Tamron 28-300 VC finally coming!

Started Oct 22, 2007 | Discussions thread
Christoph Stephan
Christoph Stephan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,271
Re: The lens DOES work on....film cameras?

PhillipA wrote:

..the statement was that the VC won't work on a 1Ds (I assume only
the original "mark I ") and MAY NOT work on some older film bodies. I
would agree with another poster who suggested that the lens
connection circuitry probably doesn't supply enough power to run the
IS reliably on these older bodies.

I am more worried that the IS won't work on my EOS 300 (not 300V, not 300X) film camera. I would find it an particular advatange over the Sigma 18-200mm to have one superzoom that would work on both the slide film EOS 300 and the digital EOS 20D. I wonder why the power circuitry on the EOS 300 film camera is insufficent for this light lens, it runs the IS of the much heavier Canon 100-400mm flawlessly.

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Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 40D Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
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