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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:36 PM   #21
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Thanks again for everyones' help.

I just ordered ordered the Tamron 17-50 from B&H.
After weighing all my options, it made the most sense to me to, and I think it will be a good match with my Kx.

Question - Are there any adjustments I need to make to the Kx before using the Tamron?
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 5:30 PM   #22
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nope its all good to go - should be a good lens and serve you well - looking forward to seeing some images from it
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 11:51 PM   #23
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Will do John!
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 6:08 PM   #24
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Well, I got the Tamron 17-50.
I spent about an hour taking shots with the Tamron & the kit 18-55 lens at different settings on a tripod at a single object.

Much to my shock, the Kx kit lens was sharper.

I either got a damaged lens (the lens box & internal cardboard lens support were a little crushed), or I just got a bad copy.
Either way, I sent it back to B&H.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 12:42 AM   #25
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Well, I got the Tamron 17-50.
I spent about an hour taking shots with the Tamron & the kit 18-55 lens at different settings on a tripod at a single object.

Much to my shock, the Kx kit lens was sharper.

I either got a damaged lens (the lens box & internal cardboard lens support were a little crushed), or I just got a bad copy.
Either way, I sent it back to B&H.
Shocking ! Did you mention this to B&H ? That Tamron has a great rep as a very sharp lense.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 8:14 AM   #26
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I have tamron lens and I think the sharpness and iq is great, mine is sometimes front focusing, especially noticeable at f2.8. Unfortunately my DL2 doesn't have adjustments for that, I have to manual focus (quick shift would be great then). But at f4 I don't see that as an issue. You must have got a bad copy or indeed damaged during transport

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That's at f3.5

and that f4
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Oops. Wrong post on this old thread.

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