Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(DX) Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy the Tamron SP AF 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical IF Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron SP AF 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical IF lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 79mm when not extended. It weighs 355g / 12.5 oz.
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD:
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD has a focal range of 11-18mm and 1.6X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16.5-27mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR in Nikon F (DX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD With Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 11mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 18mm .
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 LD Low Dispersion elements
- 1 HID element (High Dispersion)
- 3 aspherical
elements (1 molded 2 hybrid)
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 11-18mm f4.5-5.6 II LD is available in Black color.
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