Top Result: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8

Match Score



  • Excellent sharpness and optics
  • Image stabilization
  • Great price
  • Good build quality and weather sealing
  • Very convenient focal range


  • Requires special filters
  • A little less sharp when zoomed in to 30mm

Note From Jim

Tough call here. The Nikon 14-24 is legendary and landscape photographers obsess about it. But to be perfectly honest, I prefer the Tamron 15-30 which is a lot less expensive. Why? I'm surprised how often the image stabilization comes in handy, the price is great, and the optical quality is really close to the 14-24. I actually sold the 14-24 because I like the Tamron so much. But 99% of serious landscape photographers would probably disagree with me here and would choose the Nikon 14-24. It's a tough call.