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Photo Hunt With The Tamron 150-600mm G2 Lens

Find out how nature photographer Alexander Ahrenhold got on with the 150-600mm G2 lens.

|  Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 in Animals / Wildlife
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alexander fox

Focal length 460 mm |shutter speed 1/160 s | aperture 6.3 |ISO 800

Nature photographer Alexander Ahrenhold was one of the first to get his hands on the new Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens, and with it he decided to go on a hunt for illusive wildlife to really put the lens through its paces. 

Alexander has some innovative ways to attract wildlife to himself - rubbing a piece of styrofoam on his boot to attract foxes who think the sound is coming from mice being just one of them. 

"A successful animal photographer knows not only the behaviour of the animals well, but also the environment in which he wants to take photos", explains Alexander. 

alexander seal

Focal length 600 mm | shutter speed 1/500 s | aperture 7 |ISO 500

 

As well as foxes, Alexander also managed to capture deer on his photo hunt. He carefully places himself in crop fields, blowing on grass to imitate the sound of a crying fawn. 

blue footed booby

Focal length 240 mm | shutter speed 1/1000 s | aperture 5.3 |ISO 640

When light decreased in the later hours of the shoot, Alexander says using mode II on the VC image stabiliser of the lens and a tripod helped him to capture images of blue-footed boobies taking off. 

You can read more about Alexander's experience on the Tamron blog

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