DxOMark published their test results for the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD wide-angle lens for Nikon FX mount which is currently priced for $1,199.95 at Amazon.
According to DxOMark, the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is an excellent performer. It has very high center sharpness at all focal lengths, even wide-open at f/2.8.
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Gets DxOMarked
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (A012) vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD (A012) vs Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PR FX
From DxOMark conclusion:
All lenses are a compromise, but the Tamron has a good balance, with high central sharpness wide-open and sharpness improving across the frame on stopping down, and with generally good control of chromatic aberration. On the downside, it has some slight field curvature at 30mm and it has quite high levels of both barrel and pincushion distortion that are more noticeable than the Nikkor equivalents.
However, at least the Tamron doesn’t exhibit complex distortion, so it should be relatively easy to correct with software. In physical terms, the lens is large and heavy and doesn’t cover the popular 35mm focal length, but as a 24-47mm equivalent on an APS-C-format DSLR, it remains a versatile offering. Combined with its good performance and the lure of built-in stabilization, at around $1,200 it looks very tempting.
The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens is available in Nikon, Canon and Sony mounts.
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The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD has an ultrasonic focusing motor, ‘eBAND’ and fluorine coatings, and a 9-blade diaphragm. The SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD is less than 145mm (5.7in.) long and weigh in at roughly 1.1kg (2.4 lbs).