Having problems with your Cannon EOS 50D Digital Camera ?

Problem with Tamron 18-270mm VC Lens

\015 Have received my new Tamron 18-270mm lens an am less than happy with the quality of my pics. What am I doing wrong? Is it a problem if I leave the VC on at all times. Am finding that my pics that are taken at a relatively close range are not sharp/focused. Should this lens also be quite slow to focus and make a lot of noise, especially when VC is turned on. I am only an amatuer photographer and have received this lens as a gift from my husband. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly. :) P.S I use a Nikon D80.\015

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Hi there,
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\015\012Do note that all lenses have a minimum focusing distance. The way you describe it is it seems that you are taking close-up shots (also called macro) of small items like flowers or insects.
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\015\012For some long lenses, the minimum focus distance is as far as 1m or more. Check your lens documentation to find out what this is for your lens.
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\015\012My recommendation for you if you still want to use your current lens for macro photography is to get "extension tubes". There are a number of brands but any brand will do (e.g. Triplus). Just make sure to mention that you will use it on a Nikon mount to make sure that you get one that will fit. Better yet, bring your setup to the cam vendor when you buy the tubes. These tubes are just extension rings without any glass and will allow you to take close up pics. Good luck
I would like to buy a Sony a55v body. Would I be able to use a Tamron AF 18-270 Model B003 lens on it? Are there any tricks that a novice should watch for? I think it's more convenient to have one Zoom range than changing lenses on the go. Can you offer me and opinion please ?
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