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Jun 20, 2019 12:19:18   #
If I were restricted to just one lens on my A6000's, this is the lens I would choose. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing it and I haven't been disappointed one bit.
Jun 17, 2019 08:41:42   #
schneiss wrote:
Seeking guidance: using 10yr old Tamron 18-270 f3.5 on a D3200, but shots are not sharp enough for me.

I have the same lens (PZD Model) on a D3300 and the sharpness is excellent. It's been through a photo safari in Africa and it did a great job. I would examine your technique before blaming the lens. Just shooting some shots with the camera mounted on a tripod on a calm day is a simple way to check sharpness. If the lens is still fuzzy, you may need a trip back to Tamron.
Jun 16, 2019 09:21:22   #
Hennes8 wrote:
I used this lens on a month long trip in Europe last Fall with no apparent problems. Caveat, I shot primarily on auto mode.

What camera were you using the lens on?
Jun 14, 2019 08:27:35   #
If it were mine, I would send it in to be repaired and refurbished. There may be internal damage from the impact that is not apparent to the naked eye. With that visible damage the value of the lens has plummeted. Having it repaired and refurbished would restore it's value. The 24-70 is an excellent lens, and well worth repairing.
Jun 7, 2019 10:12:37   #
burkphoto wrote:

That’s not hyperbole — just physics. The inverse/square law applies to light, sound, and the entire electromagnetic spectrum: 1/D^2 where D = distance. Sound dissipates as the inverse of the square of the distance. At ten feet, you have 1% of the desired sound you have at one foot from the source. And you also have 100 times as much background noise in the signal, relative to the sound you want... once you turn up the volume (gain) to compensate.

Thank you for clearing that up. Everything makes sense now.
May 29, 2019 09:29:57   #
amfoto1 wrote:

I'd recommend using nothing more than a puff of air from a bulb blower. I never clean mine with anything more than that. If it works, great. If that doesn't dislodge the speck, leave it for now.

Bingo!! There's the best reply of the morning. Three thumbs up.
May 16, 2019 10:19:32   #
Received this notification from B&H Camera this morning.

"Keep your Sony a6000 updated to ensure peak performance in all modes. The just released firmware version 3.21 aims to improve stability of AF operation. For details on how to install and update your camera please visit Sony’s Support Page for Windows or Mac." (link for Windows installation is in original post above.)
May 16, 2019 09:00:58   #
May 9, 2019 10:15:29   #
Gilkar wrote:
I will buy the lens please send me your e-mail in a PM. I usually pay with Paypal.

Congratulations. You won't regret it. My daughter-in-law took that lens on her Nikon D5500 to Africa on a 2-week photo safari and returned with hundreds of beautiful photos. The quality and sharpness of the exposures was just remarkable for a relatively inexpensive zoom lens.
May 9, 2019 09:55:16   #
whatdat wrote:
Mine has a lock button that solves the creep problem.

The lock button only works at 18 mm. If you zoom out (lock button off) it is no help.
May 9, 2019 09:49:07   #
I have the same lens on my Nikon and love it. Super sharp and a super bargain at that price. The only comment I might have is mine has a bit of "lens creep" when held with lens pointing downward. Easily fixed in 3 seconds with a "lens band" from Amazon for around 5 bucks....or just use a heavy rubber band if necessary. Some owners have the lens creep, others do not have it. In any case, it's an excellent lens and well-worth the price.
May 6, 2019 08:34:05   #
Can you post some photos of the cameras and accessories and set a price on them?
Apr 27, 2019 08:29:09   #
Longshadow wrote:
Not regular contacts, they re-shape your cornea.

No thanks. I have no desire or need to have my corneas re-shaped.
Apr 25, 2019 08:37:57   #
I have an ZS-70 and have never had that problem. Also have a ZS-50 and have never had that problem.
Apr 24, 2019 09:57:42   #
bsprague wrote:
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It doesn't work for shooting interiors very well so I take it outside a lot. It seemed logical to protect the lens with a filter and I'm in the group that believes clear or UV filters don't screw things up. For months, I couldn't seem to get the sharpness the lens was rumored to produce. One day I took the filter off and my shots got clearer. It may be that lens with it's "extreme" optics does not like clear filters. But, I'm no longer a filter fan.
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It... (show quote)

What brand of filter were you using when you noticed the sharpness falling off?
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