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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by FullFrame2B View Post
    Hi Mr Ortega. I would like to know how acceptable is the zoom creep on this 18-270mm len to you? I know most lens with this sort of range has tendency of zoom creep. Thank you very much.
    zoom creep is to be expected for superzooms

    Quote Originally Posted by raydio View Post
    Update: I have now noticed the tendency of this lens to "jump". It's happened only a few times and does not affect the normal operation of the camera. Someone else mentioned that this is normal for this lens. I have no reason to doubt that statement.... so far.
    yes it is normal, it is the VC kicking in

    Quote Originally Posted by praetorean View Post
    i'm considering this for sometime now... has anyone tested this also on sports? football, basketball, tennis or any sports for that matter?
    basically, motion/actions shots?
    i had no problems with skiers and ice skaters, but those were shot in bright daylight
    note: i am old school who can mf shooting sports, so my experience and technique would make it easier for me to target my subject

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Yee View Post
    Do this lense hav any low light focusing problem??or any hunting problem??i has a 3rd party lens before and the lens has hunting problem in low light,so i wonder whether tis lens has such problem...
    if the light is so low that you cannot focus, I would not even take the picture or i would use a flash. MF is also a very useful skill to have, btw the af capability varies with the camera body as well

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    How much does one of this lens cost and where to buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielt View Post
    How much does one of this lens cost and where to buy?
    Price range is from $920~950.
    Price quoted by CP and OP.

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    thanks!

    I am considering 18-200mm for Sigma and Tamron... Any advise?

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    Saw this lens during my Hong Kong trip at MongKok's electronic street, selling for abt SGD$800+ but didnt buy, so damn temped... but stucked with budget~

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    Would like to confirm something I read from Tamron's website. It stated that there is AF motor for Nikon mount. Does it mean that for Canon mount, there is no AF or simply means that the AF is slower on the Canon Mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukecas View Post
    Would like to confirm something I read from Tamron's website. It stated that there is AF motor for Nikon mount. Does it mean that for Canon mount, there is no AF or simply means that the AF is slower on the Canon Mount?
    All Canon DSLRs have built-in AF motors, the only reason why they mention AF motor for Nikon is because some of their entry level bodies lack the motors (eg. D40, D60, D3000/5000).
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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    The AF on mine is quick and accurate but it will typically hunt in low light or low contrast situations.

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by raydio View Post
    The AF on mine is quick and accurate but it will typically hunt in low light or low contrast situations.
    seems this statement is true for all 18-270 users

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexlord View Post
    All Canon DSLRs have built-in AF motors, the only reason why they mention AF motor for Nikon is because some of their entry level bodies lack the motors (eg. D40, D60, D3000/5000).
    duh, are you sure about that? i always believed that all canon camera do not have AF Motors and all new canon lenses have built in motors, but you can only use the newer EF lenses

    while not all nikon cameras have a built in motors and only Nikon AF-S lenses have built-in motors, while you are still able to mount and use almost all nikon F mount lenses.

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by lukecas View Post
    Would like to confirm something I read from Tamron's website. It stated that there is AF motor for Nikon mount. Does it mean that for Canon mount, there is no AF or simply means that the AF is slower on the Canon Mount?
    it means that all canon EF mount lenses must have a built-in motor or you will not be able to auto focus. as all canon EOS DSLRs do not have an AF motor, (please correct me if i am wrong)

    For the nikon side, they state that because recently, nikon has been following canon and cutting cost by not including the AF Motor in the lower end camera bodies. So it must be stated to assure the owners of those cameras that do not have AF motors that they can be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raydio View Post
    The AF on mine is quick and accurate but it will typically hunt in low light or low contrast situations.
    I agree with the above. At low light it hunt so no choice have to push ISO up while using handheld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    it means that all canon EF mount lenses must have a built-in motor or you will not be able to auto focus. as all canon EOS DSLRs do not have an AF motor, (please correct me if i am wrong)

    For the nikon side, they state that because recently, nikon has been following canon and cutting cost by not including the AF Motor in the lower end camera bodies. So it must be stated to assure the owners of those cameras that do not have AF motors that they can be used.
    Err... So does it mean that for EOS 500D, this tammy lens will not have AF feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukecas View Post
    Err... So does it mean that for EOS 500D, this tammy lens will not have AF feature?
    Hi, EOS 500D with this Tammy will have AF for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minglink View Post
    Hi, EOS 500D with this Tammy will have AF for sure.
    Thats comforting. I was quite bent for this lense. Btw, hows the performance of this lense on EOS 500D?

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by lukecas View Post
    Err... So does it mean that for EOS 500D, this tammy lens will not have AF feature?
    all EF mount lenses have a built in motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukecas View Post
    Thats comforting. I was quite bent for this lense. Btw, hows the performance of this lense on EOS 500D?
    What kind of performance are you refering. See if i could help as i myself is using 500D and bought this Tammy few days ago.

    TS is it ok to post sample pictures here?

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    yes it is OK to post pictures

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    Pictures taken with Canon 500D and Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical.

    Sorry for the lousy photography skill, all picture taken handheld with VC on.

    Focal Lenght: 130mm, f5.6, 1/6 sec, ISO 400

    Focal Lenght: 154mm, f10, 1/3 sec, ISO 800

    Focal Lenght: 55mm, f8, 1/4 sec, ISO 800

    Focal Lenght: 35mm, f6.3, 1/6 sec, ISO 800
    Last edited by Minglink; 23rd October 2009 at 04:02 PM.

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    Focal Lenght: 270mm, f6.3, 1/4 sec, ISO 800

    Focal Lenght: 59mm, f6.3, 1/4 sec, ISO 800

    Focal Lenght: 50mm, f8, 1/6 sec, ISO 800



    Night mode, picture taken on tripod with VC off.

    Focal Lenght: 18mm, f8, 30 sec, ISO 100


    Focal Lenght: 21mm, f11, 20 sec, ISO 100


    Just some sample pictures to help friends here to make a better choice.
    Last edited by Minglink; 23rd October 2009 at 10:20 PM.

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