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12-06-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Tamron 28-300 old lens, the Rodney Dangerfield of superzoom

i got my hand on this older superzoom Tamron lens, 28-300mm AF F/3.5-6.3 LD ASP IF. This lens if the Rodney Dangerfield of super-zoom, made for film camera (design circa 1999), weight a ton (.690kg), big (3.5" dia), cheap on the used market etcetera etcetera...Early shots was quite bad. Pictures seem soft and blurry at long end and i thought about dumping it... then something occured to me.. At 300mm with a digital crop, this damn thing nearly requires a tripod or very steady hand just about every time.. Doh....

so... here's the best of the bunch (full crop).. shot with the Pentax *ist DS. Let me know what you guys think. the Stork is shot at 230mm, f6.7, 1/500s. the moon shot is 300mm, f6.7, 1/250s, ASA 200 for both.
pixel peeping wise, it's decent. Full size photo looks reasonably sharp.

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12-06-2007, 12:04 PM   #2
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here is another shot, 65mm, f8, 1/30s. Pentax *ist DS

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