This ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras offers the finest of all Tamron worlds: best-in-class 10-24mm focal length range (35mm equivalent of 16-37mm), compact size of the previous 10-24mm (Model B001), plus vastly improved optical performance. It also includes state-of-the-art Tamron technology like VC (Vibration Compensation), a new HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive), Fluorine Coating, and Moisture-Resistant Construction. Combine this with exceptional resolution on everything from detailed landscapes to casual snapshots and you have a next-generation, wide-angle zoom that’s ready to go wherever your photographic vision takes you.
The optical design includes 16 elements in 11 groups. New large aperture aspherical and LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements deliver exceptional resolution across the complete zoom range— combined with stable imaging across the entire frame. The lens also corrects chromatic and transverse chromatic aberration, as well as distortion that often crops up on other wide-angle lenses. Together with Tamron’s unique BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating, which improves light transmission and suppresses reflection and dispersion on the lens surface, this new ultra-wide-angle zoom has been entirely reimagined to control flare and ghosting. The result: clear, crisp images, every time.
Tamron’s unique VC (Vibration Compensation) technology makes it easy to enjoy handheld, wide-angle shooting, even in low-light environments such as evening and indoors. While maintaining the compact design of the previous Model B001, Tamron has optimised the actuator and control algorithm in order to incorporate VC into this new Model B023. Now you can unleash the power of high-quality imaging, without worrying about your images being spoiled by the jittery effects of handheld shooting.
With this lens, Tamron introduces the HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive) AF drive system. The excellent driving power of the all-new HLD enables stable and precise focusing, even with the large focusing lens elements used on Model B023. What’s more, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to make fine adjustments—without having to switch from AF to MF mode. A shortened overall length vastly improves optical performance while maintaining a compact size—even with advancements such as VC and the newly developed HLD. When combined with an APS-C DSLR camera, this lens packs a world of performance into a lightweight, portable body.
With this new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, Tamron has merged beautiful craftsmanship with intuitive design. From the outer casing hugging the contours of the lens, to the deftly worked Luminous Gold brand ring and meticulous construction, the quality of this lens is second to none. Even details like the shape of the switch box, distant-scale window, and the precision and stability of the metallic mount reveal a commitment to functionality, as well as design. The result is a next-generation lens that’s easy to use, yet loaded with cutting-edge technology.
Filter Size: 77mm
VC image stabilisation equivalent to 4-stops
Maximum aperture: F/3.5-4.5, Minimum aperture F/22-29
Diaphragm: 7 rounded blades
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 11 groups
HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive) AF drive for fast, precise focusing. Full-time Manual override
Minimum Focus Distance: 24cm
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:5.3
Angle of View (diagonal): 104°44' - 60°2' (APS-C format DSLRs)
Length (from camera mount): 84.6mm, Diameter (max): 83.6mm
Box Contents: Lens, Lens Hood, Front & Rear Lens Caps, Instructions
Net Weight: 440g