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Hi, My main lens is Tamron 18-250mm on Canon T1i camera and it's three years old and worked fine till today . Today ,I discovered that above 100mm it vibrates and isn't locks in autofocus while below 100mm it works fine as before. I cleaned the glass , the contacts on both sides with contacts cleaning spray and with rubber eraser but in vain. I have Tamron 90mm macro and Tamron 11-18mm as well. I installed them and they works fine. Please advice, Yigal Shalhevet

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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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Try gently cleaning the electronic contacts on the lens's mount with an eraser. This will remove any mild oxidation on the contacts. If this doesn't resolve the problem, then contact Tamron and ask if there are any issues using this particular lens with a Canon 40D.

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Hi turn on the camera with the lens on set to tv and a iris of f22 and use the stopdown button if the lens stops down the lens is ok if not the lens is faulty may need a intuper replaced

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