silberma's reviews

  • Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good build, metallic mount
    a bit soft at high focal lenghts and wide apperture

    Do you recall the saying when everything else fails read the instruction book. If you do so you will find that you need to set the focusing ring to a 1.5 meters or more to take out of Macro. Furthermore, the zoom needs to be set to between 180 and 300 mm to turn the macro switch on. There is more valuable information if you bother to read the instruction sheet

    PS not a bad lens for the money. The Nikkor equivalent costs more and is no better

    reviewed December 18th, 2006 (purchased for $179)