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Old Sep 29, 2011, 3:13 AM   #51
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corkpix, did you do any touch-ups in the photo in post #7, or the photo link in post 14? I can tell the lighting was different- the sun really makes things pop . There is a definite difference in the clarity with the Tamron lens, I will get there I hope!

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It is quite likely that I sharpened them slightly. I find that the images
from the 500D/T1i (and most other cameras) usually benefit from a small
amount of sharpening. The amount required varies depending on the content
and size of the image. Somewhere between 20 and 30 on the GIMP sharpen
filter seems to give the best results.

Pictures taken with the Canon 18-135mm sometimes need a
slight increase in contrast and/or colour saturation. I find that
this is usually not necessary for shots taken with the Tamron.
It always produces images with greater contrast and colour.

This is the original image scaled to fit within forum limits
and a 100% crop of the same image.Tamron 17-50mm @
35mm f/11. Tripod mounted.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 12:55 AM   #52
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I'm still here!!! Well, the Speedlite deal went bust- I tried EVERYTHING and could not get it to work on my T1i OR my XSi . Wouldn't even go into slave mode off the camera??? Sent it back, got a full refund. Then got a msg from the person saying it worked fine on his 30D and "other" camera- whatever... So now I'm looing at getting a Yongnuo YN-565 EX from across the pond . Will keep you updated-

As for the Tamron, we are getting along VERRRY NICELY! After a short learning curve with the T1i and lens I am shooting like a Pro (well, almost ). Here is a special moment I caught yesterday:

Edit: screw it- I give up! The picture is in this post somewhere??!! Here is a link to a better one:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

Probably gonna have to edit this post many times until I figure out how to link a pic... AnyHoo, still waitin to do the photo shoot with the kids. I feel A LOT more comfortable with my gear now! Wanted to wait until I had a Speedlite in case I needed it, but will have to do without for now. Take care, and HAPPY SHOOTING!!!

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 11:34 AM   #53
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To link to an image, click on the "Insert Image" icon on the message editor and put in the URL of your image-- https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N...Harley_001.JPG

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I did that, but all I got was a red X??? Somethin funky is goin on- when I click on my own link (not logged in) all I get is a red box? Grrrr...

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This thread was a great read, am now thinking about this lens myself as Im currently looking for my next upgrade from kit lens.

Love the above shot you posted, great clarity and lighting (atleast IMO )
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This thread was a great read, am now thinking about this lens myself as Im currently looking for my next upgrade from kit lens.

Love the above shot you posted, great clarity and lighting (atleast IMO )
Thank you For both the props on the pic and finding this tread useful- that's what I wanted to leave after my experience! It really is a great lens, but 50mm is a little short for a portrait lens so I have learned. Not that it won't take proper photos, just a bit close to the subject. I haven't had gobs of practice with portrait work, just can't find the time lately I am currently selling off stuff and saving up for a 70-200mm f4 L, but am keeping the Tamron for sure

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I have the 70-200 f4 IS.....Indoors or outdoors it's an awesome portrait lens....on either my rebel xi, or 5d mark2. Indoors you will need an external flash. The portrait images I get with that are second to nothing.

I also use the 50 f1.4, and the 24-70 f2.8 canon is my basic walk around. I use these both for portraits as well......depending on lighting..and situation. Multiple people, small room, no flash..etc.

I am just a hobbyist...when work gives me the chance.
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I have the 70-200 f4 IS.....Indoors or outdoors it's an awesome portrait lens....on either my rebel xi, or 5d mark2. Indoors you will need an external flash. The portrait images I get with that are second to nothing.

I also use the 50 f1.4, and the 24-70 f2.8 canon is my basic walk around. I use these both for portraits as well......depending on lighting..and situation. Multiple people, small room, no flash..etc.

I am just a hobbyist...when work gives me the chance.
Good to know about the 70-200mm, REALLY looking forward to getting one That is after I pay off my ebay seller fees for all the stuff I sold to get the Tamron And yes, I too know the pain of not having enough time in a day to take photos!!! Take care-

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