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Teleconverter for Tamron 18-250mm

mano82 5 3 India
26 May 2013 8:25PM
Hi All,
I am new to this forum .Please advise on this.
I am using canon 1100d with Tamron 18-250mm lens & i am planning to buy teleconverter for my Tam 18-250mm lens.
could you please help on this, which teleconverter will be compatiable (Tamron 1.4x or 2x) for my lens?


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tpfkapm Plus
7 261 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 9:45AM
The tamron would have poor image quality with an extender and although 500mm sounds attractive the resulting pics may dissapoint . Also you will loose AF .

Your best option is probably cropping and up scaling the image size
cambirder 14 7.2k England
27 May 2013 11:38AM
I just sold a Sigma 1.4x converter on Ebay, and the buyer came straight back at me complaining that it was incompatible with a similar lens to yours.

Don't even bother trying, even if you can find one to fit result are going to be poor to terrible especially as you will have to manual focus though what will be a pretty gloomy view finder.
icphoto Plus
17 2.5k England
27 May 2013 12:04PM
Don't bother even trying, the image quality will be awful, the autofocus will not work, some teleconverters will damage the rear element of your lens.
mano82 5 3 India
27 May 2013 5:22PM
Thanks Smile tpfkapm/cambirder/icphoto.

Is any alternate solution for this bcaz Tamron 18-250mm is not reaching the minimum focal length. using with this lens i cant take the single bird from 20 feet Sad . can you suggest me any other alternate way?

cambirder 14 7.2k England
27 May 2013 5:32PM
Unfortunately there is no cheap solution, if you are really serious about bird photography you will need to spend a lot of money on a long lens. The cheapest option is probably the Sigma 50-500mm zoom, but even that will set you back 1,000
mano82 5 3 India
27 May 2013 6:12PM
Thanks for your reply cambirder. Then i will try to save money to buy that lens Smile .
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
27 May 2013 6:21PM
To add to whats been said a convertor will not work
There is however the option of getting closer to your subject by using a little fieldcraft...which is food for your required subject Wink
I quite often use a 100mm lens for bird photography because I know where my subject will beWink
If you are saving and want a longer lens then for 1000 you wont buy any better than the Canon 400mm f5.6L Usm which is far better than any sigma or tamron variantWink
mano82 5 3 India
27 May 2013 6:57PM
"There is however the option of getting closer to your subject by using a little fieldcraft...which is food for your required subject
I quite often use a 100mm lens for bird photography because I know where my subject will be"

Hi lawbert,

I saw your photos. it's very beautiful . Yes it's true & I agree with your above comments Smile. Thanks for the suggestion . can you suggest , shall i sale my lens or using with this lens can i take good snap?

DenisG 15 11 England
6 Jul 2013 10:25AM
Hi Mano. The Canon 400 mentioned above is an excellent lens and used by many. However, you could do a lot worse than trying the Tamron 200-500 lens. I photograph a lot of wildlife but in the UK birds come out as most available. The Tamron has been my most used lens by far for the last 6 years and has taken tens of thousands of photographs through 4 generations of Minolta/Sony cameras.

It is an excellent lens for the money Mano, around (in UK) 2-300 cheaper than the Canon and has the zoom factor if the target is moving around.

THUNDYBUM 9 29 England
9 Jul 2013 10:17PM
ive always wanted to use this kind of lens myself liking wildlife photography.can someone put to bed an old rumor on these lenses please.
the sigma 50 to 500m with vibration reduction apparently has a really poor quality lele end ie 350 to 500mm .which I think if true is a bit of an design overlook seeing its damn likely that this is the most used range of this lens type.vrs
the tamron no vr but sharper but not triffick so unless you get back to shutter /to lens lengths basics you image shake makes it an even worse lens to go for.
so in my frustration I bought neither and hire a Nikon 200 to 400mm lens on the odd days I need it.
however ive heard good news again about a new 80mm to 400mm Nikon out anyone know reports on this one
regards thundy

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