I have a Nikon D40 and have ordered the Nikon 10-24 but it is on delayed back order due to the tsunami issues. No clue when it will be available. Is the Tamron 10-24 the best alternative or should I wait for the Nikon? I am a novice shooter.
As an advanced non- pro photographer, I find the Tamro 10-24 more than adequate for the work I do. There are certain lenses and type of shooting that I do prefer Nikon - these are the 70-200 2.8 for indoor sports and the longer telephotos for wildlife. However, the Tamron macro lenses are great.