Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-25-2010, 10:13 AM   #16
Pentaxian
Wheatfield's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The wheatfields of Canada
Posts: 10,043
If it's new and doesn't work, send it back for replacement.

12-25-2010, 11:25 AM   #17
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Photos: Albums
Posts: 119
Since you have the return option, I would take it back to the shop and test the lens on another body, and if they have another copy, try that on your K5. Maybe even look at the Sigma 24-70 f2.8. It's a big beast, but a great lens.

I think all older 3rd party lenses are going to have issues as far as compatibility till the firmware catches up. The PK mounts don't turn over as much as the Canon or Nikon so you are more likely to get an older copy sitting in the store. Anything with HSM "should" work (like your 70-200) as they are a newer design, but they are more expensive.
12-25-2010, 08:15 PM   #18
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 1,535
Hi kamui,

I bought my Tamron 28-75 new with my DS in 2005, and it works as expected with my K-5. I doubt that it would be a firmware issue.

Scott
12-29-2010, 12:44 AM   #19
WRB
Forum Member
WRB's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 80
i have used several Tamron lenses without issues 17-50, 28-75, 90 on the K5. One quick check would be on another camera body.

12-29-2010, 11:14 AM   #20
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5
Original Poster
Sorry I've been away for the past couple of days.
All your replies convinced me to bring the lense back for repair/swap, so that's what I'll do in the next days.
For the record, I tried the aluminium foil trick, but either I didn't managed to do it correctly (very likely) or it wasn't enough to make the lense work. Anyway, it didn't work, but it's not relevant anymore
Thanks again to all of you, your help was much appreciated
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
autofocus, camera, compatibility issue, dslr, issue with tamron, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, lense, pentax k-5, sigma, switch, tamron
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamron 17-50mm Issue: Overexposure d3zzzz Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 09-16-2010 04:42 AM
Sigma EF-530 DG ST compatibility issue with K-x? chaplinlau Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 0 04-24-2010 06:40 AM
Tamron Lens Compatibility jmgacnik Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 07-04-2009 05:47 PM
Tamron 28-75 focussing issue charlep Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 0 01-19-2009 02:50 PM
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Focusing Issue Scout Pro Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 04-15-2008 07:46 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:08 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top