Tamron 11 - 18mm f/4.5-5.6 XR DI-II LD Aspherical (IF) AF Wide Zoom Lens, for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras - U.S.A. Warranty


About Tamron

a high performance ultra wideangle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using APS-C size image sensors.

The lens provides reliable performance in a compact size to meet the needs of digital SLR camera users pursuing creativity in wideangle photography. The lens uses a new optical system specially designed for digital SLR cameras, in addition to the use of a glass-molded aspherical element having a large clear aperture, hybrid aspherical elements, and elements using such special glass materials as high index/high dispersion glass and low dispersion optical glass, for outstanding optical performance.

* "Di (Digitally Integrated design)-II" is the designation Tamron puts on lenses designed for exclusive use with digital (APS-C size) SLR cameras, featuring optical systems optimized to meet the performance characteristics of digital cameras.

* "Di-II" lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager, or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (4),Lightweight (4),Consistent output (3),Durable (3),Easily interchangeable (3),Strong construction (3)

Tamron Features

  • New External Design Conveys High Performance, High Precision Image as One of the Di-II Series
  • Dedicated for Digital SLR Cameras
  • Features an Optical System Optimized for Characteristics of Digital Cameras
  • Optical Design Dedicated to Digital SLR Photography by Optimizing the Angles of Incidences of Light Rays Reaching the Imager
  • Enhanced Peripheral Illumination
  • Outstanding Resolution
  • Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare

Tamron Specifications

12 Groups/ 15 Elements
Diaphragm: 7 blades
Angle of view
103° - 75° (APS-C Size)
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m (9.8") (entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1 in. x 3.3 in. (78mm x 82mm)
355g (12.5 oz.)
Flower Shaped Lens Hood

Reviews about this item

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(based on 5 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great for Scenery

Due to the adjustments of focal lengths with digital SLR cameras, this lens has been great in providing wide angle for taking photos of scenery.

Reviewed by 5 customers

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




from P.A.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

It's an O.K. lens but if you really want to go wide buy the Tamron 10-24 F 3.5 much faster,sharp picture,awesome lens,it will blow you away and of course by it from Adorama because no one else can come close to there price or customer care.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very useful lens.


from Palmetto, Florida  -  Semi-Professional

I use my Tamron Wide Angle Lens for group shots or photographing cars. It is nice that I can get the subject up close and still get the surroundings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I cant believe I didnt have one before!!


from Toledo, Iowa  -  Professional

I mainly use it for getting images of architecture or wide open scenics.. I cant believe i had to do without one of these for so long.. The only thing better would be a fisheye lens. I own several Tamron lenses and they are always top of the line for a better economical value than the "BRAND" names. If you dont have one get one awesome for tight areas where you want alot of the scene in your image.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Really neat lens


from Ostersund, Sweden  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is a neat lens that I use for streetphoto, panoramic views and to photograph buildings. It's not the common all round lens, but it's a must have in my bag. Small chromatic abbertion and on vinjetting. Love it!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great for Scenery


from Mililani, Hawaii

Due to the adjustments of focal lengths with digital SLR cameras, this lens has been great in providing wide angle for taking photos of scenery.

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