Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD User Reviews

Announced Sep 12, 2014 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha DT | A012

Owning a Canon 5D Mark II, I don't even look at Nikkor lenses. So my comparison really a Canon 16-35mm or Sigma 18-35mm. When comparing Sigma, they started at 18mm so it didn't give have as wide angle as I wanted, even if it has a very wide aperture.  Canon was more expensive by hundred of dollars for the Mark II and nearly twice the price for the Mark III when compared to the Tamron SP 15-30mm.  DXO charts show the Mark II not even performing as well as the Tamron and the Tamron has ...

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Kazzaz
 

Optically :- Focal length is just awesome, lens is very good wide open and stopped down it's really really sharp, flares is a problem but not a big one though. Built quality :- Very good, tamron is doing a very good job here. The main problem that it's heavy, i thought it won't be a problem but trying it for a couple of days now the heavy weight is noticeable. In the end i recommend the lens.

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Overall, this is a decent alternative to the NIkon alternative, that costs almost twice as much. Just make sure that you get a good copy, as I had to exchange mine once as the first one had some inconsistencies in the image quality.  The replacement works fine as it should.  Perhaps the biggest plus side to the Tamron version of the lens is that you get VC, which can be helpful in low-light, which is where I tend to use mine quite a bit (for example, doing low-light street photography or ...

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Since i love landscape photography and I almost only take landscape photos, i was looking for an upgrade to my quite old Nikon 18-35mm. I wanted a really bright lens and a more wide open field of view. At first i only saw the famous nikon 14-24mm and the sigma 12-24mm. The Nikon was too expensive and sigma just went down to f.4, so not the best for even taking a milky way. After a bit of "googling" i found that Tamron had also a wide open zoom lens, that 15-30mm f. 2.8 and for "only" ~950€ In ...

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richiebee
 

It took a village to get me my Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8. I initially purchased this lens directly from Amazon.ca, a known authorized retailer for Tamron. Sadly, what arrived was a US model which I had read had no valid warranty in Canada. This was confirmed by Amplis who are Tamron in Canada. Incidentally, Amplis tell me that they wouldn't even service the lens out of warranty - they simply wouldn't touch it. I sent the lens back after Amazon told me they would send one with a Canadian warranty. ...

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pshummer
 

I've been looking for a wide angle zoom lens for a while to replace my DX Tamron 17-50 f2.8. Since my camera is D800 I really needed a FX lens. My purpose to own a wide angle zoom is to do landscape, astrophotography, architecture and environmental portrait. Last year,I rented a Nikon 14-24 to do astrophotography and it went quite well and I really liked it. But this lens still costs quite a bit even for an used one and finding a good used one with a descent price is difficult ,and I just ...

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KC Davis
 

Well built, kinda heavy, very quiet, very sharp, wonderful indoors, great price (comparatively speaking).

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