Tamron A10 19 - 35 mm F/3.5 - 4.5 Auto Focus Wide Angle Zoom Lens

0.08x - 19mm to 35mm - f/3.5 to 4.5 - MPN: AF10C700
Product Details
Description
Tamron's AF19-35mm F/3.5-4.5 is a new affordable super wide-angle zoom ideal for travel, landscape, group portrait, adventure photography and more. Offering an authentic super wide-angle range with an angle of view of 97?- 63? and a close M.O.D. of 19.68 inches, this 19-35mm provides dramatic and fun image making. The lens is easy to carry anywhere as it weighs just 10.5 ounces and is only 2.66 inches long. It also features a fixed front element group and filter mount, facilitating the use of polarizing filters.
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Max Focal Length 35 mm
Lens Type Wide Angle Zoom
Max Aperture f/ 3.5 (Wide), f/ 4.5 (Tele)
User Reviews
Tamron Lens for Canon EOS.
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Price

Weakness: Focus

Adequate lens for most purposes like landscapes and exteriors. Shooting portraits with this lens on my Canon 10D was a differenet story. 30% of the shots had soft focus where the autofocus didn't properly examine the static subject. Even Tamron's web site says "..may be used for digital" telling me that maybe it's not quite the right lens for my 10D.

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3 Star Review   By member abeddes - Jul 16, 2004   

Strengths: Price

Weakness: Image quality, Auto-Focus

I have to give this lens 3 stars because it is just okay - not terrible, not great - just okay. I recently bought a Digital Rebel with the Cannon 18-55mm lens. My assumption was that the kit lens would suck, so at the same time, I purchased this Tamron 19-35mm lens. Well, I was very excited to get the Tamron lens and put it through its paces. I expected, for $180, that I would get a good (obviously not professional quality) lens that would embarass the cheapo Canon lens. But, my own fairly scientific tests revealed that the Canon lens, in most situations, is superior to the Tamron. Specifically, the Tamron has the following weaknesses: 1. Corner sharpness - even on the APS size Digital Rebel sensor, corner sharpness was not great. 2. Image saturation - it looks as though flare is washing the colors out. 3. Auto Focus accuracy - for some reason, the lens in conjunction with the Digital Rebel (I don't know which is the culprit) has a sloppy focus. It bounces around quite a bit and often doesn't even settle on the correct point - usually too far back. But, the Canon kit lens AF is dead on every time. So, if you don't already have a wide angle, and your budget is limited, then this lens would be okay. But, if you have the option of using the Canon 18-55mm lens, or if you have $500.00 plus to spend, I recommend you pass on this lens.

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Product Details
Description
Tamron's AF19-35mm F/3.5-4.5 is a new affordable super wide-angle zoom ideal for travel, landscape, group portrait, adventure photography and more. Offering an authentic super wide-angle range with an angle of view of 97?- 63? and a close M.O.D. of 19.68 inches, this 19-35mm provides dramatic and fun image making. The lens is easy to carry anywhere as it weighs just 10.5 ounces and is only 2.66 inches long. It also features a fixed front element group and filter mount, facilitating the use of polarizing filters.
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Max Focal Length 35 mm
Lens Type Wide Angle Zoom
Max Aperture f/ 3.5 (Wide), f/ 4.5 (Tele)
Summary
Product Title Tamron A10 19 - 35 mm F/3.5 - 4.5 Auto Focus Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Manufacturer Tamron
Power Score 2.5 | 2 Reviews
Optics
Min Focus Distance: 19.69"
Min Focal Length: 19 mm
Filter Size Supported: 77 mm
Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 2.67" Length x 3.28" Diameter
Weight: 11.18 oz
Warranty
Warranty Information: 6 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Field of View: 97 degrees
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 11 Groups
User Reviews
Tamron Lens for Canon EOS.
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Price

Weakness: Focus

Adequate lens for most purposes like landscapes and exteriors. Shooting portraits with this lens on my Canon 10D was a differenet story. 30% of the shots had soft focus where the autofocus didn't properly examine the static subject. Even Tamron's web site says "..may be used for digital" telling me that maybe it's not quite the right lens for my 10D.

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3 Star Review   By member abeddes - Jul 16, 2004   

Strengths: Price

Weakness: Image quality, Auto-Focus

I have to give this lens 3 stars because it is just okay - not terrible, not great - just okay. I recently bought a Digital Rebel with the Cannon 18-55mm lens. My assumption was that the kit lens would suck, so at the same time, I purchased this Tamron 19-35mm lens. Well, I was very excited to get the Tamron lens and put it through its paces. I expected, for $180, that I would get a good (obviously not professional quality) lens that would embarass the cheapo Canon lens. But, my own fairly scientific tests revealed that the Canon lens, in most situations, is superior to the Tamron. Specifically, the Tamron has the following weaknesses: 1. Corner sharpness - even on the APS size Digital Rebel sensor, corner sharpness was not great. 2. Image saturation - it looks as though flare is washing the colors out. 3. Auto Focus accuracy - for some reason, the lens in conjunction with the Digital Rebel (I don't know which is the culprit) has a sloppy focus. It bounces around quite a bit and often doesn't even settle on the correct point - usually too far back. But, the Canon kit lens AF is dead on every time. So, if you don't already have a wide angle, and your budget is limited, then this lens would be okay. But, if you have the option of using the Canon 18-55mm lens, or if you have $500.00 plus to spend, I recommend you pass on this lens.

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