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03-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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K10D +Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

Hi Pentax user,

I am using K10D. I am planning to get a Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 lens.

Is there any issue for this combination?

please advice.

thanks

03-27-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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The Tamron is a great lens. Just make sure that the first thing you do when you get it is test for front or back focusing. Mine was ok but a lot of people experience this problem.

The only "issue" is that the K10Dīs AF system is not the best (I think itīs the same as that in my K200D). That means speed & accuracy can be off, and in a fast zoom like the Tammy it can mean some out of focus shots. This can be a numbers game (more shots = more keepers) but also a matter of practice.

Donīt let me put you off, the lens is one of the best and in a fast normal zoom for Pentax, Iīd say itīs probably the best!
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Great body, great lens. As long as no technical bugs in either one, makes a great combo as I used those two without any problem at all.

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Hi Jonathan,

How to test for front or back focusing?

03-28-2011, 03:27 AM   #5
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Nikon D70 Focus Chart

Read the article (itīs interesting) & print the document. Carry out the test with the lens at 50mm & f/2.8.

I would recommend doing this with any new AF lens.
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Hi Jonathan..

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