Tamron 70-300mm f4/5.6 DI LD Macro (Canon/Nikon AF) - £99.00 @ Jessops
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Tamron 70-300mm f4/5.6 DI LD Macro (Canon/Nikon AF) - £99.00 @ Jessops

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Found 19th Dec 2010Made hot 19th Dec 2010
The cheapest I have seen in quite a while.. That is for a 300 mm Lens. Good deal, if you are an amateur photographer... Ahh.. Now there's lot to learn..

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Same price on Amazon too.

Original Poster

Ohhh yaah.. Just realised :D.. New to this 'hunt' process.. will definitely learn.....

excellent price and a good non-canon lens....prob is reliability is hit and miss...my dads stopped being recognised after 2 years 1 month....month out of warranty and virtually no comeback as there is only a distributor in this country....still even if it lasts 2 years still worth it.....mine however has been fine for 5 years but i dont use it much as I use my pro lens alot more (eg canon 24-70)

Edited by: "royals" 19th Dec 2010

Original Poster

oh cool. As it might have sounded, I am new to photography.. Still reading through on the art of clicking.. Do you guyz know if now a Tripod is must after fitting in this Lens?

royals

excellent price and a good non-canon lens....prob is reliability is hit … excellent price and a good non-canon lens....prob is reliability is hit and miss...my dads stopped being recognised after 2 years 1 month....month out of warranty and virtually no comeback as there is only a distributor in this country....still even if it lasts 2 years still worth it.....mine however has been fine for 5 years but i dont use it much as I use my pro lens alot more (eg canon 24-70)



Pretty certain Tamron lenses now come with a 5 year guarantee.

V.J

oh cool. As it might have sounded, I am new to photography.. Still … oh cool. As it might have sounded, I am new to photography.. Still reading through on the art of clicking.. Do you guyz know if now a Tripod is must after fitting in this Lens?



depends what you are shooting....i dont use one but then im not sat there for hours on end waiting for the perfect pic...if i did buy one id buy a decentish one from eg manfrotto which a ball head (full smooth movement) and i could use it for my camcorder too

mikeleslie

Pretty certain Tamron lenses now come with a 5 year guarantee.



pretty sure its 2 years, my dad got his 2.5 years ago

royals

pretty sure its 2 years, my dad got his 2.5 years ago



Yeah they introduced a 5 year warranty this year for lenses bought after April.

mikeleslie

Yeah they introduced a 5 year warranty this year for lenses bought after … Yeah they introduced a 5 year warranty this year for lenses bought after April.



even better

Original Poster

Sheuuuuv.....5 years is good. coz in the past, most of my electronic gadgets have hit a trouble right after 12 months of purchase.. My Samsung Desktop PC, Sony VAIO, Canon A620 Digital camera.. the list goes on and on..

At 300mm you'll DEFINITELY want/need some sort of rest be it a tripod or such like. If you have never used a 300mm I recommend going into a Photo store such as Jessops or John Lewis are really helpful and let you try the lens on a camera. When you have a 300mm zoomed right in you will see how much shake your hands/arms have. I recently tried a Nikkor 300mm in John Lewis. Even with VR on I struggled to get a clear picture by hand and this lens doesn't have VR/IS.

Great price though for the lens. Hot from me.
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 19th Dec 2010

Blasphemous

At 300mm you'll DEFINITELY want/need some sort of rest be it a tripod or … At 300mm you'll DEFINITELY want/need some sort of rest be it a tripod or such like. If you have never used a 300mm I recommend going into a Photo store such as Jessops or John Lewis are really helpful and let you try the lens on a camera. When you have a 300mm zoomed right in you will see how much shake your hands/arms have. I recently tried a Nikkor 300mm in John Lewis. Even with VR on I struggled to get a clear picture by hand.Great price though for the lens. Hot from me.



Good post as ever Blasphemous - Happy Christmas dude!

OK for the price and to experiment but you'll soon be wanting a better quality lens.

imo the best budget zoon lens is the Canon 55-250mm IS (about £130 on well known auction site)
Edited by: "scarper" 19th Dec 2010

Yes, you will want a tripod.

I'd probably ignore this lens. Good for the price so voted hot but as a previous post says you will want another better lens sooner rather than later.

It depends entirely on what you're using the lens for. At f5.6 you could get away with outdoor sports and wildlife in OK light conditions handheld.

I have a Canon 300mm f4-5.6 and have never used a tripod. I much prefer mobility when shooting sports - being able to run along the side of the pitch or court is such an advantage.

All at 300mm handheld:
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Blasphemous

At 300mm you'll DEFINITELY want/need some sort of rest be it a tripod or … At 300mm you'll DEFINITELY want/need some sort of rest be it a tripod or such like. If you have never used a 300mm I recommend going into a Photo store such as Jessops or John Lewis are really helpful and let you try the lens on a camera. When you have a 300mm zoomed right in you will see how much shake your hands/arms have. I recently tried a Nikkor 300mm in John Lewis. Even with VR on I struggled to get a clear picture by hand and this lens doesn't have VR/IS.Great price though for the lens. Hot from me.


