A 580 Questions

Started Aug 14, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Shamatt Regular Member • Posts: 105
A 580 Questions


I have plans to purchase a new A580 as mentioned in an earlier thread. I have decided to get the Tamron 18 to 270 PZD zoom lens. My questions to anyone who has this combination are...

In the review it talks about the focus system.. "...contrast detect AF system in Focus Check live view. The system only works with SAM (Smooth AF motor)..."

So will this also work with the PZD in the Tamron lens, or is it ONLY the SAM lenses?

Can you switch between focusing systems? ie In the body motor vs PZD motor?

How is this camera/lens combination as a general all purpose weekend walks/holidays setup? Is is really worth $500 more than the 18-55 plus 55-200 combo package I can get online?

Thanks for the advice already given chaps, got me focused on wheat I really needed.

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