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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."
I have a SONY A55, and a SONY 2.8-100 Macro lens.....I acquired a Ring Flash off eBay......I soon resold it, because it only gave very fiat results............Ring flashes are good for jewelry and small items, but not tiny insects, bugs, spiders and plants. If you intend to shoot insects etc with your macro, then go down the DIY flash diffuser route, there are many examples of his to make th...
Forum: Sony / Minolta Cameras
I'we just sent LCE an email to see if they have one for my Sony - I've wanted a new macro since my Sigma packed up over a year ago and I've been making do with a cheapy Sony one for the time being.
I have the 90mm in my bag and use it so much it's about to be sent off for a service! I use it for product photography, portraits and landscapes. It's a great lens with amazing colour saturation and contrast - one of the best I've used. I'm just saving up now for the latest model as it focuses quicker.
Forum: Tamron Lenses
The dioptre lenses Niknut refers to are a great way to get started. The images are usually acceptable in the centre and falls off to the edge of the frame - more expensive version improve that edge performance (I have the Canon 500D which is a dual element to correct for that). With macro that size, the DOF is quite shallow so the decrease in image quality at the edge is not as noticeable as yo...
I did look at the Sigma 18-250 but I was not sure if I would gain much from my Tamron 18-200. I do know what you mean by it being big and heavy but to me a walkabout lens is a lens which I can go out for the day with and use in any given situation. I did consider just buying the 85mm 1.8 to go along with my 35mm 1.8 so many something like that may be better. Thanks for the advice.
Nikon has just upgraded the 18-55mm kit lens and the new one is a very impressive performer if the MTF data is anything to go by. I have the Mk2 non VR which is pretty good but it does fall short of my "professional" zooms and primes.
Forum: Nikon Cameras
Have a look through the EPZ reviews, for each camera, to get a direct comparison between them, for size, cost, ease of use, image quality etc.........just needs a bit of simple research !! Other people can be biased, & only you knows what you're looking for !!.....depends on your budget, & type of pictures you intend to take.......the site reviews are very reliable in my opinion !!Smile...
Forum: Digital cameras
Its a great lens but a bit dated with most 24-70,s having image stabilisation ie Tamron and sigma on them I hope Nikon revamp the newer 24-70 with VR Only one 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens has image stabilisation: the Tamron. Even the Canon lens, updated in 2012 by the company that originally popularised image stabilisation, is not stabilised. Although stabilisation is very useful for handheld shots ...
Sorry, but just to clarify, are you saying that with the lens set to 75mm on your D700, it looks like it did when set to 50mm on your D7000? If so, that's exactly how it's supposed to look. Try to post screen shots of both ends of the zoom when attached to each camera so that we can see what you mean, in case I have it wrong.
Forum: Tamron Lenses
Thanks Brian, I'll keep a lookout.
Forum: General Photography discussion
I've processed results from the D3100 for a friend of mine, & the image quality is impressive !!!.:D:D It's a great piece of kit !
Forum: Digital cameras
Lighting makes more of a difference. The 4 questions have already been answered. In these days of good ISO capability, your studio flash doesn't need to be powerful . Our pack and head lights are capable of delivering 1600J but are usually set to give between 50J and 150J (or Watt-seconds) and this is a professional portrait studio. What makes the difference is your choice of light-sh...
Forum: Beginner Photographers
Designing a DX lens of the same focal length is far less stringent so I'd expect the DX lens to perform better. But as Len said, with the FX lens on DX body you are only using the central part of the image circle so you are omitting the outer parts which is where most distortion occurs. I have not yet seen anything to suggest that a made-for-APS-C lens is intrinsically better than a made...
Forum: Nikon Cameras
Yeah, I shoot wildlife with a D4 not weddings! Or are they the same??!?!:P
My wife has Tamron 1.4tc and I have a Kenko 1.4tc and both of them work on my 70-300 4-5.6. The tc takes the aperture at f5.6 to f8 which means the AF is sluggish and can hunt, except in very good light. But I was photographing rugby from the stands so I found that at the distances I was taking pictures from, the depth of field was large enough that manual focusing worked pretty well anyway.
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