Casual snapshots w/D800 and Tamron 28-75mm

Started Aug 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Casual snapshots w/D800 and Tamron 28-75mm
In reply to vagtanklan, Aug 6, 2012

Ok, thanks. And yes it's an awesome zoom for videos as well

vagtanklan wrote:
Mine has the built-in motor, and it auto focuses in LV.

Oh, and that reminds me, no other normal-zoom has such a perfectly suited focus-ring for filming.

It's silent, light and mounted all out at the end of the lens where it's easy to get to.

Comalv wrote:

Hey great shots!

Just out of curiosity is your tamron the version with or without built-in-motor? Does the autofocus work in LV mode?

I ask because I have the same combo and my Tamron's AF never worked with LV (not even on my previous Nikon, so it's definetly not a body problem). Too bad warranty was already expired when I bought it (used, but at a very good price). The issue (which seems shared by some old sigma/tamron lenses combined with new bodies) never really bothered me (the only time I used live view was for videos and I used MF anyways in that case), but now it would be good to test it at 28mm and check my Body for AF issues (which, at a first glance, it doesn't seem to have).

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