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08-24-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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Same Deer, different lens.......

........also different days, yesterday and today. Both early am, cropped only using K100D, both shots at max zoom; first w/Tamron 18-250, second w/DA 55-300. (she stops by every am for a Cherry Tomato).

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08-24-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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how do you think they compare at max focal length?
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I prefer the look of the 55-300mm shot, but they appear to be metered quite differently. Can you post the exif data?
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The 18-250 shot was 1/125th, f6.3, TV setting.
The 55-300 shot was 1/350th. f5.6, Auto setting
ISO for both was 400.

The 55-300 pic today was about an hour later than yesterday's so lighting was a little better.

To me the lenses are about equal in IQ with the advantage going to the Tamron for the 18mm 'MACRO' end outweighing the extra 50mm on the DA at long range albeit for $100 or so more.........

Also if your preference for the 55-300 relates to its bokeh then I agree, but have no explanation for the difference.......

Regards, JK

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