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11-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #181
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I'm like you.... I like quite a bit of saturation and contrast as long as the contrast doesn't begin to diminish the details, especially in flower petals. Mine 28-200mm lens is the silver version, and it says "A03S" on the side, but other than that, it makes no mention as to the model. Yes, be sure and post more photos from your trip to Viscaya (whatever that is). I'd like to see them. And yep.... I really scored at the yard sale. It was my first Tamron lens, but not my last! I'm sold on them.... as well as the Series 1 Vivitar lenses. If you haven't tried the macro feature on the Tamron, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Here's one I took with it earlier in the year. It displays some very nice bokeh.

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TAMRON | Tamron Discontinued Products List

The above link lists Tammy discontinued lens. Mine is a 2002 model. Couldn't find a AO3S but there is a AO31 which is a 28-200..a 2010 model. Compare the info in the middle column and see if it matches yours. If your copy is a XR Di, you scored a major, super duper buy. That is a great shot that you posted. How do I use the macro on this lens? Google Viscaya museum, Miami, Fl. A beautiful place.

You asked about aVivitar with serial # 77xxxxxx. See link below. I have a 28-85/3.5-4.5....a nice lens and well built.

http://www.thomasgood.com/?p=1201


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11-03-2014, 07:45 PM   #182
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QuoteOriginally posted by royden Quote
TAMRON | Tamron Discontinued Products List

The above link lists Tammy discontinued lens. Mine is a 2002 model. Couldn't find a AO3S but there is a AO31 which is a 28-200..a 2010 model. Compare the info in the middle column and see if it matches yours. If your copy is a XR Di, you scored a major, super duper buy. That is a great shot that you posted. How do I use the macro on this lens? Google Viscaya museum, Miami, Fl. A beautiful place.

You asked about aVivitar with serial # 77xxxxxx. See link below. I have a 28-85/3.5-4.5....a nice lens and well built.

http://www.thomasgood.com/?p=1201

Mine says: Tamron AF Aspherical XR (IF) 28-200mm 1:3.8 - 5.6 MACRO. According to the Tamron Discontinued Products List, mine was discontinued in 2004. It is a model AO3S (The "S" I assume means "Silver.")


To shoot macro, all you do is zoom out to 200mm and focus as close as it will go. I usually just set the focus as close as I can get it, then move forward or backward until it's in focus.... unless I'm using a tripod. Mine, as you can see, is exceptionally sharp!


Thanks for the info on the Vivitar lens. I'll keep it, as well as the Tamron list in the folder I have set aside for such things.


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So this photo kind of kersploded on me over on Flickr, so I guess its worth sharing...

Sears 28mm macro, f/2.8 (or maybe f/4, I knows its one or the other).

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M 28/2,8 at f11



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M 28/2,8 at f11


A very nice capture. The composition is spot-on! I like the colors, too.


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11-04-2014, 05:25 PM   #186
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Thank you. This was just after non-existing sunset. My feeling is that this particular lens really shines at f11!
11-05-2014, 10:25 PM - 5 Likes   #187
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Thought about this picture today so dug it up and re-edited it, then when I was done realized it was taken a year ago to the day...



Taken with my wonderful $10 Tou Five Star that I don't use enough because I am a lazy auto-focuser.
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Thought about this picture today so dug it up and re-edited it, then when I was done realized it was taken a year ago to the day...



Taken with my wonderful $10 Tou Five Star that I don't use enough because I am a lazy auto-focuser.

That's a very nice capture, Todd! I love the perspective. Very creative, indeed! The colors are almost pastel, yet bright enough to give it a very eye-catching appeal. I have a Tuo Five Star 80-200mm macro lens that I've yet to spend any time with. These older, inexpensive lenses have a lot more potential than people give them credit for. Keep on shootin'. You did good!


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PENTAX F 28 - f6.3 - 1/25 - iso400


PENTAX F 28 - f2.8 - 1/400 - iso100


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Thought about this picture today so dug it up and re-edited it, then when I was done realized it was taken a year ago to the day...
great capture.love the colours
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Thought about this picture today so dug it up and re-edited it, then when I was done realized it was taken a year ago to the day...



Taken with my wonderful $10 Tou Five Star that I don't use enough because I am a lazy auto-focuser.

Super pic
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At Oktoberfest with an Image 28/2.8, probably at f/8:
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Tamron Adaptall-2 28/2.5 (02B)



This is definitely good for low-light wide open shots (with some glow sometimes, but good detail). If you close down it to f5.6 - f11 there are definitely many better lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
Quite some time ago, I picked up a bunch of lenses and cameras at a garage sale. It was old unclaimed stuff from the lost and found at a local campground. One of the lenses was a JC Penny 28/2.8. It fall foliage season and I threw it in my bag last week and I have been using it occasionally. This was from earlier today in Raquette Lake, NY.
What more could you want (referencing both location/season and lens)?
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