Tamron 11-18mm Di Lens Sample Shots @ PMA 2005

February 23, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | Comment |

Tamron 11-18mmI visited the Tamron stand today and took a few shots with the new Tamron 11-18mm digital SLR lens that has just been announced (Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) to give it its full name - very catchy). I already own the Tamron 28-75mm Di lens, using it on my Canon EOS 10D DSLR for the last 12 months. The Tamron 11-18mm has the same good build-quality as the 28-75mm Di lens.

Yesterday I tried out the Sigma 10-20mm lens - the Tamron and Sigma both felt very well made, although the Tamron is a little more compact. The Tamron 11-18mm lens is equivalent to a focal length of 17-28mm, compared to the Sigma’s 16-32mm, so there isn’t too much to choose between them in that respect. Focusing wasn’t a problem for either lens despite the dim lighting conditions inside the PMA show hall. Price for the new Tamron 11-18mm lens is $599, with Sigma expected to announce the price of their 10-20mm lens in the next few weeks.

I’m not able to provide the full-sized samples, but here are some shots to show you the angle of view that digital SLR users will be able to get. On my 10D, the first shot is equivalent to 17.5mm and the second to 28mm wide.

Tamron 11-18mm

Tamron 11-18mm