PENTAX OR TAMRON


cedricd

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 20:45
My daughter and I both have Tamron 28 - 300 lens`s. Mine on a K10D, hers on a K200D. We are both struggling with focus, they just don`t seem to be that sharp. I put a couple of my shots on the gallery using the tamron. The one with the Pentax 50 - 200 is sharp not `soft` like the Tamron. Scott is suggesting the Pentax 55 - 300 but can I be sure that they will be sharp on the focus front. I don`t consider the Tamron as a dog but as we can`t programme specific lenses into the cameras they just don`t seem to cook the dinner. Be good to have some opinions and experiences from other Tamron users.

Cedric
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rothwell

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 20:52
Hi Cedric, I have a Tamron 18-250 on my K10D and I am really pleased with it. There do not seem to be any issues of soft or unsharp focus.
Best regards.
Geoff Davis

jackitec

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 20:53
Well I have the cheapo Tamron 70-300 and apart from some purple fringing its quite sharp you can see some photos on my gallery lots of zoo photos, I also have the Pentax 18-250 and it is now superglued to my K20 and I just love it, hope I have helped
Jack.

scottthehat

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 20:55
cedricd have you tried each others lens on each others camera, you might get better results,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

Mike-P

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:01
I bought a Tamron 28-300mm to take to Spain on my last trip as I only wanted to take a couple of lenses with me (I have had one before) and it performed ok. Its not spectacular by any means but it's pretty good for the money.

A few shots taken with it .. the wasp nest was with the one I had the first time.













. My Flickr

scottthehat

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:04
sorry im lost is this the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF),
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.
Last Edited by scottthehat on 01/04/2009 - 21:07

scottthehat

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:05
and mike they look cracking to me,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

George Lazarette

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:08
They certainly don't look very sharp to me. Have they been cropped, or are they the full image?

G
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cedricd

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:09
Thanks everyone, Perhaps we will try swapping over lenses at Easter. just feel let down by The Tamrons. Especially having tried the Pentax 50 - 200 which is very sharp.

Cedric
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cedricd

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:12
Hi Scott yes they are the ones you describe.

Cedric
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cedricd

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:16
Hi Mike, i`m not sure about the cat but the others seem spot on to me, especially the wasps nest. I cant say the ones we take with the Tamrons come close.

Cedric
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scottthehat

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:27
there was good post a while ago someone else posted about back and front focusing, it explained it very well and i cant find it, but it doesn't mean its the tamrons at fault,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

Gwyn

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:30
I have an old (non Di) Tamron 28-300. It is back on my Ds now as my husbands lens of choice but I have never had any problems with it, even on the K20D. Maybe the newer lens gives problems.

From what I have seen here the Pentax 55-300 is a really good lens, and may be worth your money - you could always put the Tamrons on e-bay.

cedricd

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 21:32
Perhaps I will do some more subjective trials. Might be I need to try focussing manually.

Cedric
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scottthehat

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 22:07
i would give it ago and try swapping lenses over,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.
Last Edited by scottthehat on 01/04/2009 - 22:22
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