For the "gearhead" in all of us ...
Okay ... I did a couple back-to-backs, swapping glass, with the α100 and its "pop-up" flash. I figure that's a fun shoot ... anyone else should be able to copy.
Here is the looking at the TAMRON 180mm f/3.5 on the SONY α700.
EXIF: 90mm - f/9 - 1/60sec - ISO-400 - Manual
Here is the looking at the TAMRON 90mm f/3.5 on the SONY α700.
EXIF: 180mm - f/9 - 1/60 sec - ISO-800 - Manual
Sharp as heck ... you just gotta go with glass like this. :cool:
I know, I know ... "darn it all Don, don't you have anything else other than lenses to photograph?"
The answer is, of course ... "NO", unless you count the cameras that go along with them.
Attachment 29655 ... it covers a table ... and that's not all of it. I used the α700 and the 90mm to take the shot and the four Adaptall 2 lenses are still in the bags ... and three 9000s are in their respective bags with mounted glass.
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Oh, it'll happen one of these days. I just need to get busy designing my upcomng but limited photography business and what I want to seriously specialize in. I still have a few months of work, ahead, finishing up school and associated training. Competition is tight ... up here, in Illinois, these guys have been around a long time and aren't exactly excited when someone competes with them.
Originally Posted by TheObiJuan
I have some grandios ideas, but I need some capital investment to make it happen. If it took off, it would change studio photography in exciting and powerful ways. Just need a demo space to prove and improve the design.
Thanks for the get-'im-a-new-lens support! LOL :D
How sharp an improvement over the 18-250?
I did an 18-inch shot between the TAMRON 18-250mm, set at 90mm, and the 90mm f/2.8 MACRO ...
This was the overall image ... top of my PC.
Take a look ... at the 100% crops
18-250mm set to ~90mm @ f/5.6 (w/ pop-up flash)
90mm @ f/5.6 (w/ pop-up flash)
You can be the judge, but I believe the 18-250 did a rather reasonable job, considering it's a utility zoom and not a PRIME.
"So, Don ..." you ask, "What about when you MACRO the same place using the 90mm with the pop-up flash ... uh, any sharper?"
Well ... here's the whole image (MACRO), simply resized to put on this website. Shadow is the lens itself, blocking the pop-up, but you can tell how close it was.
So, now you have an idea of the difference between a crop of a 90mm shot and a full size image in MACRO mode. Hot stuff, eh?