A convenient wide-angle zoom, this 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens
from Tamron is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, where it
provides a 15-36mm equivalent focal length range. Benefitting the
versatile range of perspectives is an advanced optical design that
includes a pair of low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements
to suppress both chromatic and spherical aberrations for a high degree
of clarity, sharpness, and color fidelity. A BBAR coating is also
featured to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved
contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.
In addition to the lens's optical merits, it also sports a four
stop-effective Vibration Compensation (VC) system to minimize the
appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld. Also, an HLD
autofocus motor is featured, and provides noticeably smooth, quiet, and
quick focusing performance to suit both video and stills applications.
The lens is also characterized by a moisture-resistant physical
construction, and it has a fluorine coating on the front element to
guard against dust, dirt, and smudging.