Product Comparison: Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL IF vs Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

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General Specifications
SMC DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL IF
10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD
About the Product
Extreme focal lengths are a challenge, particularly in digital SLR photography. The smc-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED (AL) offers you a lens that permits a total range of wide-angle photography. Utilising aspherical and particularly low-dispersion lens elements, crystal-clear sharpness and photos with marvellous colour depth are assured.
This ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras offers the finest of all Tamron worlds: best-in-class 10-24mm focal length range, compact size, plus vastly improved optical performance.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Pentax K
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
4 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
12 millimeters
10 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
24 millimeters
24 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL IF Camera Lens
  • It's sharp, contrast, and the angle of view at 12mm is amazing.
  • The distortion is minimal to my eyes.
  • The range is very good for a walking around lens.
  • Very useful zoom range.
  • Very little distortion. Very sharp. Excellent color rendition.
Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Camera Lens
  • This focal length produces some very nice natural looking shots.
  • It's a great focal length for crop sensors.
  • It is a very versatile wide-angle focal length.
  • The 10-24mm focal length on the crop sensors is perfect.
  • The zoom range is a pretty cool bonus.
Size & Weight
3.3 in.
3.3 in.
3.3 in.
3.3 in.
3.43 in.
3.2 in.
15.2 oz.
15.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL IF Camera Lens
  • This lens is amazing. Compact size.
  • It's very lightweight, so it's not a burden to carry it around.
  • It's light enough to carry around.
  • It's so small and light.
  • Good size and weight, and superb quality.
Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Camera Lens
  • This is a lightweight lens and well worth the price.
  • The small lightweight lens is really cool.
  • It's super lightweight great for hiking.
  • It's not too big and is lightweight.
  • This lens produces excellent quality images and the small size makes it easy and lightweight to travel.
Minimum Focus Distance
11.81 in.
9.4 in.
Field Of View
99° - 61°
108°44' - 60°2'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL IF Camera Lens
  • The autofocus is incredibly fast.
  • Fast focus and great image quality.
  • Great range and amazingly sharp!
  • Absolutely sharp and fast lens.
  • Beautiful photo quality. Fast autofocus. Great for portraits.
Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Camera Lens
  • Very versatile lens. Amazing focus.
  • Manual focus is smooth and responsive.
  • I love the quiet focus and VC feature.
  • Autofocus is accurate. Great lens.
  • The image stabilization is quite good!
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
13 Elements in 11 Groups
16 elements in 11 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
77 millimeters
77 millimeters
Aspherical Lens, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Quick-shift Focus, Internal Focusing
Circular aperture, Four-stop Image Stabilizer, Fluorine Coating, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, Moisture-resistant construction, TAP-in Console™
What customers say about "Features"
Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL IF Camera Lens
  • It's feels very solid and well made.
  • Produces beautiful shots, controls flare extremely well.
  • Works well on a K5.
  • This 12-24 is sharp at 12mm wide open.
  • The build feels solid. I'm very happy with this lens.
Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Camera Lens
  • The image stabilization is great for video.
  • Weather protected lens with image stabilization.
  • Excellent construction. Perfect for video.
  • Build quality is amazing and solid.
  • Really great lens, the build quality is phenomenal.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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