NEW! Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
The SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) features an unprecedented 2.4x zoom ratio in the ultra wide-angle zoom lens class. The user-friendly, lightweight, compact design of the SP AF10-24mm Di II offers APS-C digital SLR camera users a versatile 35mm equivalent focal length range of 16mm ultra wide-angle to 37mm semi wide-angle. Photographers can capture magnificent vistas and extraordinary close-ups, bold compositions and unique perspectives, creating images impossible with standard wide-angle lenses that come fitted with most SLR kits today.
The lens delivers outstandingly sharp, colourful photographs with special optical glass materials such as large-aperture glass-moulded aspherical elements and hybrid aspherical elements.
2 Year Factory Warranty included.
1. Covers the broadest range ever—from 10mm ultra wide-angle to 24mm—in its class*.
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.
2. Features an optical design optimised for digital camera characteristics
Special optical glass for high optical performance
The new zoom lens uses a high-precision, large-aperture glass-moulded aspherical lens element and three hybrid aspherical elements to minimise spherical aberration, coma, and distortion. In addition, a pair of LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements and an HID (High-refractive Index) glass element together compensate for on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, delivering high optical quality.
Optical system designed to optimise angles of incidence of light rays reaching the imager
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 imager within a certain scope over the entire image field, from the centre to the periphery, addressing the effects of variances caused by zooming.
Enhanced peripheral illumination
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.
Internal surface coatings reduce ghosting and flare
The lens uses newly developed multiple-layer coatings and internal surface coatings (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural lenses) to reduce the image degradation caused by the reflection of light rays entering from the lens front and affected by the imager.
3. Ultra-compact, lightweight design
The new zoom lens covers a wider focal length range with a greater zoom ratio and offers a faster maximum aperture than the existing 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 the SP AF11-18mm Di II.
4. Closest focus distance of just 24cm across the zoom range
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, the largest magnification ratio in its class.
5. Flower-shaped Lens Hood is a standard accessory
A glare-reducing, Flower-shaped Lens Hood is included as a standard accessory. The special hood provides optimum shading of light rays that enter from the rectangular frame outside the image field.
6. New external design expressing “state-of-the-art ultra wide-angle zoom lens” in the digital era
The new zoom lens features a refined exterior design that enhances its uniformity and smoothness, matching the designs of current digital SLRs.
The metallic finish of the gold band on Tamron lenses makes it stand out as a Di II lens, and the layout of alphanumeric markings, including the TAMRON logo in the centre of the control ring, has been improved for greater visibility.
Exquisite black matt finish is applied to the black paint over the lens barrel for improved quality of appearance.
The rubber patterns on the zoom and focus rings have been enhanced to complement today’s digital camera design style and ensure better handling.
Tamron’s conversion value is 1.55x.
Di (Digitally integrated design)-II lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with APS-C sized smaller image sensors. Di II lenses are not designed for use with 35mm film cameras and digital SLRs with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.
*As of August 2008, according to Tamron’s research on ultra wide-angle lenses designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras.
|Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Technical Specifications
|Angle of view (APS-C size)
||Diagonal: 108°44' to 60°20' Horizontal: 98°28' to 51°36' Vertical: 75°19' to 35°29'
||12 elements in 9 groups
|Minimum focus distance
||0.24m (9.3") throughout the entire zoom range
|Maximum magnification ratio
||1:5.1 (at f=24mm, MFD=0.24m)
||Flower-shaped Lens Hood
||Canon AF, Nikon AF-D**, Pentax, Sony
*Values given are for Nikon mounts. **Nikon mount has a built-in AF motor.
Specifications, design, product name and standard accessories may differ by country or area. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, these matters are subject to change by the manufacturer without notice or obligation.