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Tamron - SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Nikon - Black-Left_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ultra-wide zoom for Nikon D750

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    Scapist
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    I needed an ultra-wide zoom lens for landscape and city-scape photography. I did consider some of the Nikon options (zoom and prime lenses), but after much research, I concluded this Tamron was the best option and at a price that made the decision a no-brainer. If you are researching this lens, I recommend reviews on photographylife.com, cameralabs.com, and dxomark.com. I can confirm everything those reviews say about this lens is true. A couple of things to keep in mind. Tamron uses aspherical elements on their high-end lenses, and the physics of those elements can result in onion-shaped bokeh of some objects, which can be an issue for some individuals. The other thing is Tamron's quality control, which seems to be not as good as Nikon or Canon. Common QC issues on Tamron lenses are decentering and front/back auto-focus. I recommend thorough testing for those issues, and exchange or return the lens if it proves problematic, which obviously implies buying the lens from a reputable seller, such as Best Buy. The downside of lenses of this type is the ability to accommodate filters (Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Samyang, and others have ultra-wide-angle lenses with the same deficiency). There are attachments that allow using drop-in filters, some of which are very expensive. I recommend the Haida filter 150 system as it is less expensive than the big brands (B+W, Lee, etc.) and is of equal quality. Haida also has screw-in filters for threaded lenses, which I also recommend them (I use them on my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8) VC. This is really an excellent lens and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have Wide Angle

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    Toton
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    Let me start by saying that I am not a pro photographer. So my review will not have physics and metrics associated with it. How ever before purchasing I went through all the resources available online. To summarize the product - Pros - Good low light rendering. VC is superb and really works. 15-30mm is a very good useful range Cons- Very heavy and big lens . Takes some space in my bag. But worth carrying. The lens is super sharp all throughout the range. Best Buy was giving a 10% general discount which I applied while purchasing the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    hard to find a good copy

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    Arik
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    This lens is sharper then Nikon 14-24, VR (they call it VC) is good and very handy and $700 cheaper, but all this counts when lens works. I checked 4 copies of this lens, each of them was not centered. Unbelievable sharp in the center, but the sharpness gone when you start to play with focus points. Different copy - different focus point problems. Checked it on Nikon D850 and Nikon D5. Ended up with 14-24 again. Zero problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Ultra-wide Zoom

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    dhcrm
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    The Tamron 15-30mm 2.8 zoom lens for Nikon is fantastic! I sold my old Rokinon 14mm and Nikon 28mm 1.8g and replaced them with this. While it isn't a 1.8 like the 28mm prime was, I find that it is bright enough with my Nikon D750's low light capabilities. The 15-30mm is great for photographing Real Estate interiors and has minimal distortion, especially compared to the Rokinon. It is also very sharp all over and I have had no issues with it focusing quickly and accurately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good not Great

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    JamesMeyerPhoto
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    Solid lens. I've been looking at Tamron lenses for some time. I typically use Nikkor lenses but wanted to save a few bucks and went with the Tamron. It is a solid lens and offers clear pictures AFTER I calibrated by camera body. The lens I received has a front focus issue and was not clear straight out of the box. It only took a few minutes to calibrate but I've never calibrated any of the 8 or so Nikkor lenses I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens that rivals the NIkon 14-24!

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    sirhawkeye64
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    Overall this is a great lens that rivals lenses like the more expensive Nikon 14-24. The Tamron lens gives you about 90% of the optical quality of the NIkon (basically, any variances are not very noticeable if you have a good copy of the lens) for about 2/3 the price of the Nikon lens. NOTE: Check your lens out for focusing issues before your return period ends to be sure. That goes for any lens, actually, or anything you buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome wide angle zoom lens for FX camera

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    Avni
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    I got this for a recent trip. Awesome lens. Better than similar lens from Nikon as this one from Tamaron has vibration reduction built in.Images were sharp. Perfect for landscape photography and also for scenarios where you are in a real tight spot to take pic. The overall build quality is nice and feels well built. Good work from Tamaron

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    SharkDoc
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    Has very sharp photos even to edges. I had bought a Nikon wide angle mid model but at 15 mm there was a bluish cast on theb4!corners of pictures which meant you had to crop. This lens does not have those issues. Filters are also now available for this lens. It is also a heavy lens but feels good in the had with my Nikon D 750

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wide Zoom

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    Eric
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    This lens takes great wide angle shots. The fact that this has a 2.8 aperture also allows me to shoot in low light and still produce great images. I definitely recommend this lens for anyone looking for a wide angle zoom. More affordable than the 14-24mm that I was looking at getting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

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    JustinDeGuzmanPhoto
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    Lens is amazing, Clear, Sharp, one of the best out there... Shot many Wide lenses before this takes the cake! better than nikons... especially for the money... Tamron is getting better and better every time they come out with a new lens! i own the 24-70, and the 70-200 all outstanding!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great lens!!!

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    bmw1
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    I bought this lens for landscapes and live theater (low light) situations. For my first theater shoot (very low light), it performed amazingly well. Very crisp images. Two published in local papers. A great lens!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Lens

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    Nate
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    I have no experience with the Nikon 14-24 so I cannot compare. With that said, I am extremely impressed with this lens. Great image quality and a great focal length when used properly in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice focal range

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    APman
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    I like this focal range a lot. IQ is petty decent. Not crazy about build quality. Seems like it could use some quality weather sealing. Not quite up to the current G2 series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife loves it

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    GOATFantasyFootball
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    My wife is a photographer and she is now starting to do real estate and this lens is amazing for that and just about anything in general. Great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens paired with D750!

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    Elle05
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    This lens is amazing! The photos are super sharp. If you are looking for a lens to capture wide angles this is a great lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Nikon 14-24mm

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    Rups
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    I have found this lense better than nikon 12-24mm lense and it half of its price. Sharpness is right from 15mm. Performs well in low loght.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent clarity.

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    Gigshooter
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    I read reviews of this lens in comparisons with Nikon equivalent and went with the consensus. Superb performance!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding wide angke

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    PaulPhilly
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    This lens is a true value, matching the performance of the Nikon 14-24 for a lot less money. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for a beginner

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    Alek
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    I bought nikon D 850 and than came back for this lens and I absolutely love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens!

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    KJB1
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    Lens is sharp and has very little distortion. It is my go to lens for landscape photography now.

    I would recommend this to a friend