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02-09-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
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Tamrom 18-250 3.5-6.3 LD Di II (if) aspherical macro

received this lens today in place of sig'10-20 which was out of stock, and ' i wanted a new lens ' ! will p/u the sigma later before i depart on anuual trek.
a couple of fast shots hand held 1. straight out of cmera
2. with minor, and i mean minor adjustments.

i wasted several but for me with a new lens (and without ) that is quite normal.

it did seem to me though that this lens focuses much better when in manual, while shooting af i noted that the lens did some major hunting at different focal lengths......

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Auto focus needs failrly sharp edges to work. Lawns, smooth water and walls will give trouble if occupying large areas of your frame. Switch to centre spot, find a target at the rquired range then move the camera to get the frame you want.
Didn't know they sold our Ozzie beer in Florida.
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Hi gpaual

I have this lens and the first thing I did was switch the outer ring (AF point switching dial, see P. 133 of the instruction manual if you are using a K10D) to centre-focus rather than multi-segment (Auto), otherwise the focussing system tends to 'hunt about' quite a bit in my experience. It's totally dependent upon the type of subject matter you're attempting to photograph. I also tend to favour the Single Auto Focus mode (AF.S) rather than Continuous Auto Focus (AF.C - see P. 130) and hope this info helps a bit......

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Thanks guys for your input i will follow up on it today and see what the results are.....will post a couple later in the day.....
i will say the lens can get some super sharp images

yes garth we drink the ozzie over here;, at least i do, afer my first trip to europe, i
never could get back to domestic beer and even find i drink it warm as much as cold.....

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I hope you didn't drink the contents of that bottle ... it'd have to be the worst beer ever produced.

That's why it got sent overseas ... no one in the their right mind drinks it here :P

On topic though:
I wouldn't mind this lens just for the fact I can take the camera and 1 lens (if that's all I was able to take with) .. after seeing so many images from it ... it really is a half decent lens to walk around with.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
I hope you didn't drink the contents of that bottle ... it'd have to be the worst beer ever produced.

That's why it got sent overseas ... no one in the their right mind drinks it here :P

So Fosters isn't "Australian for beer"

That is (or used to be) the tag line for Fosters in the US hehe
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QuoteOriginally posted by palmor Quote
So Fosters isn't "Australian for beer"

That is (or used to be) the tag line for Fosters in the US hehe
Hahahaha ... nup ... it's Australian for cat urine (putting it nicely).
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Indeed, want beer; come to Canada, UK or Europe.

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Metalfab,

How do you like your 18-250? I'm contemplating of getting one. My reasoning are:
1. I always want one since Tamron announce they 28-200 back when I'm shooting with film
2. I'm not too happy with my 18-55, I only get goot sharp images when it is at least f8.

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Hi Ferdy

Excuse the intervention, but try these links to see some shots which I have previously taken with my
Tamron 18-250mm Di II......nothing special, but they will give you a realistic idea of what this superzoom can do. Bear in mind that the images have been seriously compressed and downsized to meet forum requirements. These examples are categorically NOT as good as the original photos. Look under the heading "Check out some of my images" halfway down the post:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/118774-post45.html

...and for an example of a macro photograph check this one out below. It's not 1:1 but quite acceptable IMHO !:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136007-post15.html

Best regards
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftahir Quote
Metalfab,

How do you like your 18-250? I'm contemplating of getting one. My reasoning are:
1. I always want one since Tamron announce they 28-200 back when I'm shooting with film
2. I'm not too happy with my 18-55, I only get goot sharp images when it is at least f8.

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Ferdy
Hi Ferdy,

I just got my Pentax 18-250 a few days ago. I have had only 1 day time try out so far. In short, had a fairly successful moon shot last night despite some haze. Earlier in the day I caught some ducks in flight. Still new to birding so next time will have to use Shutter priority.
Here are some examples so far; Pentax DA 18-250mm Photo Gallery by metalfab at pbase.com
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A Shot I took of the birds out my bedroom window yesterday., I liked how the one bird Is beeing a lookout for the Red Bird. This is with my 18-250 tammy and my tammy 1.4 converter. I love the background too I guess you guys call it the bokeen.

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You might be interested for my latest Tammy 18-250 samples on this thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/20505-portraits-i-had-co...ventually.html
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