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Tamron 18-270mm 365 road test

Quote:I have just gone the whole of this thread and seen all the photos. I'm new to photography i have a Pentax kr which i got just before xmas. It's amazing to see that all these phots were taken with one lens !!! I have just been trying to get a close up tonight of the keys on my keyboard with the kit lens but to no avail. Maybe it's me maybe it's the lens but when i see this lot i think maybe a lens like this would do me for a good long while rather than buying a Macro and then a wide angle and then a telephoto !!!

Great stuff David and thanks for posting all those pic's your talent and the lens have been wonderful for me to see as a newbie to this game. Grin

Bloggs - So far as I am aware Tamron do not make this lens for your Pentax - it replaced the 18-250 which did fit Pentax and most cameras. The 18-270 [with image stabilisation] is for only Nikon and Canon SLRs - Canon/Nikon do NOT have image stabilisation like your Pentax and many other SLRs. However, Pentax have a highly acclaimed 18-135 [cost to the discerning eye 309] which is worth considering and Sigma produce an excellent 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens - Pentax Fit - for 399.

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Bloggs 6 313 England
6 Jan 2012 7:45PM
Thanks for the info here Jean , very interesting for me i shall go and look up these lens and consider them when i decide to purchase thanks again for your help and advice Grin
Bloggs - Corrrection to my earlier comment about the Tamron 18-270 for only Nikon/Canon - it is also produced with a Sony fit. That will not do much for you but there are excellent alternative options as I pointed out.
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 2:40PM

Brewing storm


A colourful send-off




Scott's View


Neighbourhood watch


Hoober Observatory

Hopefully now I can start to get back to normal again. It's been a stressful month for sure.

Just found out that I've got a copy cat blogger out there who has decided to do the same thing (at least he's citing my efforts though), which is interesting. Found it while gong through my traffic sources.
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2012 5:44PM
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 10:56PM
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 9:43AM
That Sprotborough shot is awesome !The contrast between the turbulence of the weir and the dead-calm of the water behind it, along with the lighting really make it eye-catching. I am not usually impressed by 'milky water' shots but this is one where it really works for me.

On you r bog you say "This was done with a bit of sensor dodging, so no filters used. ". What is 'sensor dodging' - is that a fancy term for combining exposures?
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 10:50AM
Nope, it's a fancy term for waving mittened hands in front of the bright bits like a muppet while the shutter's open. Looks stupid, but works a treat! The weir had about 30 seconds, but the yellow area might only have got 2 seconds.

Thanks very much Mike, I'm glad you like it. I've got another example of the technique coming as well.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 11:23AM
Ah... a cheapo grad filter then Grin
Thank you for the explanation
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 12:26PM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
13 Jan 2012 12:29PM
I like the sensor dodging technique. Must try that. Something we used to do in the darkroom to adjust exposure, but I've not thought of doing in in front of the lens. Smile
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
13 Jan 2012 12:53PM
Your technique is working well David. One thing I still haven't tried...One of our other members, Tony Prower called it his magic cloth technique
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 1:09PM
Cheers. I saw that article not long after I started doing it (I was looking to see if others were doing the same thing). There seems to be a slight difference, in that Tony is using a linear approach, rather than a spot approach. Obviously though, his are more impressive, so I've got some work to do! I also need to find my remote again so that I can break the 30 second barrier. I think that's my major hurdle at the moment.
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 9:51PM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
16 Jan 2012 9:12AM
Two excellent shots, especially the Cutting Edge. I'd never have thought of using the long end of this lens for a close up!

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