Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Zoom Lens (for Canon EOS)
Experience the joy of a compact, ultra-wide-angle zoom.
The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras that offers the finest of all Tamron worlds: best-in-class 10-24mm range (the 35mm equivalent of 16-37mm), the compact size of Tamron's previous SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF], plus vastly improved optical performance.
This lens also includes state-of-the-art Tamron technology like VC (Vibration Compensation) for sharp handheld photos and a new HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive). The fluorine coating repels water and oil from the lens surface. The moisture-resistant construction allows you to shoot in conditions that aren't ideal. 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.
Excellent optical performance across the entire zoom range:
The optical design includes 16 elements in 11 groups. A new large aperture aspherical lens 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 comatic 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.
VC lets you go wherever your vision takes you:
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 optimized the actuator and control algorithm in order to incorporate VC into the 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.
HLD meets highly precise AF:
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.
High performance packed into a compact body:
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.
Equipped with Full-time Manual Focus override:
Model B023 is equipped with a Full-time Manual Focus override mechanism that enables the user to freely select the focus point. A photographer shooting with AF can instantaneously make fine focusing adjustments using MF, without having to switch the AF-MF mode back and forth. This makes it possible to enjoy creating photographic works with a more refined style exactly according to the users' intent, in wide-angle photography as well.
Fluorine Coating for protection and safe cleaning:
The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellent The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints.
Electromagnetic diaphragm system:
An electromagnetic diaphragm system is employed. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.
Compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console:
The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens's firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
Moisture-Resistant Construction protects your lens:
For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.
The beauty is in the details:
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.