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07-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Tammy 70-300mm

I don't use this lens as much as I should. In the right conditions, it's a very capable lens.













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I just got my lens yesterday and love it. I know I will use the macro a lot.
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maxwell1295:

These pics look great--makes me want to pick up the 70-300mm myself. I have been considering this one for a while now; it seems like such a great value, particualrly after your post. Thanks,

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Oh, those are very nice

Maxwell... You are so right, under the right conditions this is the best 139 dollar lens out there.

That second pic is really beautiful....


I forget just how fun this lens is, it sits there on the shelf for way to long, but when I put it on the camera it has a long ride. And some of my fave shots have come from it. But again... the right conditions really make it shine. But I guess that could be said about many lenses....

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I have some 70-300mm samples here. Picasa Web Albums - Dan - Tamron 70-300...
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Make sure you contribute to the Tammy Club!


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I've got a few in that thread already.....
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Sorry for an obvious question, but does this lens really does a 1:2 Macro? How is the quality compared with a macro lens at smaller apertures (f11, f16)?

I had an option to buy a M100/4 for $200 which does a 1:2 macro and is a steller lens, but the deal is too expensive. Of course tamron won't give such beautiful results, but a brand new tamron with AF, 70-300 zoom looks a very good option (As I have no AF lens beyond 55mm of the Kit lens).

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Sorry for an obvious question, but does this lens really does a 1:2 Macro? How is the quality compared with a macro lens at smaller apertures (f11, f16)?

I had an option to buy a M100/4 for $200 which does a 1:2 macro and is a steller lens, but the deal is too expensive. Of course tamron won't give such beautiful results, but a brand new tamron with AF, 70-300 zoom looks a very good option (As I have no AF lens beyond 55mm of the Kit lens).

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I'd say it does pretty well!

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It does a pretty nice job with macros.





I'm sure it's not up to the standards of a macro prime, but nonetheless, it's good enough to fool around with.

(Both of the above taken handheld with autofocus and ambient sunlight, using K20D, Tammy 70-300 in macro mode at 300mm, ISO1600, f/10 -- bee at 1/3200, damselfly at 1/1600.)
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Very nice close up on the flowers. Once I manage to know how to address all the PF/CA, I would love this lens even more.

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As I need to shoot mostly dragonflies and damselflies, I think this lens does pretty good..I campared it with the Sigma APo version and I'll prefer this one...Thank you..
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It is quite good also with a Raynox DCR-250 in front:

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