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  1. #21
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    Great capture Don. If you stop by New England Moments can you check out my post in the odds and ends section. I took a series of six shots 3 with my Sony kit lens and 3 with my Minolta 35-70 can you let me know what you think. I was told my shots were soft so I bumped up the sharpness.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
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    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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  2. #22
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    Frank,

    I offered my own sample for you to evaluate using that same lens on the A100. While not a super dramatic shift, if does make a definite difference in appearance. When you can add highlights to an object ... it tends to make the focus look keener.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #23
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    a Rutgers Fan

    or so i assume...

  4. #24
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    Tamron AF 70~300mm Macro

    Just snapped a few macros - hard to get focus on the maple picture due to movement from the wind and lack of tripod.

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  5. #25
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    Okay ... I just shot this TAMRON AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD MACRO ... handheld and manually focused

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    It is as it comes out of the α100 ... with the pop-up flash
    for lighting, with the following EXIF data:

    180mm - f/5.6 - 1/60 sec. - ISO-800 - Manual - WB: Flash -2 - Dist: 2.5 feet

    And here it is, straight out of the TAMRON SP AF 180mm f/3.5 MACRO lens with the identical settings. Still HH & MF.

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    You tell me which lens shoots brighter with the pop-up? Really something pretty peculiar about that. E-TTL ... isn't it wonderful?

    Probably needs to be shot under a standard strobe ... not the pop-up ... but still, looks like 2/3rds to a full f-stop of light
    difference ... with just a lens change.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-23-2008 at 11:57 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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