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Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD Macro (Nikon AF) - £99.95 Delivered @ Jessops
Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD Macro (Nikon AF) - £99.95 Delivered @ Jessops

Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD Macro (Nikon AF) - £99.95 Delivered @ Jessops

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Jessops have the Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD Macro Lens reduced from £169.99 to £99.95.

They have the Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax fits available (although for some reason, the Pentax fit doesn't show up on the site search, I found it through Google shopping - http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories//products/Tamron/70-300mm%20F45.6%20DI%20LD%20Macro%20(Pentax%20AF)-66335/Show.html?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Lenses-_-all-_-all&ovc=)

Most places are selling this for around the £130 mark

Whilst it's not the best lens in the world, it does get pretty good reviews over on Amazon and for £99 it seems like a bargain to me

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Got the Tamron 18-270mm VC for a £100 in the Jessops 'Christmas' clearance bonanza. Cheapest is still about £360 :o)

Anyway -
If anyone does buy this - have a look for the Tamron lens correction plug in for Adobe RAW (maybe the latest RAW comes with it?). It will make the results look the same as a far more expensive lens. Auto corrects chromatic aberration, vignette, distortion etc.
Edited by: "paolo" 10th Feb 2011

I bought this lens from Jessops 2 years ago for an amazing £69.99 its a good lens and I would say easily worth the £100 they want now , does 1:2 Macro quite well also

I was this close -- to getting it today for nikon body. Might go back tomorrow for more test shots.

Got one for my sister a few weeks back and next day delivery is no lie. Amazing service. She's happy with it it seems.

I can't emphasise this enough for cheaper lenses - especially a superzoom like this - use Adobe Camera Raw. It will make the results SO much better. You don't have to shoot in RAW - you can open Jpegs/jpgs through Bridge.


Forget DxO - it may look like it does a lot but there's just not the same control over your image. ACR is far more intuitive to use too and will let you have far more control over your RAW image - none destructive - should you be using that format.



Edited by: "paolo" 12th Feb 2011

paolo

I can't emphasise this enough for cheaper lenses - especially a superzoom … I can't emphasise this enough for cheaper lenses - especially a superzoom like this - use Adobe Camera Raw. It will make the results SO much better. You don't have to shoot in RAW - you can open Jpegs/jpgs through Bridge.Forget DxO - it may look like it does a lot but there's just not the same control over your image. ACR is far more intuitive to use too and will let you have far more control over your RAW image - none destructive - should you be using that format.

Can you use it with Elements paolo?

Blasphemous

Can you use it with Elements paolo?



I think so. Here's an example of the results from the adobe blog - Example

ACR is good if you like to 'tweek' your photo's as opposed to radically changing the image (although you can do that too). It's got to the stage that you don't really need to open Photoshop to finish your photo's - just open from Bridge.
Edited by: "paolo" 13th Feb 2011

paolo

I think so. Here's an example of the results from the adobe blog - … I think so. Here's an example of the results from the adobe blog - ExampleACR is good if you like to 'tweek' your photo's as opposed to radically changing the image (although you can do that too). It's got to the stage that you don't really need to open Photoshop to finish your photo's - just open from Bridge.

Only seems to mention CS on that link mate.

The link was just general information on Adobe Camera Raw.

You'd have to do your own research for Elements. I'm sure a quick search will confirm if it works with Elements or not...

I'm guessing you actually use Elements? Just try opening a jpeg or RAW through Adobe BRIDGE and see what tabs you have.




Edited by: "paolo" 15th Feb 2011

Been reading up on this but can't find the answer I'm looking for...

So I have a D60 and it needs a AF-S to auto-focus. Does this provide it? Also, on a Nikon lens, it has VR, does the Tamron have something similar?

Cheers guys and if these options are there, I may just get it!!

ahleung

This Tamron doesn't have VC - Vibration Control - but it is only £99. It would come in VERY handy at 300mm...

AF-S - no idea.

There's a nikon 55-200mm with VR that sometimes goes for not much more than this. Can't remember where though. I'll try and find it...

It's gone now but can be had NEW on eBay for same price if you wanted to risk it.
hotukdeals.com/dea…541




Edited by: "paolo" 14th Feb 2011

Looks like the Nikon 70-300 (non VR) is £99 on Amazon too. Still not much good for the D60 though...

amazon.co.uk/Nik…8-4

Edited by: "paolo" 15th Feb 2011

With regards to Adobe Camera Raw, how well does that interact with Lightroom 2?
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