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Old Aug 24, 2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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The Milkweed Bugs are back, doing their mysterious huddling thing again - and I still can't find the quarterback! Taken with the Tamron 18-250 - not bad for an all around lens. The first two in full sun and the last in part shade with fill flash. Compare these with last year's Tamron 70-300 LD Macro shots of the same bugs doing their thing: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...n-extreme.html


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Nice detail Penolta...not sure I want to see that much detail in bugs though. Good color and sharpness from this lens.
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Hummm... looks like another great example of a good all around lens... no, I'm not getting one!
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Hummm... looks like another great example of a good all around lens... no, I'm not getting one!
I know you;re getting one, and you know you're getting one GW...perhaps we should start a pool and try to guess the date
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Cool. And, I remember last year's thread. These are such interesting bugs.

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The one in the center of the huddle is the quarterback!!!!! Nice use of the 18-250.

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Good shots, sharp and colourful.

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Those with the tamr 70-300 are imho better but not so much that I could keep them apart when they would be mixed.
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Thanks, folks, for looking and commenting.

Anyone taking bets on how long it takes GW to spring for this lens?

Lou - look at the size of the huddles last year's thread and see if you could possibly find the QB under those piles.

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Ronny, based on this limited sample, I would agree, and would expect it to be so -- remember that even though both lenses are designated as "macro", the 70-300 is 1:2 at 300mm (=450mm), while the 18-250 "only" yields 1:3.5 at 250mm (=375mm), so it yields a smaller image at maximum magnification. Given that, is is quite a good performer in that range. And these were hand held with a breeze moving the leaves (which is undoubtably why the third one with fill flash, while it is the most heavily cropped, is still the sharpest - as good as any in the older series). Thanks for taking the trouble to compare both of them and comment.

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