mal's reviews

  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    As good as the non VC lens
    Get Canon Err 001 on Conon 40D

    I get Canon Err 001 on Canon 40D.
    Err 001 is a communication problem between the camera and lens.
    I used the camera in the house for about 3 days without problems, took about 100 pictures.
    Then went on a holiday and did about 800 shots in 6 days and got the error about 4 times over 6 days. All terminals clean. Problem happens on continuous shooting of a moving object while zooming in or out. It is hard to re-produce problem.
    I bought it from Citywide from Hong Kong over ebay as it is not available in Australia yet, I sent it back but they can’t re-produce problem, It’s been 1 month and still no resolution.
    24 June 2010
    Finally Citiwide sent a replacement lens after 6 weeks.
    No problems with new lens so far, have taken about 1500 photos over 2 months so far. Enjoying VC in low light conditions.
    I have the non VC model too and can’t notice the softness in the VC model when NOT zooming into picture. Unlike the non VC model, this was made and assembled in Japan.

    reviewed May 16th, 2010 (purchased for $514)