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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."
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Thanks for your observations, icphto. I accept that the Nikon delivers marginally better IQ but it's much more expensive and much heavier. The issue here is weight - after a 5 hour walk in summer heat in Switzerland last year the old Sigma felt like it weighed a ton! This was my walkaround lens; for quality stuff I use a Sigma 10-20 or my Nikon 16-85 (which is superb) and a tripod, which I d...
I read (snipped) that a close up lens is a cheaper alternative to a dedicated macro lens, I do not want to spend hundreds of pounds at the moment unless I know that I am going to make use of it. A Close at the lens can often achieve a very good though not perfect results. Photography is often to do with the compromises of how much money you have and how much weight you want to carry in your ...
If you are worried about variability, you can register the settings under the Custom Exposure Mode and switch to another mode if you need to. For example, set it up for moving dogs registered under 'C', then switch to Aperture Priority for sitting dogs and all you need is a quick twist on the Mode dial to go between the two. I have to admit I have never used Custom Exposure Mode and didn't ...
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After a good bit of reading on the Tamron post above (Thanks ste_p0270) I decided to go down this route, the picture quality looked top class. I managed to pick one up 2nd hand for 300 euro so think it's a good deal. Now I hope I'm able to make good use of it.. Thanks again everyone for the helpful posts :) no problem. keep us informed how you get on with it :) Ste
You have a guite good "macro lens" with the one you bought :) It focusses close enough to cover a subject 3.5 inches wide at 55mm. This is a good close focus performance for a lens also suitable for landscapes. There are many other lenses you can buy. If by macro you mean getting close enough for a 1 inch wide subject on DX you ideally need a specialist macro lens.
I've had no problems with mine at all, with filters or polarisers. But I'm not a fan of UV filters at all, I stick to using the lens hood.
As per Pete's comment... the 18-105 is a DX lens so will fit your D5000 fine. it gives almost double the "zoom" of the kit lens, but will probably be a little softer towards the longer focal length. have a look here for reasonably priced s/h lenses. Ste
The work he produced with the lens was impressive I'd used the lens to do an A to Z project so I was aware it was extremely good for a zoom of that range, but David pushed it to a new level. He really did show the lens' true potential.
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Personally I prefer to stick with Nikon, but if you wish to read more about alternative lenses you can do so here
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Not a lot of information to go on, Mick. There's broken, and there's fubar. What exactly is wrong with it? Malc
Go for the Tamron, I had it when I still had my 20D and it was great, useful for so many purposes. Check out Mike's link, and you'll find a thread with a myriad of different kinds of photos taken with it, that should convince you.
Thank you for all the comments. After looking through everything, I've compiled what I feel would be a decent starter package for what would be needed. Of course, she has the option to go with whatever she prefers, including cost issues, but I think this is a decent list that covers all situations. I reminded her that most of the time, she's probably not going to shoot wide open (I know I don't...
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There are more of us about than your imagination could ever create.;)
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I'd go for the D7100, with it's super built in flash. Color is also magnificient but no color comparisons to 6D yet. It's the best Nikon for color so far. (Vivid, saturation +3 for landscape and things). I am looking for my first digital venture from velvia and the 7100 is top of the list, (with Samyang 14mm. Voigt 40m and Voigt 75mm giving 21, 60 and 112 and maybe a 1.7 converter. I have a m...
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No my 18-55 came with my D40. In an ideal world I would like to upgrade my body to a D7000. Tend to use the Tamron for wildlife and have got some decent results.
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