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Aug 14, 2017 19:01 |  #136

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Nice shots gossamer,... congrats. You're gonna love it,... I'm guessing it'll be a keeper. Curiosity,... where was your focus point on the first shot? I'd do some quick testing for front & back focusing. You may have to scoop up the Tap-In console to dial in some AF micro adjustments. Very nice lens!

Thanks!

I'm definitely going to keep it.

I focused on the red star on the Heineken. I was looking into the Tap as well. Have you used it?


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Aug 14, 2017 19:37 |  #137

Tap is nice. its a bit of work doing all the testing and getting each focal length on the lens dialed in but worth it.
Its basically the same thing as the Sigma USB dock


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Aug 18, 2017 21:32 |  #138

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Thanks!

I'm definitely going to keep it.

I focused on the red star on the Heineken. I was looking into the Tap as well. Have you used it?

I thought so. Yeah, you might wanna invest in the tap. It's capable of making a world of difference at some focal lengths and distances,... if you feel your copy needs the help at those focal lengths and distance. But like 05Xrunner says, it's a bit of work, but worth it. Yeah, I've used the tap on my copy and I'm telling you man, there is a dizzying number of approaches and methods. I've been thru just about all of them, save the methods requiring the purchase of expensive targets and software. Started out with DotTune,... pretty good, but time consuming. Even though the video says 5 minutes. I've tried using slanted targets, flat targets and lined up a row of AA batteries as a DYI target. I will say all the methods I used were pretty good and they all had their pros and cons. In the end, I just used the Tap to default my copy and just started shooting over a period of days. Took lots of shots of grass and paid close attention to where I started loosing focus in front and in back of the focus point. When I thought I was getting front or back focus, I made the adjustment in camera and started real world shooting again. A day or so later, I used the Tap to move the adjustment from camera to lens. Did this for all focal lengths and distances over a period of weeks. Kinda let thing fall into place instead of trying to calibrate everything in one session. Seems to work better for me, it might be because the resulting calibration matches my shooting style a little better. Anyway,... I highly recommend the Tap.




  
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Aug 19, 2017 06:16 as a reply to  @ EricJrSax's post |  #139

I will get the Tap but now your post may change my mind LOL! But based on firmware updates, I will get it. Too bad it was not included, but at least it's only 59 bucks.

I did borrow my friends SpyderLensCal a while ago and boy what a pain that is. Is the Tap easier for calibration?


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Aug 19, 2017 08:19 |  #140

gossamer88 wrote in post #18431615 (external link)
I will get the Tap but now your post may change my mind LOL! But based on firmware updates, I will get it. Too bad it was not included, but at least it's only 59 bucks.

I did borrow my friends SpyderLensCal a while ago and boy what a pain that is. Is the Tap easier for calibration?

Hahahaha! I hear ya on that one! Speaking of included,... you just missed a Tamron sale where it was included. Tamron sponsored two of those sales,... one right after launch for like a week, and for like a week back in July.

I see you're shooting with Canon,... according to what I hear and read, you may have less need for calibration than us Nikon users. Most say Tamron did a better job of reverse engineering Canon's algorithms than they did Nikon's. Just don't let the possible need to calibrate your glass scare you off. For me, it just made better sense to gradually pull things in over a period of normal use. I shoot a lot of baseball on a Nikon D500, and I gotta say, the Tamron is sharper than my old Nikon 70-200 f2.8G VR II. When I compare early Tamron shots to Nikon shots, it wasn't that way,... now it is.


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Sep 06, 2017 08:47 |  #141

Paint dancing to the beat!


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Sep 06, 2017 08:48 |  #142

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Jan 18, 2018 23:46 |  #143

Loving this glass.


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Jan 19, 2018 06:48 as a reply to  @ oximuis's post |  #144

More of this please!!!


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Jan 19, 2018 15:18 |  #145

Love this lens!


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Jan 26, 2018 08:33 |  #146

how well is the bokeh on this lens? looks really nice.




  
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Jan 26, 2018 10:34 |  #147

I havnt posted anything in a while


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Jan 28, 2018 18:30 |  #148

With this lens


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Jan 28, 2018 18:31 |  #149

With this lens.


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Jan 28, 2018 18:36 |  #150

have to say..This lens is probably the only thing holding me back from dumping my Canon gear and going full Fuji. They just released a Fuji to EF AF adapter if it turns out well I may still dump my canon gear and keep this lens to use


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