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Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro

 
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Apr 22, 2010 12:22 |  #1

I may be getting this lens as part of a trade, if it goes through, and it would be great if anyone who owns it would post some images they have made with it..... please :)


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Apr 28, 2010 02:55 |  #2

I just got one yesterday (sold my EF 50 1.4, which I found soft above f2.0, to fund it), so I´ll be posting some pics as soon as have some worth posting...


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Apr 29, 2010 06:53 |  #3

A quick snap, taken while going home from work yesterday. Composition might not be the most intriguing, but that wasn´t really the goal either. Shot handheld with a Rebel T1i, natural light (overcast), f2.8. Full picture Smart sharpened 100 %, 0.3 radius, 100 % crop sharpened 100 %, 0.8 radius.

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Softness of the petals surrounding the white center is due to the short DOF.

EOS 500D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM, Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro

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Apr 29, 2010 17:13 as a reply to scepticswe's post |  #4

Nice pic. Mine comes in tomorrow and I can't wait. I've seen some really good pics on the flickr page.


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Apr 30, 2010 15:59 |  #5

Would love to see a loosely framed or waist up portrait with this lens. I know it is a macro lens, but the focal length is PERFECT for a portrait lens on a crop camera.


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May 10, 2010 03:21 |  #6

Nothing fancy, just a quick sharpness test. Shot handheld with pop-up flash. Focus achieved via LiveView (the AF seems a bit inconsistent on my copy, perhaps in need of adjustment).

The full image, smart sharpen 100 %, 0.3 radius:

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100 % crops at f2.0, 2.8 and 4.0, unsharpened:

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f2.0 is fairly sharp, although contrast is a bit lacking. All-in-all I´m very happy with my lens, highly recommended as a combination of macro/short tele.

EOS 500D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM, Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro

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May 10, 2010 07:29 |  #7

Thought I'd post some shots.... Really like this lens. Usually my everyday walk around lens now as it is so versatile.


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1/500 F2 @ ISO 3200
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1/400 F2.8 @ ISO 100
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1/125 F2.8 @ ISO 200
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May 11, 2010 13:28 |  #8

Japanese cherry trees are just starting to bloom here in Stockholm, which of course must not be missed (f/6.3, popup flash):

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100 % crop:

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EOS 500D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM, Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro

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scepticswe
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May 16, 2010 04:19 |  #9

From beautiful flowers to a not so cute toad:

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May 25, 2010 22:34 |  #10

any more sample pics from this lens? im debating between this and the canon 60mm but leaning towards this just because of f2. not many people seem to have it though


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Jun 23, 2010 23:03 |  #11

First few macro pictures taken with Tamron 60mm.

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Jul 10, 2010 11:53 |  #12

Both taken at F2.0

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Jul 25, 2010 03:31 |  #13

One of this lens´s strong suites is the bokeh:

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Jul 29, 2010 10:47 as a reply to scepticswe's post |  #14

Here one of mine from my wife's garden.

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Jul 29, 2010 15:09 |  #15

^This image makes me smile. Something very warm and fuzzy about it.


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