View Full Version : Nikkor 10-24mm -v- Tamron 10-24mm
Jun-05-2010, 05:16 AM
I'm looking at both of these lenses and am after opinions on which one folk think is a better purchase. Is the price difference justified?
I've looked at Flickr comparisons and such, but I can't really decide so any thoughts would be much appreciated. :D
Jun-05-2010, 06:21 AM
Best reviews are here:
In short, it would appear that the Nikkor AF-S DX 10-24mm, f3.5-f4.5G ED is a better lens in almost every measure. The Nikkor does have more barrel distortion at 10mm than the Tamron, and the Tamron is a decent performer at 10mm especially stopped down to f5.6.
If I were purchasing between these 2 lenses I would target the Nikkor, "if" it were within budget. As it is I chose the Sigma 10-20mm, f4-f5.6 DC EX HSM and I am still happy with that lens and have no plans to change. If you should look at Sigma be aware that sample variations have been reported and you should purchase from a supplier with liberal return/exchange privileges, just in case.
A few samples from my Sigma:
Jun-05-2010, 06:37 AM
Thanks Ziggy! That first picture is awesome! Ugh though, now you've gone and thrown another lens into the mix, lol. But from reading those reviews, the Nikkor definitely looks the way to go.
Jun-18-2010, 07:27 AM
I've compared the two lenses in great details. I've looked at the sharpness, distortion, chromatic aberration, vignetting and the build quality of both lenses.
If you want to see my in-depth comparison, visit http://www.tamronlensreview.com/tamron1024vsnikon1024
Hope this helps.
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