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May 24, 2018 14:32 |  #1

Has anyone used this to photograph insects? Mainly for ones which are a bit shy?
I have taken a couple but I think they could be better

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I think I should have used f8.0

(This is very camera shy despite it having a very painful sting.



  
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May 31, 2018 14:42 |  #2

davholla wrote in post #18631886 (external link)
Has anyone used this to photograph insects? Mainly for ones which are a bit shy?
I have taken a couple but I think they could be better
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I think I should have used f8.0

(This is very camera shy despite it having a very painful sting.

Nice macro shot. How close does the the lens focus?


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Jun 01, 2018 03:05 |  #3

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18636665 (external link)
Nice macro shot. How close the the lens focus?

I am not sure, maybe 1.5 -2 meters or 5ft to 6ft 10, I wanted to use my macro lens but I couldn't get close enough - they are just too shy (I had tried in the past so I knew how they behave).




  
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Jun 03, 2018 14:40 |  #4

no but ive used my Canon 100-400 II which focuses to 3' which is close enough for decent images of larger insects. Im sure an extension tube on your Tamron would get even closer.


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Jun 03, 2018 15:29 |  #5

racketman wrote in post #18638369 (external link)
no but ive used my Canon 100-400 II which focuses to 3' which is close enough for decent images of larger insects. Im sure an extension tube on your Tamron would get even closer.

I am not really thinking of using it as a macro lens, more to take photos of things that are far away but small, if that makes sense.
I.e. without the extension tube.
Or maybe I am not understanding what you are saying.




  
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Jun 18, 2018 07:39 |  #6

I've used my Tamron 150-600 a couple of times and it's ok but nowhere near as good as a proper macro lens, however they are great for further away subjects that you just can't get close enough too :)


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Jun 21, 2018 02:35 |  #7

Here a couple I recently took

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Both would not have been possible with a macro lens as they were far out of reach - even with a 180 mm I would not have been able to take them.

Another shot with it -out of range of my macro

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Jun 21, 2018 02:48 |  #8

davholla wrote in post #18648716 (external link)
Here a couple I recently took
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Both would not have been possible with a macro lens as they were far out of reach - even with a 180 mm I would not have been able to take them.

Another shot with it -out of range of my macro
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/272C​bTD  (external link) Damselflies Mating EF7A4358 (external link) by davholla2002 (external link), on Flickr

Those are beautiful shots, especially the ones of the damselflies. The last shot of the two refueling is incredibly sharp.


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Jul 10, 2018 13:24 |  #9

Yes I have used it once or twice in extremes, results for me are not super, only really good for the larger insects due to the limited magnification. I think the quality can be quite good but I tend to have to rely more on AF rather than MF which might be a limiting factor.

A couple with the Tamzuka

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Same subject with 180L
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Another with the Tammy
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Jul 10, 2018 19:29 |  #10

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18659978 (external link)
Yes I have used it once or twice in extremes, results for me are not super, only really good for the larger insects due to the limited magnification. I think the quality can be quite good but I tend to have to rely more on AF rather than MF which might be a limiting factor.

A couple with the Tamzuka
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Same subject with 180L
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Another with the Tammy
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Truly beautiful images Lester. I like them all, but the dragonfly is my favorite.


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