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Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD

 
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Aug 25, 2012 14:21 |  #2326

kristofor wrote in post #14904325 (external link)
Does anyone know which teleconverters might work well with this lens???? - Heading to africa and thinking of picking one up for use with my 5D III - For the price point the quality of the image seems impressive!

Anything without a protruding front element. The Kenko/Tamron ones will work fine. 2x converters will lose autofocus when you zoom past 135mm or so.

I don't think any converter is a very good idea on this already pretty soft lens. You're better off cropping.




  
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Aug 25, 2012 19:36 |  #2327

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Aug 25, 2012 21:35 |  #2328

Cesium wrote in post #14905753 (external link)
Anything without a protruding front element. The Kenko/Tamron ones will work fine. 2x converters will lose autofocus when you zoom past 135mm or so.

I don't think any converter is a very good idea on this already pretty soft lens. You're better off cropping.

Thanks!

I might look at the Kenko or Tamron TC - also thanks for pointing out the AF issues - i was wondering about what difference the TC might make to the AF.

As you say, it might be best if I just crop then.


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Aug 26, 2012 14:20 as a reply to  @ kristofor's post |  #2329

A few more examples of moving subjects from the Tamron lens.

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Aug 27, 2012 07:14 as a reply to  @ DC Fan's post |  #2330

cesium wrote:
="cesium"]I don't think any converter is a very good idea on this already pretty soft lens.

Yeah, it's terribly soft. Not. (Click for larger size)

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Aug 27, 2012 07:38 |  #2331

great capture




  
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Aug 27, 2012 19:29 as a reply to  @ joeleszc's post |  #2332

Some more action shots from this "soft" lens. Click for larger sizes. All with my humble 550D

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Aug 28, 2012 14:45 |  #2333

"Already soft lens" rubbish. If this lens is 'soft' than I want to see a 'sharp' lens!!


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Aug 28, 2012 15:59 |  #2334

speedync wrote in post #14911931 (external link)
Yeah, it's terribly soft.

Most lenses look good at f/7.1-f/8 like the examples you show.




  
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Aug 28, 2012 16:24 as a reply to  @ Cesium's post |  #2335

@ Cesium; take a look at the photo I posted in this thread of the royal antelope. I shot that one at f/5.6. I just printed a 12/16 of it and it looks great. Compared to rhe Canon lenses this one is great for the money.


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Aug 28, 2012 18:17 |  #2336

harry93 wrote in post #14918883 (external link)
@ Cesium; take a look at the photo I posted in this thread of the royal antelope. I shot that one at f/5.6. I just printed a 12/16 of it and it looks great. Compared to he Canon lenses this one is great for the money.

Also note that the baseball example above and the gridiron football example were both at 300mm (so focal length can't be considered a factor) and f/5.6, while the final football example was at 70 mm and f/4.

One of the enduring mysteries of photography is how some people can get good results from equipment while others are unhappy with the same equipment.




  
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Aug 28, 2012 19:05 |  #2337

The reason some refer to it as soft is that it does not say "Canon" on it.;)


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Aug 28, 2012 19:08 |  #2338

Sold my Canon 70-200 2.8 MKII a while back and recently wanted a new zoom lens for a trip to Yellowstone. I picked up the Tamron and I'm very pleased with the image quality and the weight of this lens. For me its a keeper!

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Aug 28, 2012 22:57 |  #2339

DC Fan wrote in post #14919243 (external link)
One of the enduring mysteries of photography is how some people can get good results from equipment while others are unhappy with the same equipment.

Nice try at the dig. Let's just say I don't miss this lens. ;)




  
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Aug 28, 2012 23:42 |  #2340

Cesium wrote in post #14920271 (external link)
Nice try at the dig. Let's just say I don't miss this lens. ;)

So what did you replace it with? Genuine question.




  
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