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 Post subject: IS on Tamron lens
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:18 pm 

I just bought an E-510, love it so far. I adapted, through two rings, an old Tamron mirror lens, (500 mm) to the Oly and it works great except for one thing. I cannot get the IS to work with this lens. It works fine with the kit lenses. I though the camera body IS would work with any lens. Needless to say, it is hard to hold this (now 1000 mm) lens steady.

Any thoughts?

Thanks much,


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:34 pm 
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Hello Roy, and welcome to the Camera Labs forum!
Body-based IS not working on this lovely Tamron 500mm mirror-lens (which I also own a copy of)?! That's a pity :cry:
But it conforms what I would suspect: that camera-based IS needs some focal-length information to calculate how much to compensate.
Perhaps you would be better off with the Tamron 200-500mm although sharpness of my copy was not as good as other tests had promised :?

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
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Last edited by Thomas on Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:53 am 
Hi Roy, When the E510 first came out there were several comments (elsewhere) lamenting the fact that you could not enter the focal-length manually as with some other cameras (Pentax I believe).

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