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Tamron Lens

13 Aug 2008 2:53PM
Hi All,

Iv'e been reading about the versatility of the
Tamron 28 - 300mm XR VC or DI Lens and have decided it may be my next purchase.
I'm still a novice and although I think I have picked up a fair bit on how to take a picture I'm still a bit lacking in the technical dept.
I have found various Tamron lenses for sale but they all say things like Tamron for Nikon or Tamron for Canon etc.
I can't find any that say Tamron for Olympus!
I have the Olympus E500 and need to know do I have to get a specific "Tamron" lens for this camera or are they universal and will fit any camera?
Any advice or help would be appreciated. and remeber your talking to a technophobe, please keep it simple!? LOL


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strawman Plus
14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 4:26PM
Simple answer It will not fit your camera.

Complex answer Tamron do not make 4/3 mount lenses. You have a choice of Pentax/Olympus lenses or a sub set of the Sigma range.

Good news, it is a super zoom, so will not be that great anyway, so you are probably not missing much.

This is probably the list of lenses that fit your camera.
13 Aug 2008 4:46PM

Quote:Simple answer It will not fit your camera.

Thanks very much for the simple answer Strawman. I'll stop looking at the Tamrons then...............

Want something with a bit more oomph for those more distant shots. I also need something that will give me better close up work.
Back to the drawing board I think..........
User_Removed 10 1.5k 1
13 Aug 2008 6:01PM
just search ebay. olympus lenses are dirt cheap second hand. james
strawman Plus
14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 6:11PM
The autofocus 4/3 ones are not that low in cost James.
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
13 Aug 2008 8:49PM

Quote:The autofocus 4/3 ones are not that low in cost James

If anything the dearest

the most complete list can be found here, also check the up and coming.

If you don`t mind manual focus the older Tamron adaptal 2 primes are very good, especially the 500mm Smile

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