I thought I would post this on here before heading over to Craigslist.
ATTENTION Nikon shooters!
For Sale: Tamron 70-300mm 1:2 F/4-5.6 LD Macro FS=62 AFD For Nikon
Tamron now offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2 that can also be used with digital cameras: the AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 (Model A17) . The new lens is a Di type lens using an optical system with improved multi-coating designed to function with digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras. With this 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens, flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm obtains a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at a minimum focus distance as short as 95cm (37.4″), enabling close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other objects that normally require the use of a specially designed macro lens. Moreover, this is a zoom lens that casually offers the distant capture and foreshortening effect pleasures of the 300mm ultra-telephoto world.
***So I bought this lens when I bought my camera last summer. I used it and shot 3 photos then I realized I had bought the wrong lens for me & my camera. It’s a GREAT lens. But it doesn’t auto focus with my camera. If you have a Nikon camera that auto focuses in the camera then you’re all set. But my camera focuses in the lens. Boo. And I’m just not good enough yet to be manually focusing everything.
So it’s been in the box for the last few months while I tried to decide what to do with it. I’m selling it so I can buy the zoom lens that will auto focus with my camera. Here’s the link to the details where I bought it. It retails for $165 and up, which is a GREAT price for a zoom lens. I’m asking $155. Please email me with any questions. heyshanny at gmail dot com.