Tamron AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 SP Di II LD Aspherical IF - Review / Test Report - Sample Shots & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Images

The following sample shots were taken with a D300 or D3x (in DX crop mode) and RAW-converted via CaptureOne 4.8.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 22.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/1600s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/50s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/640s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 11.5mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 22.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 13.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D300
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/100s

Verdict

The Tamron AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 SP Di II LD Aspherical IF left us unimpressed regarding its performance. There's a significant amount of barrel distortions at all focal lengths, CAs are rather high, even stopped down and the resolution figures at the borders are somewhat disappointing, especially in the extreme corners.

However, on the other hand the center resolution is very high and stopped down the border and even corner resolution reaches levels, which are probably sufficient for most use cases.

Given its rather low price (compared to similar lenses) it may well be the first choice, especially for those who shoot in this focal range occasionally only. You get what you pay for here: not outstanding, but maybe good enough.

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