Tamron 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 AF Di-II LD IF

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Warm colour rendering. Consumer grade build quality. Not well regarded.

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Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F.
Format: DX/APS-C.
Optical zoom: 1.6x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 25 cm / 0.82 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:8 / 0.13X.
Focus: AF (Nikon version requires in-body focus motor).
Groups/elements: 12/15.
Filter diameter: 77 mm.
Approximate street price: USD 500 (new, w/o tax).
Discontinued: Yes.

Company Profile

Key info

Established: 1950
HQ: Saitama, Japan
Web: Global, EU, US

Tamron is a Japanese corporation specializing in the manufacture of photographic and industrial optics. The company was founded in 1950 as Taisei Kōgaku Kiki Seisakush. It was renamed Tamron in 1970.

As well as its own-branded designs, it makes many optical units for other companies compact digital cameras, and produces consumer grade lenses for several of the major DSLR manufacturers.

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