Edited by: "lareneg" 19th Dec 2010

scarper

imo the best budget zoon lens is the Canon 55-250mm IS (about £130 on … imo the best budget zoon lens is the Canon 55-250mm IS (about £130 on well known auction site)



Agreed. Fantastic Lens For The Money

lareneg

It depends entirely on what you're using the lens for. At f5.6 you could … It depends entirely on what you're using the lens for. At f5.6 you could get away with outdoor sports and wildlife in OK light conditions handheld. I have a Canon 300mm f4-5.6 and have never used a tripod. I much prefer mobility when shooting sports - being able to run along the side of the pitch or court is such an advantage.All at 300mm handheld:http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs279.snc1/10620_1211154447260_1480729513_30591608_3003172_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs259.snc1/10620_1211154567263_1480729513_30591611_3755264_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs279.snc1/10620_1211156367308_1480729513_30591654_3409412_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs279.snc1/10620_1211156407309_1480729513_30591655_3604641_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs259.snc1/10620_1211157087326_1480729513_30591670_909734_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs279.snc1/10620_1211158847370_1480729513_30591711_1405571_n.jpg


You've got some good depth of field there considering the lens your using. I'd like to see all the shots with camera shake though! Tripod is the way forward or if at sports events use a monopod - next time your watching a football or tennis match see how many more photographers use support with lenses that open much wider that the one you're using.

Hmm half tempted, I don't really use telephoto lenses but nice to have something in your bag just in case for that shot.

scarper

imo the best budget zoon lens is the Canon 55-250mm IS (about £130 on … imo the best budget zoon lens is the Canon 55-250mm IS (about £130 on well known auction site)



I got this yesterday and SO happy with it!!;)

bigdai77

You've got some good depth of field there considering the lens your … You've got some good depth of field there considering the lens your using. I'd like to see all the shots with camera shake though! Tripod is the way forward or if at sports events use a monopod - next time your watching a football or tennis match see how many more photographers use support with lenses that open much wider that the one you're using.

Agreed bigdai77. You have some very nice shots there lareneg.... well, apart from the last one! oO

HertzVanRental

Good post as ever Blasphemous - Happy Christmas dude!

Hey mate. Nice to hear from ya. My best wishes to you too for the Christmas and New Year.

i have this until i move up to the 70-200mm f4 is lens

I also have the canon 15-85mm for general use and the sigma 50mm f1.4 for indoors shots...both well recommended

poppyolivia

I got this yesterday and SO happy with it!!;)

Voted hot,this lens is better for those cameras that have in body stabilisation such as sony etc.

This deal is available to Nikon AF users too!

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Have the sony fit version of this. Great lens for the money. Use it handheld at 300mm but the Sony has in body image stabilisation. If the canon fit version does not have in lens IS then I would gave thought a tripod, monopod or even something like a gorilla pod would help with image sharpness

Getting the sony 50mm f1.8 from Santa. Looking forward to getting some nice portraits with that

Edited by: "stewby" 19th Dec 2010

same price as currys saw this in store at worthing branch

Sounds good.. Will this help getting shots for indoor sport e.g. basketball in relatively poorly lit gyms. Never been able to get any kind of decent shot with my std canon 450d lens.... unless everyone is standing completely still! Thanks.

Sounds good.. Will this help getting shots for indoor sport e.g. … Sounds good.. Will this help getting shots for indoor sport e.g. basketball in relatively poorly lit gyms. Never been able to get any kind of decent shot with my std canon 450d lens.... unless everyone is standing completely still! Thanks.


I also have the 450d with kit lens and then upgraded to a similar lens (28-300mm Tamron). This, like the one detailed, will give that extra reach but will be no better in low light action shots. A lens that i have found to be invaluable and inexpensive is the Canon 50mm f1.8. This can be had for £80 and performs exceptional well in said conditions.

jonah7

Sounds good.. Will this help getting shots for indoor sport e.g. … Sounds good.. Will this help getting shots for indoor sport e.g. basketball in relatively poorly lit gyms. Never been able to get any kind of decent shot with my std canon 450d lens.... unless everyone is standing completely still! Thanks.



You'll have trouble shooting indoor sports unless it's particularly well lit. You'd need to ramp up the ISO to something in the regions of 1600-3200 to get a fast enough shutter speed.

Original Poster

Believe the one in Currys is 70-200 mm and not 300.. Because, I saw it Currys too. made up my mind to buy it.. asked the sales person.. Thank God, there was no Stock

Original Poster

craig.walton2

I also have the 450d with kit lens and then upgraded to a similar lens … I also have the 450d with kit lens and then upgraded to a similar lens (28-300mm Tamron). This, like the one detailed, will give that extra reach but will be no better in low light action shots. A lens that i have found to be invaluable and inexpensive is the Canon 50mm f1.8. This can be had for £80 and performs exceptional well in said conditions.



Thats great Craig.. Are there any offers for this 50mm f1.8 Lens?

£85 at jessops online for the canon 50mm

Sony fit of lens in op is also at £99

V.J

Thats great Craig.. Are there any offers for this 50mm f1.8 Lens?


Edited by: "stewby" 20th Dec 2010

Thats great Craig.. Are there any offers for this 50mm f1.8 Lens?


Amazon are the current cheapest but i picked a new one up on AVForums for £50. I think you may struggle to pick one up for this price but used go for around the £60 mark.

i can thoroughly recommend the sigma 50mm f1.4 - pin sharp...but a few quid more than the canon
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