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jclark146

Savannah, US
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jclark146 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Mar 2008
Sat 23-May-09 03:03 PM

Just purchased a D5000 and am wondering if the Tamron 18-270 VC lens will work on this. Anybody have any experience with it?
This is a great forum and very informative. Love it.

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Covey22

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#1. "RE: D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Sat 23-May-09 03:27 PM

The Tamron has a Built-In Lens Motor (BIM) so it will autofocus with the D5000. It should be fully compatible.

http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/18270_vc.asp

jclark146

Savannah, US
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#2. "RE: D5000" | In response to Reply # 1

jclark146 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Mar 2008
Sat 23-May-09 04:02 PM

It will autofocus fine with my D80 but not with D5000. Shots are blurry unless using manual focus.

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Covey22

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#3. "RE: D5000" | In response to Reply # 2

Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Sat 23-May-09 04:59 PM

Do you have examples of the blurry shots?

jclark146

Savannah, US
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#4. "RE: D5000" | In response to Reply # 3

jclark146 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Mar 2008
Sat 23-May-09 07:54 PM

I believe I have figured it out. The problem occurs when using live view and not when using the view finder. When using the view finder all works as supposed to. When using live view it is very slow but eventually gets there.
Thank you for replying.

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