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I have a Tamron lense 18-250mmm for Canon. It does not focus with zoom use, iwith different Canon bodies , particularly with a focus on a light or low contrast point. Canon lenses do not seem to have this problem. What to do.

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In low light situations, connect a speedlite flash to your body (e.g. 430EXII or 580EXII). These flashes emit a AF assist beam to assist focussing in low light situations.

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I checked the Tamron website menu of manuals and one is not listed. This is a pass-thru device, so other than placing it between your lens and camera body, there should be no additional settings. Your camera focus and exposure is thru the lens so the camera should adjust seemlessly. Please tell us what the problem is, what lenses and body you are using.

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Hi ,i have a tamton 70-mm that it stop focusing manuakly whe n i was using it yesterday,may i ask how it would happent,and how much would cost to fix it?


Do you really mean it stopped focusing manually, or did it stop auto-focusing? If it is the latter, check the M/AF switch on the lens near the camera body and make sure it is set to AF.

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I have a nikon d60... is the tamron 70-300 zoom lens compatible ?


Tamron makes their lenses with a variety of mounts. A lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit a Nikon. Assuming the lens has a Nikon mount then yes, it is compatible with the D60. However, the D60 lacks an autofocus motor, relying on the lens to have one. Some Tamron lenses have such a motor, some do not. Such lenses will not autofocus with the D60, but everything else still works, including manual focus.

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Can you please confirm that a Tamron AF 18-270 Di II VC LD lens can adapt to Sony alpha a55v camera body? Also are there any tricks a novice should be aware of? I also would like to know if the above is...


Tamron makes their lenses with a variety of mounts, to fit a variety of cameras. Assuming you get a lens with a Sony mount, then it will work. A Tamron lens with a Nikon mount, for example, will not fit a Sony camera.

Camera offers differ from country to country, so unless you can specify the offer in particular no one can tell you which is better. However, in general a single wide-range zoom such as the 18-270 will not be quite as sharp as two separate, shorter-range zooms, such as an 18-55 and a 55-200. But one lens will usually be lighter than two lenses, so you have to carry less. Also, you won't have to waste time changing lenses. It's a trade-off, and only you can decide which factors are more important to YOU. And, of course, you have to consider the cost and factor that into your decision.

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I have a tamron 70-300mm i had a canon 1000d and the lens worked pefectly fine with it but nw i hav purchased canon 550d and when i conect my tamron lens with it , it shows an error 01 please assist me


This is the kind of error which you always risk these days in buying lenses which are not from your camera manufacturer. Error 01 simply means that the camera cannot communicate with the lens. Canon's protocols are not open standards and third party manufacturers have to reverse engineer to produce something which works. As they're working in the dark, they cannot always arrive at a solution which makes all models suit all Canon bodies.

You have two possible solutions:-

Visually inspect the contacts on the lens and the camera body and if they're anything other than clean and bright then use a clean pencil eraser on them. Be very, very, careful not to let any of the rubber crumbs into the lens or the camera body.

If that fails, visit the Tamron website to see whether the lens can be returned to be updated for other bodies. if it can't then sell it and buy a later Tamron model or better still a Canon one. They may cost more, but the results are better and their resale value is much higher.

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I have a Nikon d3000 and a Tamron AF 55-200mm lens. I cant get the lens to autofocus with my nikon


The Nikon D3000 does not have a focusing motor built-in, relying on the lens to have a motor. The Tamron AF 55-200mm does not have the necessary motor; it only auto-focuses with Nikon cameras that have the motor in the camera body.

For Nikon lenses, you need lenses designated AF-S. For Tamron, you need lenses designated USD and/or BIM.

That probably wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but there it is.

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I have a Tamron 28-200 lens for my Canon EOS 20D. My brother took it to Africa, and since it's return, the lens will no longer zoom out by turning the zooming ring. I spoke to another photographer who...


Some of the long tele's like that have some sort of locking mechanism on the side to prevent lens creep. Look for switches other than your aperature lock and auto focus/manual switch.

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Purchase Zoom Lenses


Canon currently makes super Telephoto lenses from 300mm to 800mm and a number of zoom Telephoto lenses from 28-300 to 100-400. You can also special order a 1200mm lens from Canon at a cost of $99k! (There are only about 20 such lenses made so far.)

You can also get a 1.4 or 2x teleconverter to further increase the power of a telephoto lens. However, the cameras are unable to auto-focus when the minimum f-stop exceeds f/8, which can happen when you use one (or both) of the teleconverters on these longer lenses, so you have to manually focus the lens.

You can also get telephoto lenses from other manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma that are built to work with Canon cameras. However, the Canon lenses are generally regarded as the best quality.

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Tamron 28-300mm Model 185D Auto Zoom on Nikon d40


Autofocus function on the D40 only supports lenses with the
AF-S feature, which have an autofocus motor built into the lens,
instead of using an autofocus motor drive built into the camera.

The Tamron lens you have, does not have a built in motor and
the autofocus function relies on the motor drive in the camera.

It will not work with the D40 or D60, but it will work with other
Nikon digital SLRs, such as the D80. Need to get an AF-S
type lens or upgrade to different Nikon digital SLR. Unless
you do this, you will have to manually focus the Tamron lens.

All of the Nikon DX (for digital) series lenses are also AF-S
type, so they will work with the D40, which is designed as
an entry level digital SLR, therefore it is intended primarily
for use with DX lenses, which are typically sold in a kit with
the D40. Most common one is Nikkor 18-55mm DX AF-S.

Other Nikon AF-S lenses made for film cameras (FX type)
will also work with the D40, but these tend to be expensive
professional models. DX series lenses tend to be more
affordable. You might consider the 18-200mm DX AF-S
as an alternative to the Tamron, but these are not cheap.

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Sorry, the mounts of Minolta manual focus lenses are different than their auto focus series. Sigma, Tokina and Tamron all make compatible zoom lenses to fit the Maxxum series cameras

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