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Sep 02, 2014 14:38 |  #4561

ID rocks wrote in post #17130670 (external link)
Had this lens for a few months now. I mostly shoot birds. The first of a Coopers Hawk was processed using Adobe Camera Raw so the exif data shows the correct lens in flickr. The second shot of my daughters puppy Cummins was processed using Apple Aperture which shows a different lens. The photos of Cummins won a blue ribbon in the Idaho State Fair for Best Smile.

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Very nice shots.


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Sep 02, 2014 15:27 |  #4562

alann wrote in post #17129911 (external link)
Brothers daughter and her little ones on the lake. I think this lens does fine for "action" shots.
ƒ/7.1 483.0 mm 1/1250 250
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These are very similar to some of the jetski shots I currently take with my 70-200,, f2.8 II and a 1.4 TC. We don't necessarily get as much light over here in the IK, but it's great to see this lens can be used for this type of shot. :) Thank you

This is what I get with the above mentioned combo. They are nearly all heavily cropped as I can't quite reach the action without it Link to 70-200 + 1.4 thread (external link) Unfortunately since getting my lens I have either been at work or sitting at home with a tummy bug :(


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Sep 02, 2014 15:29 |  #4563

ID rocks wrote in post #17130670 (external link)
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I love this so much. I want the puppy too :)


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Sep 02, 2014 18:34 |  #4564

LV Moose wrote in post #17130718 (external link)
Great puppy shot, Dan :D

Thanks


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Sep 02, 2014 18:36 |  #4565

Peter2516 wrote in post #17131822 (external link)
Very nice shots.

Thank you.

Geordie Amanda wrote in post #17131896 (external link)
I love this so much. I want the puppy too :)

Yes, Cummins is very cute and he's a really great and smart dog. I don't think my daughter wants to give him up.:)


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Sep 02, 2014 19:05 as a reply to  @ ID rocks's post |  #4566

Hei Baller! I've tried panning with it on a 7d - the size does make it a bit difficult to handle compared to a 100-400. Nothing is impossible, but my first impressions are that I need to practice a lot to get decent results...here's an example of a very harshly lit one

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oKRY​rp  (external link) _MG_0836 (external link) by jaanusk22rik (external link), on Flickr


ps...this was shot at 1/40th of a second just for practicing.



  
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Sep 02, 2014 21:36 |  #4567

Savannah Sparrow @600mm

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Sep 03, 2014 01:52 |  #4568

BallerStatus wrote in post #17131281 (external link)
Hey guys, looking to get this lens to replace my 70-200 f4L IS. Since moving away from crop bodies, I am looking for more reach. My questions is how good is this lens at panning? I shoot a lot of motorsports events with low shutter speed pans. The 70-200 has the dedicated panning mode for the IS and I use this quite a bit. I have seen 1-2 panning shots in here, but not sure if those were made with VC on or off or if the VC fights against panning. I am between this lens and the 100-400 which has the dedicated mode. Thanks for your help!

Same thoughts after I pulled the trigger and placed the order last Saturday. Been reading on various sites that its not very adaptable for airshow and race track shoots. Then I came across this photostream https://www.flickr.com​/photos/wallyllama/pag​e1/ (external link) and quit worrying. On dpreview, he explains his technique and says he now actually prefers using the Tamron for such shoots. He actually pans and shoots single shots in AI servo mode with a technique he describes on dpreview. http://www.dpreview.co​m/forums/post/53951875 (external link)
Best thing to do is try the lens out; you can always return it if not satisfied.


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Sep 03, 2014 08:17 |  #4569

Jaanus wrote in post #17132232 (external link)
Hei Baller! I've tried panning with it on a 7d - the size does make it a bit difficult to handle compared to a 100-400. Nothing is impossible, but my first impressions are that I need to practice a lot to get decent results...here's an example of a very harshly lit one
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oKRY​rp  (external link) _MG_0836 (external link) by jaanusk22rik (external link), on Flickr


ps...this was shot at 1/40th of a second just for practicing.

magal wrote in post #17132802 (external link)
Same thoughts after I pulled the trigger and placed the order last Saturday. Been reading on various sites that its not very adaptable for airshow and race track shoots. Then I came across this photostream https://www.flickr.com​/photos/wallyllama/pag​e1/ (external link) and quit worrying. On dpreview, he explains his technique and says he now actually prefers using the Tamron for such shoots. He actually pans and shoots single shots in AI servo mode with a technique he describes on dpreview. http://www.dpreview.co​m/forums/post/53951875 (external link)
Best thing to do is try the lens out; you can always return it if not satisfied.

Thanks for the info! I am considering this vs the 70-300L or 100-400L. Both of those have the dedicated panning IS which is a pretty big selling point to me. Not sure that I have steady enough hands to handhold this beast w/o VC. I'm sure with practice I could make it work, but still weighing the pros and cons.


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Sep 03, 2014 10:19 |  #4570

BallerStatus wrote in post #17133147 (external link)
Thanks for the info! I am considering this vs the 70-300L or 100-400L. Both of those have the dedicated panning IS which is a pretty big selling point to me. Not sure that I have steady enough hands to handhold this beast w/o VC. I'm sure with practice I could make it work, but still weighing the pros and cons.

Not to mention the weight difference. The front element of the Tamzooka is quite heavy and from 500mm out I found panning with it quite challenging. I had rented the lens for 2 weeks and yet I could not truly get used to it. In my case the lens surely did not have the AF upgrade so I also suffered from the AI servo tracking failure on the 1DmkIV.

Static shots - given the price tag - I am still stunned what Tamron pulled off here. I wish that would turn into a trend. CANON - are you listening?

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Sep 03, 2014 10:32 |  #4571

Thanks for the input. I am pretty much sold on the 70-300L at this point, plus possibly adding a crop body and a Kenko 1.4x TC if really needed. Yes, this lens has to be the best bang for the buck for wildlife, birding, etc.


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Sep 03, 2014 11:05 |  #4572

rehype wrote in post #17132521 (external link)
Savannah Sparrow @600mm

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Great shot Rehype. Awesome sharpness.


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Sep 03, 2014 11:09 |  #4573

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Sep 03, 2014 11:15 |  #4574

^ Nice shot, Peter. He's giving you the stare.


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Sep 03, 2014 11:19 |  #4575

JM Photos wrote in post #17133423 (external link)
^ Nice shot, Peter. He's giving you the stare.

:D, Thanks. They recognized me. I am their regular visitor. :)


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