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Old Jun 25, 2008, 8:14 PM   #1
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sony a300 w/tamron 28-300 and pop-up flash taken at dusk
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 8:15 PM   #2
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Very nice captures.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 7:46 AM   #4
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thank you. this guy stands near me so i throw him bread which he puts in the water in front of him to attract itty bitty fishes. it works quite well and he caught and ate many minnows last night.

unfortunately, he has to contend with the turtles, grackles and ducks snatching the bread from the water before the little fishies come up. that first pic shows a little of his temper when this happens. i could not get a good shot with his crest fully extended. i will work on that. :|

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Old Jun 27, 2008, 12:29 PM   #5
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Great captures. That's better than I'd expect from a 28-300mm lens (although you were smart to use the flash which probably helped some).

How do you like that Tamron?

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Nice shots. Yesterday I bought a Tamron 28-105 from Amazon. It was so cheap I could not pass on it. If I don't like it, I can sell it on eBay and make some money. I'm also curious about your Tamron. I bought the Sony 75-300mm with the A300 but haven't tried it yet. I wonder if I'd be better off with something like what you have.
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nice going Ellen!
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thanks, all.

jim, i am no expert but i like the tamron just fine. if you have a lens that you consider superior to this tamron, i would be interested in your opinion.

tullio, i did not like the 75-300 because some of my critters get close and i kept having to back up. i consider the 28-300 perfect for taking pics at my little pond. this one has the wide range that i like. however, if there was a 28-400, i would probably get it. :roll:

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Old Jun 27, 2008, 9:56 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. Ellen. One more question, is your Tamron lens a DI? I found a couple of Tamron 28-300mm, one going for $150 and the other (DI) for $399. I'm wondering how good/bad the non-DI lens is.
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tullio, i bought both my tamron 28-300 lenses (pentax and sony) on ebay for about $130.00. neither are designed specifically for digital.

this is the lens i got . . . http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-28-300m.../dp/B00006JQO8


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