Some pics with the new Tamron 90 Macro

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  1. jomike

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    My Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro lens arrived from Onestop Digital this morning.
    First impressions are that it's build quality is about the same as the Sigma 70-300 APO. The IQ is razor sharp.
    Here are some pics with it:

    Pink Bluebell

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    Some blue flowers

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    Funnel Web Spider

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    Same spider taken with Sigma 70-300 APO in Macro mode

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    The Tamron pic was only slightly cropped while the Sigma one was much more heavily cropped. With the Tamron I was about 6 inches from the subject, with the Sigma about 3 feet.

    Mike
     
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    Looks nice & sharp. I like the blue flowers. Touch overexposed on the spider ones? I think you'll have fun with that lens.
     
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    Wow !
    That answers my last query from your album... it does mean you get closer to the little crawlies though:devil:.... but unlike the Sigma , you can dispense with the Tripod

    Well done, Im sure this is just a taste of things to come:D

    Its looking very attractive to me as a portrait lens seeing as I don't do a lot of still life or macro. yet
     
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    #2 looks great :smashin:

    I am constantly impressed by this lens, there is a Flickr user I know who uses one and gets some stunning results.
     
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    Hi Steve,

    Do you have a link to your friend's photo stream? I'm interested in a macro lens for my next purchase, although I'm actually considering the Canon 100mm at the moment.

    Cheers.
     
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    Thanks Steve.

    Wow! I've only had a quick rummage through his macro sets but they are amazing. I love his latest ladybird and green fly shot. I'll head back there when I've got a bit more time.

    Cheers.
     
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    Mike,

    Nice shots. Glad you're pleased with your new toy. Looking forward to seeing future results with it.

    Cheers.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    I am really chuffed with the lens. It really is sharp. Those pics were hurriedly shot after work in less than ideal light using the on board flash (hence the harsh over exposed look in the spider shots).
    The few potraits I took of the Mrs also looked good with a creamy bokeh. (She hates it as it shows all the details "warts and all").
    I am at work again today, so can't take advantage of the sunshine till late this afternoon. (shouldn't be allowed)

    The Sigma 70-300 APO is definitely not going to be retired from macro duty, it is still better for larger skittish subjects (butterflies, dragonflies) because of the further working distance. With the Tamron you get so close that the lens shades the subject if you are using onboard flash. I got around that by using a piece of tin foil to reflect the flash downwards. I am budgeting for a flash gun though, almost essential for macro in less than ideal light, I now realise.

    Boy, this hobby sure gets expensive!!!:eek:

    Mike
     

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