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01-17-2011, 03:16 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Well.
I have a bunch of new macro lenses that I got recently but winter prevents me from really using them so I thought I could post some macros that I shot with a Tamron SP 35-80 instead?
I know its not a dedicated macro but many use it as one since its pretty sweet working with.
My "new" Tokina 90mm f2.5 (1:2) and Vivitar 55 f2.8 ( Komine 1:1) will be used as soon as this dark winter releases its grip....

Nice idea Ash!. Love your third shot. The red flower from its behind









01-17-2011, 05:01 PM   #17
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Aliasant, I'll excuse you for posting non-macro lens images this time, because those are just awesome.

The last one is beautifully detailed and sharp. Well done with it!

Another FA 100/2.8 macro special:
01-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by aliasant Quote
. . . some macros that I shot with a Tamron SP 35-80 instead?
Beautiful images! I love the distinctive bokeh the SP 35~80 produces. It's somehow is grainy but pleasantly so. My fav 3rd-Party lens.
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Agreed.

And for you aliasant, more of the red flower:

Red flair - FA 100/2.8 macro


Red radiance - FA 100/2.8 macro


Glowing core - FA 100/2.8 macro


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Heres a few more.













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Goog going normhead. What lens(es)?
The camouflaged spider is a unique one.

One recent one again with the FA 100/2.8 macro:
Great green bush cricket (Tettigonia viridissima)


This fellow gave me some strife as I noticed him perched up on the car roof. Getting myself in awkward positions shooting it on the car made me vulnerable to its feisty attacks - seems he didn't like the flash all that much, so he pounced on me - every time.
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I really love this lens, the build quality but most of all the image quality.

FA 100 Macro









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All right Roland!
These are so vibrant and sharp!

And another from the cool FA:


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Is it me or is the 35mm Limited underrepresented here?

Let's change that!





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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Beautiful images! I love the distinctive bokeh the SP 35~80 produces. It's somehow is grainy but pleasantly so. My fav 3rd-Party lens.
Agreed! Its a superb lens for closeups and with extensiontube 1:1 macros and when shot with a tube at wideopen can produce some very interesting paint-like bokeh. Ill see if I can upload a couple to show that

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Aliasant, I'll excuse you for posting non-macro lens images this time, because those are just awesome.

The last one is beautifully detailed and sharp. Well done with it!

Another FA 100/2.8 macro special:
Thank you Ash Both for approving my shots and my "fake" macro lens
I love that lens so much I have bought 4 of them.... Sold 1 to finance something else but still keep three. 2 for backup
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Agreed.

And for you aliasant, more of the red flower:

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Ash. Do you know the name of that Red Beauty?
I would love to have one at home.
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Wow, 3 of the same lens - you must publish a website on the lens...
Unfortunately no idea on the species of flower - it was a post-delivery gift to the wife for #3. I just call it the pretty red flower. Sorry. Perhaps a botanist or enthusiast in the field could chime in here...
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Wow, 3 of the same lens - you must publish a website on the lens...
Unfortunately no idea on the species of flower - it was a post-delivery gift to the wife for #3. I just call it the pretty red flower. Sorry. Perhaps a botanist or enthusiast in the field could chime in here...
Lol
Its a nice lens
Here are 2 images showing its paintlike bokeh when used wide open with a 21mm tube. The DOF is very very thin so to get a good focus is almost impossible but it does create some dreamlike images.

I did mail my ol mum about that flower. Shes a botanist enthusiast and might find the name of it.

BOTH taken with the Tamron SP 35-80 f2.8-3.8 with an extension tube of 21mm + flash. Camera = Pentax Kx.
Only some minor PP in lightroom and Photoshop to try to fix a little bit better sharpness + minor noise reduction.
On the Ladybug I also tried to separate the green from the yellow to make the bug stand out a bit more.


There wasnt really any DOF to focus on so its quite blurry but I like it. Full frame, no crop.


This one is unfortunatly from behind. He/she did not like my flash
Also full frame.

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Good going normhead. What lens(es)?
- All taken with my Sigma 70-300 Macro. I got is when I bought my *ist years ago and it's been with me ever since. I was real close to picking up a DA100 macro this year, but realized upgrading my zooms and retiring the 70-300 (except for macro) was probably more important. I bought the *ist so I could use my old Tamron 35-300, but before I'd even left the store, the guy had sold me the Sigma. and I don't think the old Tamron made it on to the camera even once.

Any way, a few more pics.




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