Question about Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di Zoom Lens for Canon AF Cameras

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Tamron AF 70-300 4-5.6 LD macro1:2. Had problems with old 350D body (error[?])..with new 60D body..'lens failed to communicate with camera'..(or words to that effect)..with 60D, lens will work if aperture is set to largest/lowest f no. On 350D, lens failed if zoomed up to higher mag.(towards 300mm). Contact clean, everything else seeming ok. Any ideas~ what can I do? Pity nice lens..can't afford to buy other at moment. What might I be able to do, if anything, to rectify problem? Many thanks, Simon. spj747@yahoo.co.uk

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SOURCE: Tamron 28-300mm lens

Many zoom lenses of this length, and even shorter have the problem whereby the lens either extends or retracts under its own weight depending on whether the camera is pointing up or down. I had a Canon 28-105mm lens with this problem. More expensive lenses have zoom locks to prevent this from happening. $225 sound like a good price to me!

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SOURCE: tamron 28-300mm lens disassembly help

Both, But start at the rear to remove the electronics and the outer barrels. Remove any rubber grip to expose 'hidden screws'. I would mark everything or document with pictures during disassembly.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Tamron 70-300mm lense

Make sure the aperture ring is set to the minimum f-stop number, ie f22,f32. It is usually colour coded orange

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Tamron 28-300mm Model 185D Auto Zoom on Nikon d40

Autofocus function on the D40 only supports lenses with the
AF-S feature, which have an autofocus motor built into the lens,
instead of using an autofocus motor drive built into the camera.

The Tamron lens you have, does not have a built in motor and
the autofocus function relies on the motor drive in the camera.

It will not work with the D40 or D60, but it will work with other
Nikon digital SLRs, such as the D80. Need to get an AF-S
type lens or upgrade to different Nikon digital SLR. Unless
you do this, you will have to manually focus the Tamron lens.

All of the Nikon DX (for digital) series lenses are also AF-S
type, so they will work with the D40, which is designed as
an entry level digital SLR, therefore it is intended primarily
for use with DX lenses, which are typically sold in a kit with
the D40. Most common one is Nikkor 18-55mm DX AF-S.

Other Nikon AF-S lenses made for film cameras (FX type)
will also work with the D40, but these tend to be expensive
professional models. DX series lenses tend to be more
affordable. You might consider the 18-200mm DX AF-S
as an alternative to the Tamron, but these are not cheap.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

SOURCE: Sigma 70-300mm lens not fitting Canon EOS 350D

Are you sure you bought a lens with Canon AF mount? To me it sounds like you got one with a mount for a different camera.
Does the mount on the lens look like this?
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If it doesn't, you got the wrong version of the lens. If it does look like the mount in the picture, your just mounting it incorrectly.
If you hold the camera with the lens mount facing you, the red marker on the lens should be in the 12 o'clock position, lining up with the red marker on the lens mount on the camera. The turn the lens clock wise, about an 8'th of a full turn, and the lens should click into place.
I hope this help you!
/Chris

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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