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What is a likely cause of this glow in my photos?

You appear to be using your lens (100-400/5-6.3) with the aperture wide open. I would expect the glow in your photos to be significantly reduced or absent stopped down to about F8. Many lenses "glow"...
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Why won't a Tamron AF LD 200-400mm f5.6 model 75DN autofocus on Nikon D3300?

The D7100 body that this lens works with has a focus motor built into the body that connects to a mechanical coupling on Nikkor AF lenses and third party equivalents to move the focus elements in the ...
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What is a likely cause of this glow in my photos?

The fact you're seeing this with two very different bodies suggests to me it's in the lens. Long zooms tend to have a bunch of elements (anywhere from a dozen to twenty, in my experience). No lens ...
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What are these disks in my photo taken with the Tamron 10-24 lens?

They're internal reflections of a bright light source inside the lens; from their position and the lighting on the trees, I'm going to guess there was some street lighting somewhere just out of the ...
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How to know whether a Tamron lens is compatible with Canon EOS 60D?

A Tamron lens is my preferred option as I used to have one for my old Minolta when I used 35mm film. That's all well and good; I'm sure Tamron appreciates your brand loyalty. That being said, there ...
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Why don't Canon and Nikon lock out third-party lens makers?

Is there a reason why Canon and Nikon allow third party makers to make lens that provide similar specs to first-party lens such are AF, IS and aperture control when they sell for less? Controlling a ...
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Tamron or Sigma 70-300mm for Nikon ?

Neither of those lenses are really what most macro specialists would consider a macro lens. For a lens to be considered a true macro lens it should be able to project a life sized image of the subject ...
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What are the advantages of Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 over the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G?

The Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC was introduced in 2016. The Nikon 85mm f/1.8G was introduced in 2012. Most lenses settle into a lower street price a few months after their introduction than the price ...
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Why am I sometimes having "doubled image" and soft photos with my Tamron 100-400mm

I seem have found the culprit, my single coated 67mm Hama UV filter. I put it on as some point between these two pictures and didn't think it could be the cause because I have never had issues with ...
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How to know whether a Tamron lens is compatible with Canon EOS 60D?

TL/DR: You want to look for "for Canon" in the description; and stick with Di and Di II lenses and stay away from Di III. The easiest way to make sure a Sigma/Tamron/Tokina or other 3rd-party lens ...
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Why am I sometimes having "doubled image" and soft photos with my Tamron 100-400mm

As you have found out, filters can cause issues. Every time light hits a reflective/transparent surface some light is refracted through the surface and some light is reflected off of the surface. The ...
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How do I choose a teleconverter for my Tamron 70-200 f2.8 and Canon camera?

Unfortunately, I can't recommend using a teleconverter with the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 at all (Update in 2020: The most recent Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC G2 takes a TC better than the older Tamron ...
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Why don't Canon and Nikon lock out third-party lens makers?

Canon filed their patent on the EF mount in 1987, so it expired in 2007. Additionally, clean room reverse engineering to adapt to an interface is not protected by patent. Canikon could block sigma ...
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Does it actually matter considering DxOMark's Perceived MPix Score for lenses?

Does this make the lens better than an L Lens? It all depends on what way you mean when you use the word "better": Sharper at common apertures and focal lengths? At the center of the frame ...
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Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 a wide angle lens?

You are asking two questions: Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 a wide angle lens? Does a specific wide angle lens have a benefit over the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8? I have two answers: The Tamron 17-50mm f/2....
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Are third-party lenses compatible with Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) on a Canon 80D?

Yes, assuming: The third party lens is an autofocus lens. The third party lens is compatible with the Canon EF mount. The third party lens is compatible with the 80D with regards to any type of ...
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Where is the serial number on a Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (A022)?

Well, shoot. It's stamped right on the zoom ring, in line with the focal length index, very tiny.
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Canon or Tamron 70-200mm F2.8

The only really answerable question in the format we have here is, "How do I compare similar lenses to decide which is best for me? Let's look at the three lenses in question: The Canon EF 70-200mm ...
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Tamron lens causing errors at extreme focal lengths

This was going to be a comment. As the lens is extended, the "lever arm" gets longer. Maybe the rear lens flange is a bit loose and is creating a gap at the longer focal length leading to ...
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Tamron lens causing errors at extreme focal lengths

My guess is that some electrical connection inside the lens looses contact in some mechanical situations, maybe getting stretched when going beyond 200mm focal length. The over-exposure might come ...
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What are the differences between Canon and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lenses?

The biggest differences between the two lenses can be seen at 200mm and f/2.8, but that is where many of us use a 70-200 f/2.8 the most. If you ever plan on using a 2x extender with your 70-200 f/2.8, ...
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Tamron 18-200 mm vs Nikkor 18-200 mm lens

VR The Nikkon 18-200 has VR, the Tamron 18-200 does not. VR can give you an advantage worth two or three stops on the aperture. Nikon claim up to four stops There are some relatively cheap Nikon ...
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Will old Sigma and Tamron EOS lenses work on Canon 600D?

There is no way of knowing. You would have to try out the lens on a DSLR to be sure. Many of these older film era lenses from 3rd party manufacturers like Sigma and Tamron had compatibility issues ...
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Will old Sigma and Tamron EOS lenses work on Canon 600D?

There are three issues with compatibility here. Mechanical and electronic Field of View Optical Quality Mechanical and electronic The EOS DSLR mounts should be mechanically compatible with those ...
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Macro lens: IF or Extending Barrel?

Keep in mind that the focus distance is measured from the sensor plane to the subject. The distance from the front of the lens to the subject is called the working distance. You might have two lenses ...
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Is it possible to switch the Sony bayonet mount on a Tamron lens to Nikon?

Highly unlikely. It's technically possible to convert a lens to work with another brand body, but it involves a lot more than "just" changing out the bayonet flange. The internal electronics of the ...
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What kind of results can i expect with a Canon EOS 500D with Tamron 90mm Macro?

From your comments: the colours aren't as bright Colours from cameras are almost entirely down to how the image is processed. The default settings for compact cameras and (particularly) mobile ...
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Image quality of Tamron 16–300mm vs Nikon 18–55mm and 55–300mm lenses

After reading various reviews, you've probably noticed that the general consensus is: Super-zoom lenses compromise on image quality for increased Zoom Range. They typically have reduced Max Aperture, ...
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Is Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD better than Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300 mm 1:4,5-5,6G ED VR?

A lens, or camera, or any other tool, is only as good as the hands it is in. If you can't tell the difference between the photos you took with either lens then there is no difference between the ...
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My Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 jumps to f/6.7 beyond 360mm

Fascinating! Your camera is reporting f-numbers not only in 1/2 and 1/3 stop increments, but is also using f/5.3 and f/6, which are both about halfway between two values on the 1/3 stop scale. It is ...
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