Ultra wide-angle lens builds on the concept of Tamron's lengendary 11-18 mm F4.5-5.6
Optimal Performance designation for photographers who demand the very best in image quality
Hybrid aspherical elements ensure distinct image quality and compactness
Low Dispersion lens elements for optimum image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration
With an initial focal length range of 10-24mm (equivalent to 16mm ultra-wide to 37mm semi-wide in 35mm equivalent), this ultra-wide DSLR zoom lens is the perfect tool for creating dramatic landscape, city and sea images. The ultra wide angle setting allows you to capture scenery beyond what you can see. The semi-wide-angle setting lets you capture scenes at nearly spectacular angles.
It covers the widest range in its class history.
Tamron's new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens is the first zoom lens in this class to cover 16-37mm equivalent to 35mm full-frame. With focal lengths from 10mm super-wide to 24mm semi-wide-angle, wide-angle photography is easily possible.
High optical performance with special optical glass material
The new zoom lens employs a high-precision large-diameter glass-molded aspherical lens and three hybrid aspherical lenses to minimize spherical aberration, coma, and distortion. In addition, a pair of LD (Low Dispersion) and HID (High Index) glass elements correct axial and lateral chromatic aberrations for superior optical quality.
An optical system that optimizes the incidence of light on the image sensor
The new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens employs a new optical system that limits changes in the angle of incidence of light rays reaching the image sensor within a certain range over the entire field of view, from the center to the periphery, reducing the effects of aberration caused by zooming.
Improved ambient lighting
It minimizes light loss at edges, which can degrade image quality when shooting wide-angle shots, and ensures high optical quality from the center to the edges. Inner coating reduces ghost and flare
A newly developed multi-layer coating and inner coating (multi-layer coating on the bonded surfaces of multiple lenses) are used to reduce image quality degradation due to the reflection of light rays entering from the front of the lens and the effects of the image sensor.
Ultra-compact and lightweight design
The new zoom lens covers a wider focal length range with a larger zoom ratio, offering a faster maximum aperture and improved optical quality than the previous SP AF11 18mm zoom lens. Despite the higher specs, the new zoom lens is lighter and more compact, and like the previous SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II zoom lens, it has a built-in 77mm filter.
Minimum shooting distance 0.24m
Close focus is essential for wide-angle photography, so Tamron has achieved a minimum focusing distance of 0.24m over the entire zoom range. With this function, users can freely create images with exaggerated perspective at the 10mm ultra-wide-angle end and shoot at a maximum magnification of 1:.
The highest magnification in its class at 5x at 24mm semi-wide. Petal lens hood included as standard
Comes standard with a flower-shaped lens hood that reduces glare. A special hood optimally shields the rays from the rectangular frame outside the image field.
Representing a new exterior design
The new zoom lens adopts a sophisticated exterior design that eliminates the unevenness of the lens body and improves uniformity and smoothness in line with the design of current digital SLR cameras. The Tamron lens has a metallic finish on the gold band that indicates it is a Di II lens, and improved alphanumeric placement, including the TAMRON logo in the center of the control ring, to improve visibility. The black coating of the lens barrel has an exquisite black matte finish, giving it a more luxurious feel. The rubber patterns on the zoom and focus rings have been improved to match the design style of today's digital cameras, improving operability.