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Old Mar 24, 2010, 2:47 PM   #1
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Default Cherry Blossom Macro with the Tamron 70 - 300

As an aside to the other Macro thread ..... I also tried out the macro on this fair lens. Photos were taken from about 4 feet away (minimum focusing distance for this camera I think).
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Shown are the originals (untouched) and their 1-1 crops.

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Old Mar 24, 2010, 3:52 PM   #3
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I have to say this Tammy produces a very nice Bokeh !
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Sounds like you made a really wise choice for K7! And, I'm sure you will really enjoy and put it good use. Nice pictures. Thanks. Ned
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I like the Tamron 70-300 for some macro work, particularly when you're trying to get detail on an insect to which you don't want to get too close, i.e. a bee or wasp. You've done a nice job with it on this series.

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Some great detail, and great rendition of color as well!
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Thanks Ned & Mole - all credit to the lens !

Thanks Paul - actually the 70-300 has really surprised me in this regard. I am selling both the 80-320 and 70-300 to get the 55-300 but may reconsider the Tamron now !
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If I were you, I'd keep the tamron for these macro shots. The 55-300 doesn't have a macro option. I don't plan on getting rid of my 70-300, it's the only AF macro lens I have.
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If you really get involved with macro you'll probably want to get a dedicated macro lens. But until that time you can do all kinds of things with the Tamron. If you can afford to keep it until then, do - it might not be able to do true 1:1, but at 1:2 it will do almost as well and better than the 55-300 which does 1:3.5 (or something like that).
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The 70-300 is one lens I don't think I'll ever part with. I love it. For the price you can't go wrong.

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