8 EX DC HSM CIRCULAR FISHEYE, since 2007 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA and Nikon F. Since 2008 for Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A
  2. Sigma 10 mm 1: 2.8 DC FISHEYE HSM, from 2007 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA and Nikon F. In 2008 a version for Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A was released
  3. Sigma 8-16 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 DC HSM, since 2010, Canon EFS, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony / Minolta A
  4. Sigma 10-20 mm 1: 4-5.6 DC EX [+ -HSM, + -D], since 2005 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A. Since 2008 for 4/3 SLR system. 'D' prefix for select Nikon and Sony / Minolta A only. HSM motor only available for Canon EFS, Sigma SA, Nikon F and 4/3. The Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A versions have a different appearance (there is no focusing distance window). There are two sub-versions: with a matte finish and with a velvet finish on the body.
  5. Sigma 10-20 mm 1: 3.5 DC HSM EX, since 2009, for Canon EFS, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony / Minolta A

Nikon DX (for Nikon F mount):

  1. Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5 mm 1: 2.8G ED
  2. Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 10-20 mm 1: 4.5-5.6G
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED SWM IF Aspherical
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24 mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

Canon EF-S / EF-M

EF-S (Mirror APS-C)

  1. Canon Zoome Lens EF-S 10-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 IS STM
  2. Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 10-22 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 USM

EF-M (Mirrorless APS-C)

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 11-22 mm 1: 4-5.6 IS STM

Pentax DA (+ Samsung / Schneider-Kreuznach, for Pentax K mount):

  1. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 2.8 (22) 14 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 14)
  2. SMC Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 10-17) (FISHEYE, most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107)
  3. HD Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm (FISHEYE, most likely optically similar to Tokina 107 NH)
  4. HD PENTAX-DA * 1: 2.8 11-18 mm ED DC AW
  5. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 4 12-24 mm ED AL [IF] (Pentax 12-24) (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 124)
  6. Samsung Zoom Lens Fisheye D-Xenon 10-17 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 AL, copy Pentax 10-17optical scheme from Tokina Model 107
  7. Samsung Zoom Lens D-Xenon 1: 4 12-24 mm ED ALcopy Pentax 12-24optical scheme from Tokina Model 124
  8. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenogon 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED AL, copy Pentax 10-17optical scheme from Tokina Model 107
  9. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenon 1: 4 12-24 mm ED AL, copy Pentax 12-24optical scheme from Tokina Model 124

Sony / Minolta (A or E):

E-mount (E):

  1. Sony E 4 /10 18 U.S.S

A-mount:

  1. Sony 4.5-5.6 /11 18 DT (SAL1118) (most likely optically identical Tamron model a13)
  2. Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D (most likely optically identical Tamron model a13)

Samsung NX

  1. Samsung Lens 1: 3.5 10 mm Fisheye
  2. Samsung Lens 1: 4-5.6 12-24 mm ED i-Function

Fujifilm x

  1. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 14 mm 1: 2.8 R
  2. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS Nano-GI XF 8-16 mm 1: 2.8 R LM WR
  3. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 10-24 mm 1: 4 R OIS
  4. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 10-24 mm 1: 4 R OIS WR

Zeiss (E / X)

  1. ZEISS Distagon Touit 2.8 /12 T* (Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount)

Leica CL / TL / T / TL

  1. Leica SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-T 1: 3.5-4.5 /11 23 ASPH.
  2. Leica SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-TL 1: 3.5-4.5 /11 23 ASPH.

Samyang (E)

  1. Samyang AF 12/2 E

Do you know more similar lenses? Or do you have experience with any of them? Then be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.

Prices

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Results

The Tamron 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 VC is a balanced ultra-wide range for Canon and Nikon crown DSLRs. A very good alternative to the original Canon EF-S 10-22 / 3.5-4.5.

10 main advantages

  1. built-in image stabilizer (only one similar lens has a stabilizer for Canon EOS EFS cameras Canon 10-18 / 4.5-5.6 IS)
  2. protected case, rubber O-shaped seal near the bayonet, protective coating of the front lens
  3. a large range of focal lengths (in 2020 there are no such lenses with a higher zoom ratio)
  4. internal type focusing, continuous manual control of the focus ring
  5. good build quality: metal bayonet mount, rubberized zoom ring, bayonet type hood with the ability to install the reverse side
  6. many special optical elements in the optical scheme, advanced BBAR enlightenment
  7. the ability to use 10 mm of focal length (for example, Tokina does not have similar lenses with 10 mm)
  8. the presence of a lens profile in most popular RAW converters (certainly there is in ACR, Lightroom)
  9. low cost
  10. good sharpness in the center of the frame over the entire range of focal lengths, good glare resistance, moderate dystosia and vignetting

10 main disadvantages

  1. noise from the focus motor
  2. average focusing speed (e.g. Canon EF-S 10-22 / 3.5-4.5 2004 release is already super fast USM-motor)
  3. noisy electromagnetic diaphragm
  4. narrow plastic focus ring
  5. the direction of rotation of the focus ring and zoom does not coincide with the original similar lenses
  6. not the highest aperture (e.g. Tokina 11-20 / 2.8 aperture higher)
  7. 77 mm large filter diameter (e.g. Canon 11-22 / 4-5.6 diameter only 55 mm)
  8. there may be incompatibility with some cameras and / or teleconverters (no exact data), lack of data about the lens in modern cameras, which makes it difficult to automatically correct some types of distortion (distortion, vignetting etc.)
  9. low resolution of 10-13 mm in the corners of the frame on open apertures
  10. a strong level of chromatic aberration in the corners and edges of the image by 10 mm

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Comments: 12, on the topic: Review of Tamron 10-24mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023

  • UstasFritZZZ

    Thanks for the informative review, Arkady! Photos, as always - super!

  • Michael

    And I'm still waiting for a light 9-16mm 5.6 for APS-C ...

    • Victor

      I ordered Nikkor 10-20 4.5-5.6. In conjunction with Nikon D7200. Not expensive ($ 307, lightweight 230 grams). I want to try what an over-wide is. I reviewed a bunch of pictures, including with weaker cameras. I will try. Wrote, maybe you will be interested

  • Evgeniy

    Thank you very much for your review! I thought to take it, plus the angry photographer has long praised it, but the price / quality ratio (2000y can be taken in China) is a little expensive.

  • Sotochka

    Thanks for the review, judging by the pictures like decent glass.

  • Dmitry (St. Petersburg)

    Thank you for your work and sensible review in the best traditions of Radozhiva!

  • Irina

    This is my most popular and favorite lens since the winter of 2019. I was looking for shirik for Nikon crop. Also, like many, I wanted to try a wide angle.

    I am very pleased with him. About 70% of the frames are shot by them. For me, Tamron 10-24 vc was the most optimal in price, beauty of the picture, aperture ratio, build quality.

    The first and immediately successful experience of a non-native lens for Nikon.

  • Alexey

    Good afternoon, can you please tell me I can not choose a wide-angle DX lens for Nikon d7500, nikkor bites a lot at the price, what can you look at for adequate money?

    • Alexey

      because sigmo-tokina makes any 17-50 (70) 2.8 for all systems

    • Trueash

      Tokina makes quite decent shiriki. For example, f / 4 12-28 mm.

  • Nadezhda

    Tell me, is Nikon 5200 on a camera without a screwdriver - is it worth taking or won't it work?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Everything will work, only you need a version for Nikon F

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