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Old Jan 10, 2010, 5:44 PM   #1
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Default Mallards with my new Tamron 70-300

Finally got a chance to use my new zoom yesterday at a local creek that is not frozen yet, found a bunch of mallards. So far I am quite happy with the lens
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Old Jan 10, 2010, 6:03 PM   #2
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This auto focus is going to spoil me
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 7:41 AM   #3
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Hans,

This lens used to be one of my favorites. (I now have the Tamron 18-250 and it hardly comes off my camera.) But, I have never been disappointed with shots from the 70-300. The 70-300 is now on my Christmas present - an old Pentax film camera. I had been wanting to shoot black and white film and develop it myself. It made sense to get Pentax so I could use my lenses. My old film SLR is a Canon with only one lens.

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The Tamron has the reputation of being very sharp and it's well liked by most. It does tend to have some CA or fringing (can't remember which) under certain situations, but that can be avoided. Looks like you are off to a good start with yours.
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The Tamron has the reputation of being very sharp and it's well liked by most. It does tend to have some CA or fringing (can't remember which) under certain situations, but that can be avoided. Looks like you are off to a good start with yours.
I've had mine a couple of years now, and have no complaints. I can confirm Harriets comments re. the CA in high contrast situations such as tree branches in silhouette against a bright sky ... I've never had a problem cleaning it up in PS. ... Jack
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I like the first one, looks almost like a painting.
Nice colors.
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great shots with a great lens, I have one on my camera almost all the time. We wont mention the brand of camera.
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Thanks for all the feed back. I did notice some CA in a shot of a black squirrel in a tree against a clear sky, I made it worse by over exposing to get some detail in the squirrel body
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