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Old Mar 11, 2010, 7:34 PM   #1
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Remember the 4 new (old) Tamron lenses I mention getting a short time back?
well I had an opportunity to try out the 135mm just a little. First test was of my best friend. My biggest problem was trying to get her to stay put while I got far enough away from her to get her all in the frame. I didn't have much luck with that. here's a couple that turned out OK but not too sharp, not sure if its me or the lens at this point.












In this one I threw her tennis ball to fetch and after she picked it up to bring back, she got distracted just long enough to get this shot. Still to close.
I'm not real happy with these, had to do quite a bit of PP to get them this far. Perhaps in a more controlled environment it will do better.

well, I just realized I posted the wrong pic, this is the one with the tennis ball.

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Old Mar 11, 2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Ah, you have the same problem I do capturing our dog. He's either right next to me or runs when he sees the camera. I think his previous owner snapped too many flash photos of him. I can't even sneak up on him.

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Great looking furry friend! Unless I tie our dogs to a tree, will usually get "nose in the lens" pictures!
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Your "best friend" is a beauty! Somehow they never look at you when you want them to. Pictures look nice to me.

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Old Mar 12, 2010, 7:25 AM   #5
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I like these shots. They look sharp enough to me. I miss my best friend Bailey. She was a great lab golden mix. Best dog I ever had. At 14.5 she died last September about 20 days before my brother. 2009 was a tough year. Someday I may get another lab.
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GW, these look good to me... I am using an old laptop whilst away from home on business. These look sharp enough to me.
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Thanks guys, for all the comments.
The jury is still out on this lens,to me it seems awfully soft.
I need to do some more testing...


Tony, I know what you mean, lost my mom and sister last year. I highly recommend getting another dog! I hope this year is a much better one for you.
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Nice pics .... know the problem well !

My GSD will never keep still. She jumps amazingly high to catch balls and I've love to catch her mid-leap. Any tips on how to set that up will go to good use !!
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Your's Looks a lot better than my old 135mm f2.8 I stopped using mine way to soft

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Frogfish, the only thing I could think of would be to have someone else play with her while you snap photos or use a tripod with a remote and pre-focus on where you think she'll be at the moment you shoot. Worth a try.
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