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Tamron f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro performed more than I expected in this price range. Loved the macro function provided and here are some images which are cropped and rest all are full frame. Although I noticed some kinda purple fringe when shooting on high contrast, chromatic abbrevation is negligieable and bokeh is very cool. Lack of image stabilization is not a big problem when u have stedy hands, a tripod and a remote to shoot without disturbing the camera on tripod BTW I clicked some pics in low light(handheld) and I got cool sharp images at long exposure upto 1/10 and I guess that is cool! In some article I read that this lens is useless and it doesn't give sharp images in shutter speed less than 1/1600 and that was just a hoax. He might be having problem with his brain in controlling his body limbs.
you can take a look at these pics I clicked with this on...
i bought this lens 1 year ago..it worked fine for 3 months.after that it started giving me err-01 (contact between lens and camera is faulty)..many tamron users had same experience with this lens.
I was looking for a budget lens with decent zoom and good macro. Being an amateur, I didn't know which one to choose. A friend of mine suggested this Tamron lens. I ordered it and got it the very next day (awesome service by Flipkart). Considering the price, my expectations were not too high. But I was surprised as to how good this lens performed; especially the macro function is really good. I shot some close-up shots of some insects, flowers and birds, and they come out really nice. The zoom levels are decent. I showed it to a relative of mine, who is a professional photographer, and he said that though this is not the best lens available out there, for the price I paid, it is definitely the best deal.
On the downside, as one of the reviewer mentioned, the photos shot through this lens are a bit soft. But not much to spoil your day.
Bottom line - for the price, definitely the best deal. Especially for amateurs.
I purchased this lens a few months back and don't regret the decision.
Extremely low price (i bought it at INR 7500.. the USD has moved up since then, so the price rise)
good for clicking portraits from a distance (the negative of soft focus probably does good here!)
I've managed to get some good macro shots too (though it gives you only 1:2 magnification)
- Soft at most focal lengths
- the zoom ring makes too much noise
Of course things like fixed aperture, sharper image, smoother focusing, etc are good.. but these push the price up!
At this price, this lens does its duties well.
hi i have bought this lens from flikart delivery was fast,packing was good, this lens is good for starter by its prising also macro mode works between 200-300 mm and also lens has built in focus motor so all nikon users needing AF-S AND AF-I lenses may use this lens over all good
This lens makes you realize you get what you pay for.
No VC in this lens. Shooting at high speed would be ok but purple fringes and lot of chromatic aberration seen in the photos.
You need to hold you breath to take photos. Though photos looks ok, during post processing you will see the blur images. No sharp pics unless you do manual focusing.
AF doesn't give you desired result in all situations.
Macro doesn't give enough room to take intended shot. Vertical blurriness is observed
Now I understand the importance of VC after buying this lens.
Not recommending this lens :(
I had bought it in October 2011, faced lens error issues on 25th May 2013,
"Err 01 Communication between the camera and lens is faulty "
during critical time of photography, however got the fix for the same on same night, as one of the blogs mentioned it is due to wrong aperture. setting aperture to ƒ32 would resolve the issue. It helped in my case.
Macros in this were great too.
First of all I must once again appreciate the Flipkart customer service for the prompt delivery of the lens. I was in desperate need of this product 3 days before my anniversary. Called the Flipkart Customer Support and they told me that I could get it for sure on the day of my anniversary. I was really surprised when they delivered it to me a day in advance! Great work guys! Flipkartian here forever! :)
Coming to the lens, this is a great lens on offer for its price. Captures very neat images, especially the macro shots. Very impressed with the picture quality. I would say it is perfect for its price tag.
The only thing that you may want to complain about is the zoom ring being a little tight. Hence, one would need to put in some effort to rotate it. May get smoother in the long run. Please read through the manual properly before use, as there are a couple of per-requisites that you need to meet when you switch to Macro Mode.
In short, I am very happy with my buy! If you are on a tight budget. am sure you would wanna go for it than spend on expensive Canon lens.
I picked up this lens from flipkart recently.
In terms of the order processing, payment and delivery, it has been excellent from flipkart side.
However, the quality of the lens itself leaves a lot to be desired. At extreme end - 300 mm- there is a visible chromatic aberration on all photos. The images at the tele end of the lens are quite soft. Also, if you want to shoot flying birds - where fast AF is required - this is not a choice. That said, the performance at wide and (70mm to 200 mm generally) is good. The macro functionality is impressive at 180mm to 200 mm range. For me, this is the only benefit as I am doubtful if I can use this as a regular lens for my bird photography requirements.
Excellent entry-level multipurpose zoom lens. I purchased it with my Canon EOS 1100D (T3) DSLR camera. Very good all round performance at both ends. Synchronises perfectly with the autofocus function. Lightweigh and easy to carry. Macro function available between 180-300 mm.