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Advantages Of A Longer Reach Lens

David Pritchard shows us when a longer reach is advantageous with the 150-600mm lens.

| Animals / Wildlife

Advantages Of A Longer Reach Lens: David Pritchard Horses

Image by David Pritchard

There are some photographic situation where it's dangerous, or not advisable, to get up close to the subject for frame filling images. When this is the case, a longer reach lens is necessary to enable you to compose the shot effectively without there being too much empty space surrounding the subject. This is where Tamron's 150-600mm comes into its own. 

Recently, David Pritchard came across such a situation at a local nature reserve. On coming across some stressed horses, he saw the opportunity for some photos from a safe distance. "Normally, they stay well away from people, but on this particular trip, they were all grouped together on the path, and seemed stressed. One of the stallions was galloping up and down, and was asserting a boundary."

"Looking closer, one of the foals appeared to have collapsed from the heat. Using the Tamron’s incredible reach, I was able to follow the action from a safe distance. Happily, the little one regrouped after a little nudge from its mother, and all moved on after a few minutes. It was delightful to watch the foal come round, and how the others reacted to it." 

David was impressed by the lens' sharpness at 450mm, allowing him to zoom in on the recovering foal and get some lovely candid shots of it and the mother. "Quality of results and the modest focal lengths would still be enough to justify the price of this lens", he says. 

To find out more about David and to read his blog posts, take a look at his website, the days zoom past

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