Tamron SP 20-40 mm F/2.7-3.5 Aspherical IF AF Lens For Nikon

This fast ultra wide-angle zoom is a logical option as a standard lens with its 40mm focal length. Thanks to a large 42.5mm diameter compound aspherical element in the front group, and another aspherical element in the rear group, distortion and somatic aberrations at the wide-angle setting are eliminated. Use of a polarizing filter is possible thanks to the internal focusing system and large 77mm filter diameter. A flower-shape bayonet-type lens hood is supplied as a standard accessory.

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Very Sharp

bychrisa12 Sep 1, 2005
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Pros Sharp, very sharp ... solid build quality...
Cons Very slight warm look to the pics. Noisy auto focus. Bad flare.
Recommended it? Yes

I have the Canon mount version of this lens and it has a new street price of about $500.00. I labored long and hard for a wide zoom that would make my 1.6X Canon 20D be wide enough for indoor photography. I wanted something that wasn't too expensive yet very sharp. I almost bought a used 20-35 2.8L... Read full review »

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A very capable and useful lens

bydippy65 Apr 24, 2001
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Pros Fast, very sharp (esp at shorter focal lengths), reasonably compact and light.
Cons Distortion, edges only good, large filters, noisy AF, quite flare-prone. Expensive.
Recommended it? Yes

Having used 2 examples of the Canon 20-35mm F3.5/4.5 USM, and 2 Tokina 20-35 ATX F2.8 PRO lenses, I can safely say that this lens is the sharpest of such a range that I have experienced. It is very capable at widest aperture, especially at shorter focal lengths and really shines when stopped down... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Compatibility

Compatible Brand Nikon
Camera Type SLR

Lens System

Focus Type Auto & Manual
Type Wide Angle

Other Features

Brand Tamron

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