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Old Jul 21, 2009, 4:59 PM   #1
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Default Tamron 18-250 trial

I was out in the yard trying out a new Tamron 18-250 (on K100 - I had posted close-up pictures elsewhere before with a Sony mount copy) with no intention of doing close-ups, but opportunities present themselves.

1 (not a close-up) An out of control Morning Glory vine reaching from the treetops for the utility lines.
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2 Giant Milkweed seed pods
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3 A Gazania
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4 One of the introduced European Paper Wasps that that I hope are prey for the Beewolves (for the full story behind that, please see the Beewolf thread: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...tml#post985985 - not bad at all, considering that this one and the others in that thread all are cropped)
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 5:15 PM   #2
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nice pics
just hope i did not knock my head and went with the sigma for the HSM


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Old Jul 21, 2009, 7:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting some very impressive photos. I have a Pentax 18-250 mm lens on order and am waiting for delivery. I hope that my copy is as good as yours.

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 9:22 PM   #4
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I keep seeing really impressive pictures taken with this lens - sure looks like a keeper to me.
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Old Jul 28, 2009, 5:34 PM   #5
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Sorry for not acknowledging the comments sooner. Thanks for looking and commenting.

The detail in the wasp photos in the other thread made it possible to make an interesting discovery about their hunting habits, which I added to that thread:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...tml#post985985

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Old Jul 28, 2009, 6:40 PM   #6
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P,
i'm interested in what this lens will do wide open..

that wasp you posted caused me to go to out patient a few years after i was stung..
got hit on my rt hand ring finger.. it caused my skin to grow inside the surrounding tissue.. i finally had it removed and it was appx the size of my last digit of my little finger. never have been non allergic to insects
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i'm interested in what this lens will do wide open..
Roy, some of these were taken wide open (with another copy of this lens in Sony mount, so not posted here), hand held:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...ge-advice.html
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I find the Tamron 18-250 a perfect walk around lens. Saw smoke coming from the skyline and hurried to find it. Could not get closer than a distant overpass. Had to zoom way in. Made the front page of the newspaper. K10D.
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Wow! Did the driver get out in time? Congrats on getting it in the paper.

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He got out in time. It's hard to beleive from the picture, but the firefighters got the fire out so fast they saved the cargo.
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