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Old Dec 26, 2010, 8:54 PM   #1
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Default Tamron 300 2.8 SP IR lens

I have a Nikon D 300 and just purchased this lens on EBay (it's new never used) but my AF just goes back and forth and won't focus my D300 or my buddies D-3, Manual works just fine. AF just keeps moving back and forth and won't focus. Any suggestions? Dean
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 9:04 PM   #2
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That is an old lens and not certain the level of support Tamron supplies as not listed on their web site. You may need to contact them.

Googling, found some reviews on photographyreview.com. Notably, the March 2000 review stated that would not autofocus on the F100 (film camera) and Tamron was issuing a ROM update to correct the problem. Likewise, the April 2006 review noted that some Tamron lenses need a CPU update for AF functioning.

Given that that was before the D300 existed, it is not surprising that may not be able to communicate with normal electronic code updating Nikon would do with each new, and more complex, model release. The bigger question is - does Tamron continue to support it with the newer cameras. Given that it is not in current production, and uncertain when production ceased, how relaible is the Ebay "new" assertion?

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