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10-27-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Tamron 10-24

while looking around on adorama I came across this B001P700 Tamron 10 - 24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI-II B.I.M. (Built-in Motor) LD Aspherical (IF) AF Wide Zoom Lens, for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras - U.S.A. Warranty

doesnt say when it will be aval but this does make me wonder DA15 or Tamron think I may go with the zoom something to look forward to tax return next year hopefully it will be out by then

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Interesting. Now I have to decide between the Sigma 10-20, the Pentax 12-24, and this. The price is right. If the IQ is anywhere near the Tammy 70-200, it'll get some some serious consideration.
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why does it have a built-in motor? must have left that term in by mistake
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That puzzles me too "(Built-in Motor)". Didn't think Tammy made any sonic drive lenses.

I'm breathing a sigh of relief though that it's a variable aperture design. Means I don't have to question the economics of my 12-24 purchase.

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It looks like the built-in motor is for Nikon...

SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF); Tamron USA, Inc.

I like the 77mm filter size (same as my DA14 and 24-60mm). Minimum focus distance is 9". Looks like it'll be a fun lens to play with...
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I'm looking forward to the reviews of this lens. The price is very appealing, as is the longer range over the Sigma and Pentax ultra wide zooms. A good review and I'll be placing my order.
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I've been thinking of getting this lens for a while. Glad to see it's priced in the US $500 range, as earlier reports suggested. I'm thinking of getting it for use as my standard walkaround lens, along with one of the old manual 50s.

Perhaps it could also become a good event/concert lens if used with a decent flash? I know it's far from the fastest lens around, but the focal range is appealing for this kind of use.

I don't treat my other lenses as well as I should, but this one would need to be babied a bit. If I do splurge on it, what should I get to protect it properly? A UV filter and a sturdy lens bag/case?
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I've really been wanting a wide angle lens for my K10D, so I was trying to weigh my options between the Pentax 12-24 and the Sigma 10-20, as well as considering just getting a Pentax 10-17 now for special effects shots and putting off the rectilinear decision a bit longer. I may end up doing just that now since when I start looking again I see this lens announced, which I really feel I have to give a shot, and a Pentax 11-16 f2.8 lens (like the current Tokina lens) speculated on. The Pentax may be announced by the time this becomes available if it really is going to be released (who knows at this point).

Will I ever get to the point of actually buying a lens?

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It's now available to buy for the Nikon mount at B&H, so the Pentax mount should be available soon...
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http://www.cameracanada.com/eNet-cart/Product.asp?type=

Only CAD$460 , that`s weird, first time I see canadian prices lower than those in the States.........
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QuoteOriginally posted by klika Quote
Camera Canada - Canada's dot.com for Cameras - Product Information

Only CAD$460 , that`s weird, first time I see canadian prices lower than those in the States.........
check the DA35
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
check the DA35
I am talking about specific lens, in this case Tamron 10-24.

Speaking of Tamron , at B&H 17-50mm is US$440 , at CameraCanada CAD$417 ........ exchange rate 1US$=1.17CAD$
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I almost bought the Sigma 10-20 today and was going to buy it this week but I may hold out if this Tammy turns out to be a winner. 10-24 is nice and from the quality of Tamron lenses lately it seems that it maybe the better buy, especially at this price.

I want a review!!
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It's not a USM/HSM/SDM/SWM motor, it's just a plain old noisy micromotor.

ALL Canon lenses need some sort of motor in the lens, so it's either a USM type (of which there are a few different) or a micromotor. Any Tamron lens for Canon uses a micromotor.

For Nikon, it's either a motor built into the lens or the body (much like Pentax)
What Nikon did is remove the in-the-body motor on the D40/D40x/D60, so to autofocus, you NEED a lens with a motor in the lens. This is either one of the HSM (for Sigma) or SWM/AF-S (for Nikon). Tamron and Sigma have been either updating or newly releasing some of their screwdriven lenses (of which ALL Tamonr lenses were originally for Nikon) with the same micromotor they use in the Canon mounts (ie NOT HSM)

Yeah, I know it's confusing, but I used to shoot Pentax, now shoot Canon, and my Dad shoots Nikon so I've done a little reading on the subject

QuoteOriginally posted by Venturi Quote
That puzzles me too "(Built-in Motor)". Didn't think Tammy made any sonic drive lenses.
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Review of Tamron 10-24 - comparison with Sigma 10-20

Only review I could find so far. It has the Sigma lens a clear winner on a number of fronts.

VirtualEntity: Tamron 10-24 compared to Sigma 10-20
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