A bright morning gave me the chance to take the Tamron 500 to Keyhaven to get a better feel for how it would perform with my wildfowl and wildlife targets. As it turned out I had a cracking walk including seeing Red Breasted Mergansers displaying in the harbour (a first for me). It was a shame I was shooting toward the light but I have managed to pull some detail and colour out.
I am absolutely delighted with this lens, a 500mm lens I can hand-hold which cost me £129!
I'm seeing very little sign of the "Doughnut" bokeh others have talked about in the past
I'll put up a series of shots of various subjects from the walk which I thinks summarise why I'm so pleased
(the hit rate with manual everything is down but the quality is good when I do get it right)
Wildlife and nature
Red breasted meganser
Tamron SP500 mirror lens
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