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Tamron lens and canon speedlite compatibility

I want to buy a tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. Will it be able to send data to a canon speedlite so flash can be properly controlled?

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Re: Tamron lens and canon speedlite compatibility

Certainly more reassuring, Fixya!

Many thanks

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Re: Tamron lens and canon speedlite compatibility

Your question is posted under a Nikon version of this lens. I assume you are talking about using the Canon EOS mount version.

The short answer is: Yes

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Tamron 14mm 2.8 does not work on d90

This lens is compatible with your Nikon D90 according to this site:

Your complaint "does not work" is rather broad, so I don't know what specific kind of problem(s) your having with it.

If you continue to have issues with it, make sure other lenses work on your D90 to eliminate the body as the source of the problem. Consider performing a 2 button reset on the D90 (and resetting any other customized settings to defaults) and try again. If it still "doesn't work" then contact Tamron to evaluate the lens for possible repair.

Good luck!

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I have a tamron 70-300mm i had a canon 1000d and the lens worked pefectly fine with it but nw i hav purchased canon 550d and when i conect my tamron lens with it , it shows an error 01 please assist me

This is the kind of error which you always risk these days in buying lenses which are not from your camera manufacturer. Error 01 simply means that the camera cannot communicate with the lens. Canon's protocols are not open standards and third party manufacturers have to reverse engineer to produce something which works. As they're working in the dark, they cannot always arrive at a solution which makes all models suit all Canon bodies.

You have two possible solutions:-

Visually inspect the contacts on the lens and the camera body and if they're anything other than clean and bright then use a clean pencil eraser on them. Be very, very, careful not to let any of the rubber crumbs into the lens or the camera body.

If that fails, visit the Tamron website to see whether the lens can be returned to be updated for other bodies. if it can't then sell it and buy a later Tamron model or better still a Canon one. They may cost more, but the results are better and their resale value is much higher.

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28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical autofocus does this lens fit Canon 40 d?

Tamron makes their lenses available with a variety of mounts. A lens with a Canon mount will fit Canon cameras but not Nikon cameras. A lens with a Nikon mount will fit Nikon cameras but not Canon cameras. As long as you buy a lens with a Canon mount, you shouldn't have any problems.

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I was told by pentax that my tamron lens is no good for my pentax camera.I would like to know why .My camera is two years old and has been sent back to pentax four times .they tell me the problem is my...

Absolutely. Pentax only guarantee compatibility of their cameras with their own lenses as long as they're contemporary to the model you're using.

Other manufacturers make lenses which will physically fit your camera, but now that all communication between the body and lens is electronic they're not always fully compatible especially as the camera manufacturer often changes the technical specifications.

Check with Tamron: it's not unusual to have to send your lens back for an update to ensure compatibility with the latest models.

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It's probable that although it's designated Macro, the lens actually only gets in fairly close. I recommend you buy a closeup filter which is a simple lens you screw on the front of your lens. You can different strengths for getting in closer. Otherwise treat yourself to a set of extension tubes which do the same thing but more effectively.
I hope that helps

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I have a Tamron lense 18-250mmm for Canon. It does not focus with zoom use, iwith different Canon bodies , particularly with a focus on a light or low contrast point. Canon lenses do not seem to have this...

In low light situations, connect a speedlite flash to your body (e.g. 430EXII or 580EXII). These flashes emit a AF assist beam to assist focussing in low light situations.

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Will not autofocus

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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Tamron 28-300 loose lens parts

The way in to this lens is from the rear. You'll need to remove the trim ring inside the mount and free the electronic connector from the mount ring before you remove the mount ring itself.

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AF 70-300 causes error 99 in my Canon 300D

This is usually a torn flexible circuit or binding aperture in the lens. It'll have to go to a repair shop for replacement. About a $80 job.

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