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Old Mar 3, 2006, 3:08 PM   #1
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hi

for my d50

i got a new tamron 28-200 xr:|Help

i have a g nikon on manual

could someone explain how to use this new lens

i can set it to af? what do i need to know:?

what are the aperture markings when do i use them

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Old Mar 4, 2006, 9:18 AM   #2
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Not to be a wise guy, but attach it to the camera. If it has an aperature ring, set it to its smallest aperature. Af is set on camera via the switch on the front..
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The camera sets the Aperture, let us know how you find the tamron lens, i am interested in that lens a one lens solution to my everyday shooting
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I bought the above Tamron lense for 80€. I have a KM 7D though, but because the D50 and the KM 7D have the same sensor size and resolution, my observations should apply for the lense with Nikon mount as well. From 28 to 150 mm it is quite a sharp lense. Even in the corners its performance is acceptable. At 200 mm it is still good in the center but quite soft near the borders, even if you stop down. It is a light weight plastic lense (pay attention that you really get the XR version), whence the build quality isn't optimal. It is less sharp at near distance. Thus I wouldn't recommend it as a macro lense. All in all I would say that it is excellent value, especially if you compare it with the far more expensive 18-200 mm or 28-300 mm zooms.
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If it has an aperature ring, set it to its smallest aperature.

Just to be clear the smallest aperture is the largest number. If you don't set this the lens will not work on the D50.


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If it has an aperature ring, set it to its smallest aperature.

Just to be clear the smallest aperture is the largest number. If you don't set this the lens will not work on the D50.

Which is typically f/22.
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:?

thnk you all for answers

sorry heres more duh questions

how do i set the camera for p s m and preset modes

i accidently had it on p and got weird pics& wacko white balance

camera was on af

always leave the aperture at the same setting?!

glad to know that



thought i had some samples

i put the camera on ptp[per nikon tech recommendation]or whatever that other usb selection is

machine read new hardware put a d50 folder in control panel?:shock:

i inadverdantly deleted all my pics

this lens seems sharper than kit 28-80 g

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hi i am novice central

i just wanted to let you know that tamron has a new digital version

http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/rele...0215_a031.html

http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/28200_di_a031.asp

also if you wait till that surfaces the price on this xr may drop

playing in the house the few shots i did

i thought >28 <200mm were much sharper
i actually got the innards of my eyeball clearly in self portrait
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I did exactly that. Tamron dumped the non Di version of that lense for less than half the price on german Ebay. The Di version looks absolutely identical to the previous XR version. Only the coating seems to be different and should only matter slightly if you shoot against the sun. Thus try to get the non-Di XR version for a bargain price.
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thnk you all for answers

sorry heres more duh questions

how do i set the camera for p s m and preset modes

i accidently had it on p and got weird pics& wacko white balance

camera was on af

always leave the aperture at the same setting?!

glad to know that

You only have to turn themode dialon the top left. A=aperature, M=manual, S=shutter. You also can choose one of the vari-programs designated by the pictures. I recommend you spend some time reading the manual, and maybe get a book about photography basics. You really need to have some understanding of basic photography to get the best results and understand what each mode does and when to use it.

That being said, you shouldn't have gotten odd results out of Program mode, unless you fudged with exposure compensation. Program mode usually handles most situations competantly.


In terms of adjusting the aperature, no it should not always be left on the same aperature. Aperature helps determine shutter and depth of field. You need to choose the aperature based on your desired results. Again, learning what aperature is and how it affects the image is an important detail to understand.
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