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Apr 22, 2014 20:12 |  #3166

Heya,

I try to keep the lens in context, it's not a super fast lens for action. It's just not. The aperture and speed of focus should be the biggest indicators that this lens was not really meant to perform when it comes to things like birds in flight and capturing any sort of fast moving action the way an F4 or F2.8 telephoto with USM does. The Tamron really is basically just a telescope, meant for relatively static stuff, some minor action, but not the extreme things. Sure you can do some of the more extreme stuff, with good skill and a little luck, but ultimately again this lens wasn't built for that. There's a reason it has really nice, sharp optics, and 600mm, for only $1k, instead of being a $6k+ lens.

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Apr 22, 2014 20:15 |  #3167

Lenty007 wrote in post #16842935 (external link)
Hey MALVAUX, the pictures are just GREAT and I love them dearly, but they seem to appear also on the 200/F2 thread in the "cameras-section" aswell so what's the deal!? I can't tell from the exif so please clarify (Tarmron or Canon)!
Greetings,

If you notice, my EXIF is intact. I put them in the 200F2 thread in the context of discussing isolation/bokeh, and that you can get dreamy bokeh even at F8, if you have long enough focal length. I posted those two images in that thread, and asked people to guess the aperture. Experienced people will note right away that it is a long focal length, others can be fooled that it is a fast aperture when it's not. It's all about understanding depth of field and it's relationship to ratios. This is more of an exercise of doing that, even with the Tamron.

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Apr 22, 2014 20:29 |  #3168

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how well this lens performed on a BIF with my 7D, after all I've heard I was expecting a total fail, but if you look at my Whistling Kite shots a couple of pages back I think it did ok with the 7D on a BIF. That was in AI servo with single center point focusing.

JV - I think there would be plenty of takers if you did sell the lens ;)


Cute bunny MalVeaux and lovely owl shots peteg1.

Welcome to the club Pat, great shots there to start with :)


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Apr 22, 2014 22:45 |  #3169

MalVeauX wrote in post #16854111 (external link)
Heya,

I try to keep the lens in context, it's not a super fast lens for action. It's just not. The aperture and speed of focus should be the biggest indicators that this lens was not really meant to perform when it comes to things like birds in flight and capturing any sort of fast moving action the way an F4 or F2.8 telephoto with USM does. The Tamron really is basically just a telescope, meant for relatively static stuff, some minor action, but not the extreme things. Sure you can do some of the more extreme stuff, with good skill and a little luck, but ultimately again this lens wasn't built for that. There's a reason it has really nice, sharp optics, and 600mm, for only $1k, instead of being a $6k+ lens.

Very best,

Yes that's all true, however I've had quite good success with this lens on one body and terrible on another body which has a newer and more sophisticated AF system. None of my static shots with the 70d turned out anything remotely close to the quality I've gotten on the 6d. That's the point of frustration for me.


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Apr 22, 2014 23:14 |  #3170

I have gotten really good shots with bif using my 7D but most of the times it is really frustrating but I like said I really like the lens and I am now saving for newer camera body like 5d3 or the 7d2 :) if ever he he.

Did anyone tried to do Microadjustment with this lens?


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Apr 23, 2014 00:05 |  #3171

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Apr 23, 2014 00:11 as a reply to  @ Peter2516's post |  #3172

Very nice Ospreys Peter, you can even see the remains of dinner on its chest :)


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Apr 23, 2014 02:32 |  #3173

JVthePT wrote in post #16854463 (external link)
Yes that's all true, however I've had quite good success with this lens on one body and terrible on another body which has a newer and more sophisticated AF system. None of my static shots with the 70d turned out anything remotely close to the quality I've gotten on the 6d. That's the point of frustration for me.

Do remember that the 6D has a cross type AF point in the centre, supposedly good down to -3 EV, whereas the 19 points on the 70D (all cross type) are only good to -0.5 EV.

The 70D should have the much better AF system in good light. But if you're light limited (and a 600mm lens at f/6.3 is going to need plenty) then the 6D's centre point may be more successful.


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Apr 23, 2014 06:47 |  #3174

JVthePT wrote in post #16854463 (external link)
Yes that's all true, however I've had quite good success with this lens on one body and terrible on another body which has a newer and more sophisticated AF system. None of my static shots with the 70d turned out anything remotely close to the quality I've gotten on the 6d. That's the point of frustration for me.

I am in somewhat of the same boat,works fine with one body and not another that is better.

But if it works great with one body why not just pair it up with that one?

Now if we can ever get 2 nice days of weather here to get out and play with it.


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Apr 23, 2014 06:55 |  #3175

I would like to be able to take advantage of the 1.6 crop factor for extra reach as well as the higher frames per second of the 70d vs the 6d - primary reasons I acquired the 70d and Tamron.


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Apr 23, 2014 07:10 |  #3176


Very nice.
Your taxidermy skills are on the rise day by day. Looks very very real. .. :p


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Apr 23, 2014 07:32 |  #3177

JVthePT wrote in post #16854971 (external link)
I would like to be able to take advantage of the 1.6 crop factor for extra reach as well as the higher frames per second of the 70d vs the 6d - primary reasons I acquired the 70d and Tamron.

Yup frustration understood.


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Apr 23, 2014 07:40 as a reply to  @ Peter2516's post |  #3178

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Apr 23, 2014 07:44 as a reply to  @ rndman's post |  #3179

This is at 600mm and cropped. I'm very impressed with this lens and it's totally a game changer. Of course there are sharper 600mm lenses out there that are 10 times more expensive, however image quality is not 10 times better ! Good job Tamron !

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Apr 23, 2014 08:08 |  #3180

sploo wrote in post #16854719 (external link)
Do remember that the 6D has a cross type AF point in the centre, supposedly good down to -3 EV, whereas the 19 points on the 70D (all cross type) are only good to -0.5 EV.

The 70D should have the much better AF system in good light. But if you're light limited (and a 600mm lens at f/6.3 is going to need plenty) then the 6D's centre point may be more successful.

Very odd. I've had pretty good results on my T1i, which is a much older and lower-range body than the 70D. It doesn't always hit focus especially when the light is dim, but when it does, it's good.


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