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Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro

 
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Oct 29, 2011 23:48 |  #136

Just ordered one from Abe's today for $369 shipped (after $100 mail in + code: LOYALTY15). How's the focus ring on it? I played with a friend's 17-50mm and it had a gritty/crunchy feel to it. Is this normal for Tamron lenses? Also, is the auto focus really as slow as some reviews say it is? I like the insect shots and was wondering if this is possible to achieve using autofocus.


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Oct 30, 2011 10:47 |  #137

The focus ring on mine is smooth and very nice. Perhaps your friend got sand or dust in his? The autofocus is fast and quiet, as long as it doesn't have too far to go. If you switch from close macro to far away, or back, the focus has a long way to go, and it may take a bit of time, especially if it starts off in the wrong direction and has to hunt around. But again, this only happens when switching between extremes.

With the lens wide open (f/2.0) and at short distances, the depth of field is so shallow that I think most people are using manual focus (and a tripod) anyway. But yes it will autofocus. You might find it helpful to use AI Servo (continuous autofocus) mode, even when taking a single picture.




  
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Nov 20, 2011 01:43 |  #138

I pulled the plug and ordered this lens, arrives next week, very excited!


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Nov 24, 2011 07:58 |  #139

I'm not sure those are 100% in focus.


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Nov 26, 2011 20:18 |  #140

Nothing special, but I like the colors, especially for late November when most everything is brown and gray. Taken this past Thursday (Thanksgiving day), with a Tamron 60mm on EOS 60D. Hand-held, 1/320s f/3.5, autofocused. Straight out of camera and scaled down - no other post-processing.

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Nov 28, 2011 13:30 |  #141

Would someone who owns this lens mind confirming that it is actually an EF mount and not EF-S (or protrude further than an EF lens) please. I'm looking to purchase one for use on a 40D with an in-body filter (sits in front of the mirror) and that limits the lens choices to EF, even though it's an APS-C sensor.
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Dec 04, 2011 21:48 |  #142

SteveInNZ wrote in post #13463440 (external link)
Would someone who owns this lens mind confirming that it is actually an EF mount and not EF-S (or protrude further than an EF lens) please. I'm looking to purchase one for use on a 40D with an in-body filter (sits in front of the mirror) and that limits the lens choices to EF, even though it's an APS-C sensor.
Thanks.

I don't know the answer, but perhaps this will help?

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Dec 05, 2011 07:24 |  #143

nice insect series screamingswifts :)


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Dec 05, 2011 13:07 |  #144

Thank you lar55. That's perfect. I assume that the rear element doesn't protrude further than that at any point in the focus travel.
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Dec 05, 2011 16:42 |  #145

SteveInNZ wrote in post #13498545 (external link)
I assume that the rear element doesn't protrude further than that at any point in the focus travel.

Correct. Internal focus - neither front nor rear elements move.




  
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Jan 02, 2012 20:04 |  #146

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Jan 07, 2012 02:54 as a reply to  @ tb801's post |  #147

I received my new lens xmas eve and am loving it. I am a novice so have alot to learn!


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Jan 08, 2012 05:03 |  #148

HELP!!! I got mine and it's DEAD right out of the box (won't focus...the motor tries, but nothing happens...the focus ring just freewheels and the numbers on the barrel don't move, it's stuck at MFD...I can't focus it either AF or MF)...so now I have a choice...return it for $$$ or exchange it...opinions?

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Jan 17, 2012 17:36 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #149

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Feb 16, 2012 03:00 as a reply to  @ post 13904393 |  #150

I had a wonderful time in the glass house at RHS Wisley :)


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