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19th of September 2007 (Wed), 14:14
There doesn't seem to be a sample archive for the Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD in the forum, so I thought I might start one. Here are a few of mine (click for the Flickr page to get to larger versions, more shooting parameters, etc.; I might add 100% crops later). The following were taken with a 400D.
A thistle somewhere in Dorset (200mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 200)
Flower macro (200mm, f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 100)
Calshot Spit coastguard tower (55mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 200)
19th of September 2007 (Wed), 14:26
I'll add some.
19th of September 2007 (Wed), 16:01
Just one i took of a guy at a local dog show. He was surrounded by a crowd, but i manage to nick a picture from about 50 feet.
19th of September 2007 (Wed), 16:21
Just one i took of a guy at a local dog show.Was the show called "Bone Idol", by any chance? ;)
19th of September 2007 (Wed), 16:23
Ettlz... rotten tomatoes for you! hahah!
Lens looks nice and sharp!
19th of September 2007 (Wed), 17:19
Some 100% crops for those interested. (DPP 184.108.40.206, sharpness 3. Of course, the 100kib upload limit doesn't help with JPEG quality.)
19th of September 2007 (Wed), 18:05
The wasp pic was taken within a week of getting my first dslr - about 2 months ago - and the Tamron was part of the package for my 400d. It was a hand-held shot in reasonable light.
The wee girl was an off-the-cuff pic - point and shoot with little regard to settings and white balance all wrong - and only happened because I had dropped my camera (no comments please) and trashed my nifty fifty, so just happened to have the Tamron fitted. It was taken indoors in low light from the window.
After buying the 400d I got a 100-400L and the nifty 50 and although I decided to keep the Tamron for macro stuff, I never really used it at all until I done in the 50mm 1.8.
I have now replaced the nifty fifty with the 50mm 1.4, but am really impressed with some of my Tamron shots - so much so, I intended starting a thread about it to gauge the general feeling about it here. As I've stated, I'm a complete novice so if the pics are complete crap, feel free to say so - but please tell me why!
Incidentaly, I tried a wee comparison test with my Tamron and the 100-400, both on 200mm and identical settings, both on a tripod and the 100-400 only just scraped it on IQ. In saying that, the pics were of crows in a field and didn't require fast AF. I'd like to hear your comment?
20th of September 2007 (Thu), 12:40
Its a super little telezoom for the money.It only costs around £100. I got mine in a " Jessups" deal.
11th of September 2008 (Thu), 06:19
asylumxl: that first photo is AWESOME! If I had seen that before buying my 70-200 2.8, I would have had serious doubts about spending so much money.
I suppose it just shows that great photos depend on so much more than which lens/body is used. The colors are just so vivid (I know that it's been post processed, but what great colors have resulted).
5th of December 2008 (Fri), 17:48
Here's one of mine:
Levina de Ruijter
20th of March 2010 (Sat), 22:23
I can't believe nobody has posted anything in here since 5th of December 2008. This lens deserves more attention. I bought it a year ago. It took some time to learn how to use it, but this is a great little lens. I would not recommend it for fast moving objects, particularly in low light situations, as AF is a bit too slow for that. I myself do photograph birds in flight with it, but conditions have to be favourable. Optically it's surprisingly good though, and as I learned how to be a better photographer (still learning), the lens also became better. I love this lens. Here are some of my recent shots (posted before in the birds section). I will post some more over the next few days.
#1 black-headed gull
#2 herring gull
Levina de Ruijter
21st of March 2010 (Sun), 19:21
Here are two more taken with the Tamron 55-200mm.
12th of July 2010 (Mon), 05:23
Took this lens out again yesterday, having not used it in over 6 months. Reminded me why I like this little telezoom.
27th of August 2010 (Fri), 20:12
its great lens
the black fox
20th of September 2010 (Mon), 14:21
hope they are as good as these pics ,just purchased one on e/bay for the grand total of £54-00 ,
18th of January 2011 (Tue), 11:18
I also got mine on ebay for about £55 or so, it's been a wonderful lens the time I have had it. Here's one I took today with it.
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