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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

First see if there is a firmware update for the Tamron. You may have to send it back to them.

 

Or just send the lens back, though there is no guarantee the next one won't do the same thing.

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus


kvbarkley wrote:

First see if there is a firmware update for the Tamron. You may have to send it back to them.

 

Or just send the lens back, though there is no guarantee the next one won't do the same thing.


We've all gotten spoiled by Canon's implementations of the 70-200 zoom, especially the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. There's a reason why that lens costs as much as it does.

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

One quick thing you can do before sending it in is to turn off VC and shoot the same thing again to see if the images improve.  I had similar experiences with my Tamron 150-600mm - everything was a blurry mess until I turned off VC.  It ended up getting sent in and fixed by Tamron (broken VC mechanism) and it is now working just fine.

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

arceneaux811,

That is the same Tamron that I have.  I have two of them one for Canon and one for Nikon.  Both are great.  The Nikon version being better than the Nikkor which is three times more expensive.

" f2.8/, 1/4000, ISO 100, 200mm."  Try turning VC off. At 1/4000 you don't need it and it might be hurting.  You also don't need it with the light you had.

Before returning it you need to find out if it is the lens or something else.  You will need a good tripod. Stop it down to f4.  The Tamron is at its best at f4.  Take some shots at a more reasonable SS of 1/500.  ISO at 200.  See if they improve.

 

Now another question.  Did you do a lens correction in PS?  You can open a jpg with ACR 9 and perform this. I did it to you photo and the result is here:

original.jpg

You can see with just a simple lens correction profile it is very much better?  Do the test I suggested first.  You may be surprised. I do lens correction on all my shots upon import into LR.   She is a doll, BTW !  Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

Thank you for your suggestions. Ill test them out and let you know. I usually do a lens correction profile in LR before Post however I did not on any of the photos I shot with the Tamron 70-200 as the image out of camera looked so terrible (and they never made it to post).

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

Great, remember turn VC off.

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus


ebiggs1 wrote:

You can see with just a simple lens correction profile it is very much better?  Do the test I suggested first.  You may be surprised. I do lens correction on all my shots upon import into LR.   She is a doll, BTW !  Smiley Happy


Really? "Very much better"? Maybe a bit more contrast in the girl's face, but I don't see any improvement in overall sharpness. Oh well, it's time for a visit to my optometrist anyway, I guess.

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

Robert it doesn't take too much to make what he was getting, "very much better".  Simple click on lens correction.  Don't you think it is worth it?  He may have a true problem with that lens.  Testing is the only way to tell.  Not simple snap shots with lens correction. It may not be the lens at all and trying to fix what isn't broken is useless.

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

Looks like it needs a considerable amount ofAFMA.  There is nothing in focus because there is nothing in the shots that is like 2 feet behind or in front of your subjects where the lens is focusing. I'd guess a shot of an inclined ruler next to a target would show back or front focus.  I'd send it back for another copy while you can.  No need to live with a lens that needs + or -20 or something.   Maybe grab that super nice brand new Tammy 70-200 if this is not it. 

 

 If it is the image stabilization ruining the shot, then the advice to send it back is still good but for a different reason. 

 

I can't see anything else. Your shutter is nice and fast and ISO is nice and low. 

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Re: Photos Completely Out of Focus

Thanks guys for all the suggestions and help! I decided to send the lens back to Tamron as it has a 6year limited warranty to have them check it out. Once I get it back from them ill update as to what they thought the issue was and if they were able to fix it so that if anyone else runs into the same problems this thread may help them out. Thanks again!

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