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axtstern

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Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:30:08 PM »
I have tried so hard to fall in love with the Tamron 18-200 for the EOS M
When I bought it hit the market at the same time like the 55-200 from Canon.
The Canon was plastic all down to the bayonet, the Tamron a steely tank.
The Canon zoomed smooth the Tamron had to be worked like squeezing the last drip of water out of a wet towel when wrenching the zoom ring.
So I gave back the Tamron.

Later I sold it for halfprice and I bought it again. It weight was more than the 55-200 + the Kit lense but real estate is scarce in my bag so I thought it is a fair tradeoff. But... b*** of a lens did not work with my new M3.

So I returned it and than they said they had fixed that problem and I bought this lens for the third time.

Guess what... yesterday my EOS M5 arrived. Guess what happens... Camera says faulty lens and shuts down.
Well 8 years of cursing Sigma's sparkle coated old lenses with more compatibility flaws than bennefits should have teached me.

For the moment: hands away from Tamron for M

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Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:30:08 PM »

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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 07:05:55 PM »
I'd recommend the Canon EF-M 18-150mm.  I'm quite happy with mine.
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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 08:29:24 PM »
I'd recommend the Canon EF-M 18-150mm.  I'm quite happy with mine.

Same with mine however focus lock at longer focal lengths is a challenge, I'd love to use the MF magnify with this lens while it's at 150 but unfortunately it only works if you have the green box first.

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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 08:56:46 PM »
I have the Tamron 18-200 for my M6.  I've had the Tamron for about 3 years now, when I had the M2.  Of course it worked perfectly on the M and M2 however, I've had to send it in for firmware updates for the M3 (which worked most of the time), and again for the M6.  For the M6, I had horrible autofocus issues even after the firmware update however, before I was about to give up, I sent the lens back to Tamron along with my M6.  Now the AF is almost flawless and satisfyingly sharp!

After this lens, I'm sticking with Canon lenses until Tamron proves it can be as reliable as Canon in the AF department out-the-box.  All of the Tamron lenses I've ever owned have either had to be exchanged for a 2nd or 3rd copy, sent to Tamron for service, or needed a significant amount of AF micro-adjustment right out the box.  I will say, the 6 year warranty will cover you if you are patient enough and Tamron's customer service is top notch.
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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 08:45:28 PM »
To be honest I'm a Tamron Fan in Not for the M
Tampon always seems to have the Lens I warnt to upgrade to.
My old 17-35 L got. replaced  with their 2.8 stabilized wide angle and my Version  I 24-70 L as well with their new Lens. Hurts the pride to loose the red Ring.... but replacing my old L lenses with Canons successor  lenses Horts my Bank Account much more than my pride Can be hurt

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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 09:36:12 PM »
To be honest I'm a Tamron Fan in Not for the M
Tampon always seems to have the Lens I warnt to upgrade to.


"Tampon"! Hilarious!
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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 11:07:05 PM »
I actually thought about the Tamron 18-200 shortly after it came out, but the size and weight made me reconsider and I wanted to see if Canon had an equivalent lens in the pipeline. I didn't even think much about the compatibility issue (for some reason I thought it would be a bigger factor with DSLRs)...but reading this is reminding me why I have ultimately backed away from third-party lenses. Seems like you just never know what could happen.

I have since picked up the EF-M 18-150 and it is an okay lens optically...impressive range though and I would second the recommendation if you must have a one-lens solution for the M...nice and compact too, easy to travel with...

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 11:07:05 PM »

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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 11:19:02 PM »
To be honest I'm a Tamron Fan in Not for the M
Tampon always seems to have the Lens I warnt to upgrade to.
"Tampon"! Hilarious!

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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 01:29:22 PM »
Yes... The spell checker... I use an Oppo R11+. That is a Chinese Operating system with a forced on German keyboard layout doing German auto correct while typing English. Because of the Chinese input engine spell check "coorrects" words after I have typed two or more words ahead already.

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Re: Lady Tamron is a cruel mistress
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 01:29:22 PM »