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  1. #1
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    Pictures with my new lens

    Just picked up the Tamron 70-300 to replace my Quantary 70-300 that the AF stopped working.
    Here are a few from my sons FDNY Football Game







    Last edited by sparkie1263; 06-02-2008 at 06:00 PM.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  2. #2
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    Settings, Frank? It's really tough to determine a method of suggesting improvement without them.

    Thanks
    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. #3
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    Sorry
    s 1/200 f/8 iso 100
    s 1/250 f/8 iso 100
    s 1/320 f/8 iso 100
    s 1/400 f/8 iso 100
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  4. #4
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    Lightbulb Increasing subject definition

    You might try speeding up the shot and going to a wider f/5.6, to shallow up the depth of field. In my evaluation of the shot, I would try to isolate more on the subject.

    You could do this post process, with that technique I suggested.

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    Thank goodness someone removed that unsightly recycling collection can.

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    Frank, I thought you bought a 70-300mm f/4-5.6, not a 70-200mm f/2.8!

    The shot look like what I would expect from the lens. 1/400-500 often is the speed to do the fast-paced sports with, to avoid "limb blur."

    Or, how about more "impact" to your shot with the very effective and mind-blowing "stutter-hit?" Try that with an instamatic!

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    I tell ya, Frank ... that's some kind of camera you have there.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 06-02-2008 at 10:23 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

  5. #5
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    I did buy the Tamron 70-300. I like all the editing you did. I didn't PS them I just cropped them. That shot shuttering hit is what won us the game that was there quarterback and he did not return after that hit. I will hit the shore today after work and see what I can shoot.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  6. #6
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    Frank,

    I realize that your shots were to demonstrate the output of the new lens and it looks like it did pretty well. I was able to modify the very clear shots you took and produce something with a little more variable in the aperture appearance. Maybe even more bokeh than a real f/2.8 could deliver. You'd have to have one to see the difference in each situation.

    It's all in fun ...

    Enjoy the shoot ... for shore!
    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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