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Old Jul 2, 2008, 5:29 AM   #1
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Taken on downland in windy conditions


Dog Rose
1/160s, f14, 125 ISO, 64mm


English Stonecrop
1/250s, f14, 200 ISO, 375mm


Pyramidal Orchid
1/200s, f16, 400 ISO, 375mm


Tormentil
1/200s, f11, 250 ISO, 375mm
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Old Jul 2, 2008, 6:13 AM   #2
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Great shots, thanks for posting. And can you send me some seeds?

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Old Jul 2, 2008, 8:03 AM   #3
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Oooh - very nice! Your flower pictures make a good case for the Tamron as a good walk-about lens, it certainly seems that it's a much better lens than most ultra-zoom lenses. Nice to know it's worth the cost.
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Old Jul 2, 2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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Oooh - very nice! Your flower pictures make a good case for the Tamron as a good walk-about lens, it certainly seems that it's a much better lens than most ultra-zoom lenses. Nice to know it's worth the cost.
Yes, but as I'm sure that you know, it's not all good.

When used wide open (or near to), vignetting is quite bad. Almost decided to return the lens because of this but found that with lens correction in PS CS3 & in RAW, the vignetting can be almost totally eliminated on any shots where it's a problem. Kept the lens 'cause it's so versatile.

I try & keep the aperture to above f8 which under some lighting conditions is difficult.

I used Tav mode to set the desired shutter speed & aperture modifying if the ISO went too high (like to keep it below 400 but 500 seems OK).

I'm now trying out Av mode using the front wheel to adjust the ISO with the aperture set as high as I can manage under whatever lighting conditions prevail & it seems to work better.
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Old Jul 2, 2008, 6:04 PM   #5
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Very nice - you certainly can't complain about the close-up performance. And thanks for posting the identifications.
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Old Jul 3, 2008, 1:46 AM   #6
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Very nice, I like the first one and it's name.
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