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A shot from the widest end of the Tamron 18-270mm.
One which shows the largest possible image size at the close focus distance (I was slightly too close with this one, pushing the focus point behind the eye).
Original file from my 365 project.
Manufacturer's Description: "Tamron's SP AF 14mm f2.8 Aspherical (IF) is an ultra wide angle lens that creates a perspective far beyond the conventional ultra wide. With its larger 2.8 aperture, the main subject practically jumps out of the image. By using two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements, this lens delivers high quality images with minimal light fall off at the image corners. To optimize handling, the lens incorporates a push/pull AF/MF Switchover mechanism on the focus ring. * AF/MF change over mechanism for focusing ring Switching between AF and MF is easily accomplished by sliding the focus ring back and forth. Manually focusing is smooth and precise with the wide focusing ring."
Manufacturer's Description: "Tamron's fast fixed telephoto lens delivers a remarkable and exacting performance, as demanded by todays professionals. Two large LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front group provide high contrast and crystal-clear image quality at f2.8. and the floating focusing system improves optical performance especially at close shooting distances. 9 specially shaped aperture blades form a near perfect circle to create excellent background blur for portraits. The true value of this lens is apparent when photographing sports, low-light theatre performances and wildlife. Available in Canon, Nikon and Minolta AF fittings. The lens also features a new AF/MF switchover mechanism* * AF/MF change over mechanism for focusing ring Switching between AF and MF is easily accomplished by sliding the focus ring back and forth. Manually focusing is smooth and precise with the wide focusing ring."
Manufacturer's Description: "A standard zoom lens from a wide 28mm to a medium telephoto range of 80mm. The use of aspherical elements in the front group reduces the number of elements required and the use of strong engineering plastic in the barrel makes the body a light 237g."
Manufacturer's Description: "Tamron's conveniently small and lightweight AF28-105 is the perfect standard zoom providing medium telephoto, ideal for close ups and zooming out to true wideangle for group shots, tight indoor spaces and landscapes. Internal Focusing (IF) once only available on professional lenses, permits easy handling and practical use of filters."
Sharpness- one can prefer many things, and add many effects (film types blurs etc) in modern digital processing. But the designer designs for figures, and if you have the sharpness (since not all lenses are used for portraits all the time) you can back it off quite easily and very selectively. Not so easy to recover what is not there.
Oh yeah the 7D will beat pretty much everything that isn't 1D for AF now - chances are (as its the pattern with Canon at present) its video features will be the best yet - although it's almost a given now that whatever the newest DSLR is (barring rebels) it will generally have advances in video features.
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Hi Raf, I got the YN-622C pair about a month ago and have seen some super results with it off camera though the light fall off if bounced around to much/far seems to defeat the ettl or the available power. What are the subjects? kids in a small group or 40 adults and kids mixed all over the place? If its a deep subject feild using flash is hard as the fron ones over expose and the rear on...
Note also that the closer distances increase the effect of body sway, so what you will typically see is not that VR has no use, but that its effect is more muted because the shake the setup is experiencing is that much greater. . This highlights the issue of either being restricted to a tripod, or some freedom when a tripod is not practicable. The effect of increased magnification on camer...
I'd probaby have to get a lens hood for it then (think it already had one) and a UV filter?
OK that's helpful. Thank you. Terry
The new Tamron is worth every penny. I sold my old Nikon VRII to make room for the Tamron in my camera bag.
Thanks Mike, I hadn't thought of it like that although it is pretty obvious the way you have explained it.
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I had an F801 ( which I still have ) which came with the nikkor 35-70 f3.3-4.5 and I believe this was also the kit lens sold with most F601's. If you want to maintain compatability with the screw drive AF, you will have to avoid entry level Nikon DSLR's in the 3000 and 5000 series as it will not autofocus. Would be fine with a D7000 and above. Note that if you get a APS-C sized sensor DSLR like...
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Hi everyone, My questions are: 1. What zoom lens would members recommend for landscape photography? 2. What Macro lens would members recommend for portrait and close ups of animals, insects and plants. (snipped) I am still learning 'my photography' My questions are: 1. What zoom lens would members recommend for landscape photograp...
There's the Nikon version at £479 - an absolute bargain - in the classifieds section.....
Forum: Tamron Lenses
If you can get a hold of the Tamron 150-600mm, do it. Otherwise, the Sigma 150-500mm is a bargain, really.
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I have TWO Tamron lenses, both 'gifts' many years apart -- they have the 'Adaptall mount' M42 screw and one had also the Contax / Yashica mount -- I use them with many cameras -- they are 'heavy' compared with the 'modern' plastic - barrelled ones but SHARP at full aperture -- that is the important bit ! LEFT is a fixed focal length 300mm f5.5 RIGHT my latest one an 'SP' 3.5-4 70-210...
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the photomatix trial is fully functional - get that downloaded and have a play - see if you like it. Oloneo is another good one Thanks Ade, I'll let you know how I get on.
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Rebecca Bradley interviews Scotland based nature photographer Peter Cairns about his current project Tooth and Claw and his progression from a straight nature photographer faced with increasingly excruciating competition into more of a photographic story-
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the 18.8x super zoom lens from Tamron, the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens for APS-C cameras.
Read our quick review and view sample photos from the new Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens taken with a Canon EOS 7D.
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