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A couple of pooches
Posted By: hamidlmt, 01-29-2008, 12:57 AM

The other day, I took photos of my friend's dogs. I used the K10D and my trusty ol' Tamron 28-75mm 2.8. The Tamron has become my go to lens for use with dogs.

Kilo... a wise ol' soul...


Maddie... a very old pup... blind in one eye from a run in with a cat...

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01-29-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by hamidlmt Quote
The Tamron has become my go to lens for use with dogs.
Maybe because it helps you keep a safe distance?
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So your 50-135mm hasn't taken over as your "go to" lens? Was there a big battle between the two to see which one would win? I love looking at your pictures, but it seems our company (to remain unnamed) has blocked smugmug because it thinks it's an "online file sharing" site

So I have to catch up on your posts when I'm at home (which I am at now listening to my piano being tuned, oh glorious day!)
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Maybe because it helps you keep a safe distance?
LOL! Just the opposite... the close focusing ability and focal range let's me get nice and close!

QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
So your 50-135mm hasn't taken over as your "go to" lens? Was there a big battle between the two to see which one would win? I love looking at your pictures, but it seems our company (to remain unnamed) has blocked smugmug because it thinks it's an "online file sharing" site

So I have to catch up on your posts when I'm at home (which I am at now listening to my piano being tuned, oh glorious day!)
Your work probably wouldn't let you see a link then either, eh? Hamid Shibata Bennett's pet photos- powered by SmugMug

The 50-135 is a stellar lens with a great working distance for people portraits, but the minimum focus distance is about 1 meter. I often find myself having to scoot back to lock focus.

With dogs, I usually have to get close to get them to sit, stay and look where I want them to look. If I'm too far away, the want to come forward and give a lick. So, the Tamron provides just the right qualities for these types of doggie shots.

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Nope, no link either and all I see are red Xs when you embed photos....

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I understand your comments about working distance and doggies. I had my Sigma 10-20mm on the other day and tried getting right up on my pomeranian. He went right up to the lens and started licking the front element! Good thing I had a UV filter on there....
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I understand your comments about working distance and doggies. I had my Sigma 10-20mm on the other day and tried getting right up on my pomeranian. He went right up to the lens and started licking the front element! Good thing I had a UV filter on there....
Yeah... that is always a danger with the dogs! LOL!

The lens hood of the Tamron generally provides enough protection... but, those puppy tongues are quick sometimes!
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