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Old Sep 14, 2003, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Tamron AF 28-300 f3.5-6.2

Has anyone had any experience with this lens? It seems awful tempting at around $360.00.
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Old Sep 14, 2003, 12:59 PM   #2
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To my the fstops are kinda high. But I guess its a good value for the price. Just your AF may take longer at the higher end of your zoom. Right now, whats got me tempted is the Sigma EX 50-500mm. I had it on my camera yesterday at the store. And the fstops where from 4-5.6 I believe. Just I would miss my IS on my canon lenses...
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Iíve had the lens a few days now and here are a few conclusions;
It seams to auto focus fairly quickly although in low light situations I found myself switching to manual on several occasions. Attempting to zoom past 200mm in all but the brightest conditions is almost impossible due to the aperture, without a tripod.
From what Iíve read unless youíre willing to fork over the big bucks for canon glass, itís a good buy for the money. I would recommend that for low light you pick up a canon f1.8 50mm fixed lens, online for as little as $65. I do a lot of travel and there are times when a flash is not acceptable.
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Iíve had the lens a few days now and here are a few conclusions;
It seams to auto focus fairly quickly although in low light situations I found myself switching to manual on several occasions. Attempting to zoom past 200mm in all but the brightest conditions is almost impossible due to the aperture, without a tripod.
From what Iíve read unless youíre willing to fork over the big bucks for canon glass, itís a good buy for the money. I would recommend that for low light you pick up a canon f1.8 50mm fixed lens, online for as little as $65. I do a lot of travel and there are times when a flash is not acceptable.
Hi,

Any sample photos with your Tamron 28-300mm len?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 20, 2003, 8:37 AM   #5
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Iíll post some photos on Tuesday evening, including exif data. Iím at work presently and donít have access to my camera.
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Iíll post some photos on Tuesday evening, including exif data. Iím at work presently and donít have access to my camera.
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Old Oct 20, 2003, 9:32 AM   #7
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Default Re: Tamron AF 28-300 f3.5-6.2

Terry,

I heard from some users comment that 28-200mm may be better as the range beyond 200mm may result to soft focus.

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Has anyone had any experience with this lens? It seems awful tempting at around $360.00.
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Old Oct 20, 2003, 3:48 PM   #8
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I started a slush fund and I am saving for a Canon 70-200L with IS. Now all I have to do is convince my wife that it's a steal, somehow can be used in my job, and it's on sale.

This seems like the all-around great lens.

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Old Oct 20, 2003, 10:14 PM   #9
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I have three photos from the Tamron lens at 55mm, 200mm, and 300mm. Exif data is as follows; http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/grbowers

Shooting Date/Time
10/18/2003 7:55:34 PM
Shooting Mode
Auto
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/60
Av( Aperture Value )
5.6
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
400
Lens
18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length
55.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
Fine
Flash
On
Flash Type
Built-In Flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
0
Red-eye Reduction
On
Shutter curtain sync
1st-curtain sync
White Balance
Auto
Parameters
Contrast +1
Sharpness +1
Color saturation +1
Color tone Normal

Shooting Mode
Shutter Speed Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/400
Av( Aperture Value )
6.3
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
200
Lens
28.0 - 300.0mm
Focal Length
200.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
Fine
Flash
Off
White Balance
Auto
Parameters
Contrast +1
Sharpness +1
Color saturation +1
Color tone Normal

Shooting Mode
Shutter Speed Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/320
Av( Aperture Value )
8.0
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
400
Lens
28.0 - 300.0mm
Focal Length
300.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
Fine
Flash
Off
White Balance
Auto
Parameters
Contrast +1
Sharpness +1
Color saturation +1
Color tone Normal

As far as I can tell they look good to me.
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