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12-25-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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Xmas Lenses!

So, based on the recommendations of several on this board, I chose the Tamron 28-75 for my Xmas gift from my wife. So far, I think it's outstanding. Then, in a surprise move, my mother found a DA 16-45 on *bay for under $300, so I got that as a gift too!

Got the Tamron early, so here are a couple of shots (haven't had a chance yet to use the DA):









Comments and suggestions appreciated!

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12-26-2007, 05:14 AM   #2
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Congrats, a very nice Christmas indeed:-).
My oldest kid is now stationed at Davis-Motham and he's been out riding his motorcycle, meanwhile we got dumped on with snow up here overnight. I won't be seeing any weather like yours for awhile.
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Nice shots, especially no 4. I am not a fervent horse lover, but this portrait really shows some friendly expression. Plus the brown hair (?) on a ~~black and white ~~ head is something special. Merry Xmas!
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Wow, that is a bargain for such a winner lens! A great gift!

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What a wonderful gift. I have got to get this lens.
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Hey todd,
I think the shot of the horses is really good I got the tamron too - I think I'm really going to like it
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Nice photos! In the first two pics (top) are the corners a bit soft - especially upper left? Center sharpness is very good. With the limited resolution I can't be certain.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eaglerapids Quote
Congrats, a very nice Christmas indeed:-).
My oldest kid is now stationed at Davis-Motham and he's been out riding his motorcycle, meanwhile we got dumped on with snow up here overnight. I won't be seeing any weather like yours for awhile.
No worries, I'm originally from SW Washington, so sometimes the sunshine gets old!

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Horses

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Nice shots, especially no 4. I am not a fervent horse lover, but this portrait really shows some friendly expression. Plus the brown hair (?) on a ~~black and white ~~ head is something special. Merry Xmas!
Thanks! My wife is a fervent horse lover, and she's training a mule for Dutch dressage. She's from Roosendaal, and we're actually coming to visit on Friday! Since I'm down around the stables a bit, thought I'd take my K10!

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Assuming you mean the 16-45

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Wow, that is a bargain for such a winner lens! A great gift!
I really wanted the 16-50, but just too much. It sounds like the 16-45 IQ is comparable, so I think I'll be happy with it. Hopefully pick up a couple of primes in the future, like the DA 21 and the DA 40, maybe even the Da 14, so I have a more "weatherproof" kit when needed.

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Thanks!

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Hey todd,
I think the shot of the horses is really good I got the tamron too - I think I'm really going to like it
I liked it too. Put it on PPG, but no luck. Oh well! I'm really digging the lens so far. Had read that the build quality was so-so, but it feels really solid to me.

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Took a closer look

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Nice photos! In the first two pics (top) are the corners a bit soft - especially upper left? Center sharpness is very good. With the limited resolution I can't be certain.
The first pic is pretty sharp frame-wide. The second is soft (or rather out of focus) across the top 1/4 of the picture). I think just a DOF result (but I'm still pretty new at this). Thanks for the compliment!

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