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Old Dec 17, 2006, 7:16 PM   #1
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This was from the back row of my church (approx 90 feet) hand held at 300mm with manual WB. I think I like my new lens!


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Old Dec 17, 2006, 7:17 PM   #2
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Another from the same spot. Also 300mm hand held.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 7:18 PM   #3
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This one is from a spot I found today. I just liked it for some reason.


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Old Dec 17, 2006, 7:20 PM   #4
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Almost forgot....each of those are jpegs straight from the camera. No post processing except resizing to post. I LOVE SHAKE REDUCTION!!!
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 9:04 PM   #5
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looks pretty good. I'm debating if I want a sigma or tamron 28-300mm, or go with a sigma or tamron 70-300mm, or just stick with my kit lens and get the pentax 50-200mm
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 9:12 PM   #6
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I have: Tamron 28-300, Tamron 70-300 and Pentax 50-200. I find the Pentax to be really nice because of its small size. The other two lenses are pretty good, but after 200mm, it gets hard to hand hold a lens without shake reduction (I have a DS and DL, both of which do not have shake reduction).

When I use the 300mm Tamrons, I almost always use a tripod or bean bag on top of my car. I just picked up a 400mm Sigma AF lens, and I can hardly wait to get out and try it (once it gets here). I've never used a lens over 300mm.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 9:21 PM   #7
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I have the Tamron 28-300 and the Pentax 50-200 on my K100D. Thanks to SR, I can usually get a decent shot with the Tamron, but the Pentax does seem a little sharper. However, given that I rarely view or print them full resolution, the Tamron's relative lack of sharpness doesn't really hurt the shot. I find when I have the 50-200 on there, I occasionally run into a situation where I want to go wider than 50mm, and the extra reach to 300mm is always useful. Therefore, I find the Tamron to be much more convenient, and usually the quality is fine.

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 6:36 AM   #8
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I have to admit that when I first put the new lens on the camera and zoomed out to 300mm, I was shocked at how unsteady my hands were! My first thought was, "Well, I won't be using this lens without a tripod". But I turned on the shake reduction and snapped a few. I was blown awayby how much hand shake it compensated for. I had many more keepers than I expected.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 4:37 PM   #9
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Just picked up the Tamron last week, and happened to come upon a small herd of Bighorn Sheep near the entrance to Arches National Park in southern Utah. I rolled down my window and took this - this guy cooperated for about 5 seconds, then was off. So far, I like the lens also, but need to take more shots for the final verdict. Pic was only slightly cropped, and slightly tweaked with USM.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 6:30 PM   #10
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Wow! I love that shot! I really think the Tamron gives a huge bang for the buck. I mean look at that shot...from a $150 lens!
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