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A shot from the widest end of the Tamron 18-270mm.
Original file from my 365 project.
One which shows the largest possible image size at the close focus distance (I was slightly too close with this one, pushing the focus point behind the eye).
Manufacturer's Description: "Tamron's SP AF 14mm f2.8 Aspherical (IF) is an ultra wide angle lens that creates a perspective far beyond the conventional ultra wide. With its larger 2.8 aperture, the main subject practically jumps out of the image. By using two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements, this lens delivers high quality images with minimal light fall off at the image corners. To optimize handling, the lens incorporates a push/pull AF/MF Switchover mechanism on the focus ring. * AF/MF change over mechanism for focusing ring Switching between AF and MF is easily accomplished by sliding the focus ring back and forth. Manually focusing is smooth and precise with the wide focusing ring."
Manufacturer's Description: "Tamron's fast fixed telephoto lens delivers a remarkable and exacting performance, as demanded by todays professionals. Two large LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front group provide high contrast and crystal-clear image quality at f2.8. and the floating focusing system improves optical performance especially at close shooting distances. 9 specially shaped aperture blades form a near perfect circle to create excellent background blur for portraits. The true value of this lens is apparent when photographing sports, low-light theatre performances and wildlife. Available in Canon, Nikon and Minolta AF fittings. The lens also features a new AF/MF switchover mechanism* * AF/MF change over mechanism for focusing ring Switching between AF and MF is easily accomplished by sliding the focus ring back and forth. Manually focusing is smooth and precise with the wide focusing ring."
Manufacturer's Description: "A standard zoom lens from a wide 28mm to a medium telephoto range of 80mm. The use of aspherical elements in the front group reduces the number of elements required and the use of strong engineering plastic in the barrel makes the body a light 237g."
Manufacturer's Description: "Tamron's conveniently small and lightweight AF28-105 is the perfect standard zoom providing medium telephoto, ideal for close ups and zooming out to true wideangle for group shots, tight indoor spaces and landscapes. Internal Focusing (IF) once only available on professional lenses, permits easy handling and practical use of filters."
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I have no way to confirm it is broken. Try the lens with VC on and then off with a range of subjects which need a shutter speed in the range of a quarter to 1/125 of a second. The images should be usefully sharper if VC is working.
I'we just sent LCE an email to see if they have one for my Sony - I've wanted a new macro since my Sigma packed up over a year ago and I've been making do with a cheapy Sony one for the time being.
I have the 90mm in my bag and use it so much it's about to be sent off for a service! I use it for product photography, portraits and landscapes. It's a great lens with amazing colour saturation and contrast - one of the best I've used. I'm just saving up now for the latest model as it focuses quicker.
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I have to agree the dove image is very sharp, and i am not saying the Tamron is the sharpest lens but compare the setting of my 2 images with the dove, mine was taken in woodland not the best light, the squirrel settings were iso 1600 1/400sec full zoom 600mm and the widest aperture f6.3 hand held! the blue tit was the same setting apart from the focal length was about 330mm meanwhile h...
If you are using a canon extender, it likely will not work: on cameras like the 60D, AF is reliable at f8 or wider and the Tamron lens is f5.6 at the longest end which means the converter would take it to f9 (or thereabouts). The Canon tc passes this fact to the body which will refuse to AF. If you use a Kenko tc this information is not passed to the body so it will still AF (or try to, though ...
Forum: Tamron Lenses
Thank you for the replies! I haven't bought anything yet - I might even buy a lens my first day in Singapore :P I'm sorry I took so long to reply, I've had a ton of work to do and after that, I flew to visit some family and I didn't have internet access for a little while. My I ask when will you be here in Hong Kong? Are you doing Singapore first or HK first? if you are doing HK first I co...
The 18-270 is good but quality seems to be variable - Tamron's quality control seems to be patchy. If you're lucky enough to get a good copy it's great, otherwise... I tried one in my local shop - very unhappy with the results. I ended up with the latest Sigma 18-250mm, very lightweight, small (62mm) filter size and a great walk-around do-it-all lens. I thought the build quality was way better ...
Thanks for the comments. As I mentioned, I'm a complete novice to close up photography but I'm learning fast :D Ignorance of the minimal focusing distance of the lens is what seems to have been causing me most of my initial problems along with relying on using auto-focusing rather than manual focusing. I've done some reading up since my initial post - when push comes to shove check out the m...
I'd challenge their opinion in writing and demand the lens back with written report saying that I consider taking it to customer protection authorities as an evidence. If you really want to go to the authorities with it - up to you, but I found this type of approach to be effective in many cases.
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I'd just stick with what you have. The 24-70 will give an equivalent angle of view of 36-105, which is fairly awkward at the wide end. I've found in wedding photography that having something fairly wide is useful, which is why I recommended the 16-85. Likewise, having a decent long lens is equally as important, however, much of it does depend on where you're situated. One thing I'd strongly ur...
I should add that movement due to camera shake will be juddery (especially at 300mm), but if the movement in the viewfinder is more of a 'drifting' effect then it suggests the VR is working and what you are seeing is your hand actually moving. In my experience the difference is quite marked before and after you half-press the shutter button.
What is wrong with try before you buy for any third-party lens that do not guarantee smooth, problem-free performance? Isn't that fair? As for knob-heads - yes, they are very irritating to me as well, as much as some members with compulsive obsession to bring out the ultimate truth and not to be "beaten" on it. I would think peaceful co-operation is way more productive. Incidentally I make no...
Think I need to get my 24-105 sorted... not worked for ages due to an electrical fault... £220 then... not too horrendous... Not as bad as the last time I sent it away, but it was in 3 separate pieces :( H. Lehmann ltd
Wow! Congratulations, keep us updated....:)
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I had the Nikon 18-70mm on my D7000 but I wasn't too impressed with the results, it was great on my D200 but seemed to loose it's clarity presumably due to the higher density of pixels on the sensor. I bit the bullet and sold the 18-70 & 10-20 to buy the Nikon 17-55 f2.8 and it is such a step up. If you can't afford that I would go with the non DC Tamron which judging by reviews is not far ...
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