Question about Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DI XR for Canon

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Will not autofocus

I have been using a Tamron 28-300mm lens with a Canon XTi. Thing have been working fine until the last time I used the camera. I can only take pics with manual.
Any suggestions or explanation?

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    I had the same problem with my Digital Rebel and the Tamron 18-250mm.  I sent the lens back  and am hoping the new one doesn't have the same issue.

  • cntower May 25, 2008

    Hi There,



    Auto Focus focus ring is not rotating.



    I have been using a Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical(IF) MACRO (Model 185D) lens with a Canon Rebel 2000.



    Thing have been working fine until the last time I used the lense. I can only take pics with manual focus. When I Zoom, the Auto Focus focus ring is not rotating when I press the shutter button.



    Normally the autofocus focus ring should rotate and a clear picture is visible when I press the shutter button.



    I tried with other lense it works fine.

    Any suggestions and help?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Ramesh

    mail me bhprk@yahoo.com, "bhprk at yahoo dot com"

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Same issue here, but with 18-200mm. worked for 18 months fine.

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Hey shutterbug72,
According to the manufacturer the first thing you should try is cleaning the lens contacts with an eraser. If that doesn't work you could try removing the battery and reinserting it to reset the camera. It seems to me that if there was a compatibility issue going on you should have seen that from the start. As far as what lens you should buy both Tamron and Canon make very good lenses, but with Canon lenses you shouldn't ever have compatibility issues. I hope this helps!

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Posted on May 23, 2008

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According to the manufacturer the first thing you should try is cleaning the lens contacts with an eraser. If that doesn't work you could try removing the battery and reinserting it to reset the camera. It seems to me that if there was a compatibility issue going on you should have seen that from the start. As far as what lens you should buy both Tamron and Canon make very good lenses, but with Canon lenses you shouldn't ever have compatibility issues. I hope this helps!

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