- The largest focal length range in its class of ultra-wide angle zoom lenses
- Improved optical performance across the entire zoom range
- 4-Stop Vibration Compensation that is especially useful in low light conditions
- Equipped for the first time with the new HLD with outstanding driving power and stability
- Compressed into a compact body with structural ingenuity
- Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction
Expand your options with the only compact, ultra-wide angle zoom lens offering superior optical performance and Vibration Compensation with the Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD.
The new Tamron 10-24mm has a zoom range of 10-24mm, the widest among ultra-wide angle zoom lenses for APS-C cameras. It’s the 35mm equivalent of covering the very wide angle range from 16mm ultra-wide angle to 37mm wide angle. With just one lens, photographers can enjoy diverse wide angle expressions, from dynamic landscapes far beyond the normal human field of vision to simple, casual snapshots. This is the perfect ultra-wide angle zoom lens for every photographer, typically after their standard zoom lens and telephoto zoom lens.
The zoom range is 2.4x, with the maximum difference in the angles of view equaling 48°24’, a wide variety of photographic functionality is unleashed, from full-blown 10mm ultra-wide angle to 24mm which is good for casual snapshots— allowing for wide angle pictures with a very natural feel.
The optical design of the new Tamron 10-24MM lens consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups. Special lens elements are utilized in an optimum configuration of one LD (Low Dispersion) lens element, one XLD (extra Low Dispersion) glass element, one molded glass aspherical element, and one hybrid aspherical lens. While curbing an increase in the size of the optical system, the new lens very effectively compensates for a wide variety of aberrations in the entire zoom range, including transverse chromatic aberration, comatic aberration and distortions that tend to become more prominent with a wide angle lens. Tamron’s highly regarded BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating and the optical design paying close attention to internal reflections in the lens barrel also curb the effects of harmful light rays that tend to occur with a wide angle lens, achieving excellent resistance against ghosting and flare seen in backlighting situations.
Even in high contrast situations, the new Tamron 10-24MM lens delivers excellent edge-to-edge performance, and with its superior ability to capture a broad range of tones and gradations, gives rich expression to fine details in both the highlight and shadow regions.
In addition to capturing wide views, wide angle lenses provide unique, creative expressions by capitalizing on inherent perspective when used for close-ups, so a shorter minimum object distance is an important and useful feature. With a minimum object distance of 9.4 inches, users can take full advantage of spectacular background blur effects by opening the diaphragm.
Tamron’s original BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating is highly acclaimed for its superior backlit performance, increasing light transmission and preventing lens surface reflections and dispersion. In addition, reduction of internal reflections in the lens barrel (including the coating and the layout with a light-shielding groove) provides thorough resistance to ghosting and flare and delivers flawless, crystal clear images.
In response to the requests of many customers who have asked the company to equip a wide angle lens with image stabilization, we have now installed Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) on the new tamron 10-24MM lens. Optimizing the actuator and the control algorithm has made it possible to incorporate the VC, while maintaining the compact design of the previous Model B001. The VC especially enhances the photographer’s freedom in handheld shooting at dusk or in a dimly lit room, and under other relatively low light conditions, as the mechanism proves particularly effective in the shooting conditions with slower shutter speeds.
With the Tamron 10-24MM lens, image stabilization performance of 4 stops (in accordance with CIPA standards) enables taking pictures without the need to increase ISO speed. To compensate for low light conditions, photographers sometimes raise the ISO speed. However, high ISO speeds generate high levels of noise and lower overall image quality.
Even in low light levels, photographs at smaller apertures with considerable depth-of-field are possible without raising ISO. Under low light conditions, opening the diaphragm and/or increasing the ISO speed can be necessary to prevent blurred images. However, thanks to the VC system it’s possible to use smaller apertures and low ISO and still use shutter speeds high enough to prevent blurring. With today’s higher-pixel-density cameras, subtle camera shake tends to be more noticeable, causing a decline in picture quality. The VC functions prevent subtle camera shake, thereby maintaining the lens’s pristine image quality.
HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) is an AF drive system using a brushless motor developed and produced exclusively by Tamron. Long-life motor. Unlike a conventional DC motor, the bearing for the motor shaft is the only part with mechanical contact. An inverter circuit for conversion from DC to AC enables highly efficient rotations for low and high speeds alike. The HLD motor inside Tamron 10-24MM lens is equipped with the Full-time Manual Focus override mechanism, so even when set to AF, a photographer can instantaneously make fine focusing adjustments by using MF.
With its excellent AF control stability and AF drive power, the HLD motor is capable of smoothly controlling the AF mechanism of Model Tamron 10-24MM lens even though it’s equipped with large focusing lens elements. The motor itself is small in size, and the whole unit is configured as if drawing an arc in alignment with the cylindrical lens shape. This has reduced the unit size in the radial direction, contributing to the lens’s overall space-saving design.
The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.
While enhancing image quality, adding new functions and substantially improving the basic performance, Tamron 10-24MM len’s space-saving design has ensured an optimum configuration for components such as the VC and AF unit, thus successfully reducing overall length compared to the previous Model B001. The lightweight and compact body with outstanding ease of use will prove to be very well-balanced when attached to an APS-C DSLR camera.
A key goal in developing the new 10-24mm was ensuring intuitive ease-of-use by every photographer while paying careful attention to a delicately refined form — right down to fine details and the texture of the materials. Symbolized by a Luminous Gold ring, and featuring a form that faithfully encompasses the internal structures aiming for compactness to the utmost limit, the Tamron 10-24MM lens possesses an external design with a high-grade feel befitting this next-generation model that’s full of the most advanced technologies. The highly sophisticated craftsmanship—with attention to even the smallest details—is a testament to the quality of the lens itself. The switchbox shape, the distance scale window ensuring excellent visibility, and the metal mount with outstanding precision and rigidity comprise a refined, wellthought-out design that places importance on functionality as well.
|Format size||Di II|
|Diagonal Angle of View||108°44' - 60°2' (for APS-C format cameras)|
|Lens Construction||16 elements, 11 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.4 in|
|Max. Mag. Ratio||1:5.3|
|Length*||for Canon: 3.3 in / for Nikon: 3.2 in|
|Weight||for Canon: 15.5 oz / for Nikon: 15.5 oz.|
|Diaphragm Blades||7 (circular diaphragm)|
|Image Stabilization Performance**||4 stops (CIPA Compliant)|
|Standard Accessory||Hood, caps|
|Compatible Mount||Canon, Nikon|
- Lens Hood
- Front Lens Cap
- Rear Lens Cap