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09-04-2009, 02:51 PM - 1 Like   #1
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I Love My Tammy 10-24

I've gone and done it!

I finally bought the Tamron 10-24 and I love it. It has given me a new perspective on the world and has virtually not left my camera since day 1.

Anyway here's a selection of the pics I've taken so far.

Comments are, of course, welcome.

Broadway Tower In the Cotswolds

My kids playing in the sea at Sampire Hoe Dover

The Cotswolds

Formarke Hall at Toddington Stn.

Hope you like them....

09-04-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Thank you very much for posting these.

Hard to tell sharpness from these samples but I mean it seems OK. I have to say though, it does look like Tamron 'consumer lemns' colour ... that muddy colour look I seem to note with Tamron lenses.
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Even before reading Alfisti post the first thing that came to my mind is the lack of sharpness I would have expected. And of course the tendency for Pentax to underexpose didn't help, Active D lighting would have been great for these shots, could be my monitor though. I shouldn't have looked at a D60 or D300 today...
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The color gradation of the sky in the 2nd and 3rd photos doesn't seem natural. Is there a reason for this and what is the solution for getting better sky exposure?

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I'd guess a CPL.
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I like the photos but would agree the colour in all of them seems a bit odd. Skies are very blue, more so than I would expect even with a polarizer.
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Odd colours can be done in PP. Very nice shots.
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Nicely done with great glass


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The un-natural graduation of the sky is down to holding a Cokin A121 Graduated ND filter in front of the lens to stop the sky burning out. Some Vibrance and Clarity was boosted along with levels adjustments in PP.

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I really like the first one, by the way.
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I have been interested in this lens for some time now--thanks so much for posting some shots--post more when you can.
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More photos taken with the Tamron can be found here :-

Tamron 10-24mm - a set on Flickr

This lens does get a fair bit of criticism from a lot of people but the deciding factor for me was a direct comparison review with a Nikkor alternative in Amateur Photographer. The Tammy got 87% against the Nikkors 89% in the test and summing up "The difference in brands are often in philosophy, Tamron have always gone for pictoral, less aggressive image quality....Tamron has been able to offer significant competition in performance and notably, in cost."

I guess then, I am a fan of Tamrons Pictoral image quality and of course pricing!!

The River Thames

Cheerz MZ
09-06-2009, 06:16 AM   #13
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Oh, River Thames is a very nice photograph! I like what you do with this lens.
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Beautiful photos, I love the colour and detail.

Although your beaches are funny looking, where's the sand?
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Thanks for posting these! you're making my lens buying choice a little harder!! I thought I was settled on the Sigma 10-20mm

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