Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 with in-lens motor for Nikon
Okay - so I have the first generation of this lens - no motor. Am I going to be missing out on something if I don't upgrade? I can't seem to find what the motor does, or doesn't do.
Any info out there? Should I buy another one?
#1. "RE: Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 with in-lens motor for Nikon" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 25-May-08 02:24 PM
From initial reports, the only obvious benefit from the newer version of this lens (with the in-lens AF motor) is that it will autofocus with the D40, D40X and D60. If you don't have (or plan to buy) one of those cameras, there seems to be no real reason to upgrade.
Unlike (most of) Sigma's HSM lenses and AF-S Nikkors, the Tamron in-lens motor is not that much faster to AF, and doesn't offer full-time manual AF override.