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DonSchap
05-18-2007, 07:11 PM
Okay you lens-hounds ... if you know your optics, this should be a snap (yeah, pun intended).



"The Bean!"
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250mm - f/6.3 - 1/400 sec. - ISO-250 - 0EC


Which building in the reflection did I take the image from? I won't ask what floor, but for argument's sake, let's just say it was the twenty-seventh ... and it is staring you right in the face! :D

DonSchap
05-18-2007, 07:35 PM
with the A100 & TAMRON 18-250mm. It really is a nice walk around lens ... or hover around, as the case might be.



Adler Planetarium Crop image
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250mm - f/6.3 - 1/400 sec. - ISO-200 - 0EC

Grant Park Sculpture
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180mm - f/6.3 - 1/250 sec. - ISO-400 - 0EC


Which answers the question: "What do you do with left over 'I'-beams?"

DonSchap
05-18-2007, 08:06 PM
If this is the building is the one you selected ... terrific! :D



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You may have seen it in the movie "Adventures in Babysitting" and it is quite noticeable in the northwestern part of the Grant Park skyline, with its deep angular cleave of the roofline.

Benjamin_T
05-19-2007, 07:48 AM
Hi DonSchap, I agree that all those long shots are nice! :)

I now live 22 stories above ground with interesting surroundings, so I am wondering which lens will be ideal for me to pick out individual buildings and activities from around me.

I am thinking that I would be needing the longest reach possible that I can afford? (I was thinking about 300mm onwards...)

The Nikkor 70-300mm VR one looks sweet, so is the Canon 70-300mm IS USM one. :)

Regards.

DonSchap
05-19-2007, 11:26 AM
Hi DonSchap, I agree that all those long shots are nice! :)

I now live 22 stories above ground with interesting surroundings, so I am wondering which lens will be ideal for me to pick out individual buildings and activities from around me.

I am thinking that I would be needing the longest reach possible that I can afford? (I was thinking about 300mm onwards...)

The Nikkor 70-300mm VR one looks sweet, so is the Canon 70-300mm IS USM one. :)

Regards.

A good and sharp telephoto lens is the TAMRON SP AF200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/200500mm.asp).

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/donschap/camera%20stuff/200-500mmrotated.jpg

Mounted on a tripod or monopod, this lens is fantastic and can deliver the goods. Even handheld, above 1/125 second ... you can get good stuff.

Indoor with pop-up flash (Distance to subject: 10 feet)


MANUAL Mode - 200mm - f/5 - 1/125 sec - ISO-400 - Handheld
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MANUAL Mode - 500mm - f/6.3 - 1/125 sec - ISO-400 - STILL Handheld
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And even though Dr. Evil is a throwback to my early days (1967) ... his coloring is still sensational! LOL :D

The lens obviously doesn't have image stabilization in it (which saves you about $600) and is still a terrific lens for the money. I have one with the Canon-mount, but the SONY, Pentax and Nikon-mounts are also available. If you are looking to go long and be rewarded with a crisp, sharp looking image ... this is the one. :D

Benjamin_T
05-20-2007, 12:06 AM
A good and sharp telephoto lens is the TAMRON SP AF200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/200500mm.asp).

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/donschap/camera%20stuff/200-500mmrotated.jpg

Mounted on a tripod or monopod, this lens is fantastic and can deliver the goods. Even handheld, above 1/125 second ... you can get good stuff.

Indoor with pop-up flash (Distance to subject: 10 feet)


MANUAL Mode - 200mm - f/5 - 1/125 sec - ISO-400 - Handheld
24455

MANUAL Mode - 500mm - f/6.3 - 1/125 sec - ISO-400 - STILL Handheld
24456


And even though Dr. Evil is a throwback to my early days (1967) ... his coloring is still sensational! LOL :D

The lens obviously doesn't have image stabilization in it (which saves you about $600) and is still a terrific lens for the money. I have one with the Canon-mount, but the SONY, Pentax and Nikon-mounts are also available. If you are looking to go long and be rewarded with a crisp, sharp looking image ... this is the one. :D

WOW! That is really a great looking lens! :)