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Old Apr 15, 2010, 1:27 PM   #1
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Default First Tamron 90mm Shots (not so exciting) !

Couldn't wait to get home to try it so these were taken in the office ! Inspired by Snostorm's macro shots - I wrapped tissue around the in-camera flash and held it in place with rubber bands to create a cheap diffuser.

Orignal shots (just re-sized) followed by 1:1 crops. No other PP.

I am really impressed with the resolution & bokeh and can't wait to get extension tubes on it.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 4:25 PM   #2
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Just like a kid on Christmas morning!
Now add just a touch of levels adjustment to bring out the blacks and it will really pop.
OK, now I have to go play with my macro.
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I tell you what, for 100% crops those are pretty damn fine! The images I took today with the 70-300 macro and the extension tube, I wouldn't have dared to post 100% crops of as they just looked terrible. I cannot wait for my Tamron 90mm lens to turn up now, and I look forward to the both of us playing with this lens and seeing what it can do!

If I hadn't already ordered it, these shots would have cemented the deal.
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Oops, correction I said "levels," I meant "curves."
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There's nothing quite like a new macro lens, especially if its your first one. I know you'll love it, they are just so much fun. If your office is anything like mine, there's another do-it-yourself diffuser that's probably handy - a coffee filter. I tend to use one all the time with my 540, it does a nice job of softening the light. I use it wirelessly mostly, using the on-board flash as controller only, letting all of the light come from the 540.
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Couldn't wait to get home to try it so these were taken in the office ! Inspired by Snostorm's macro shots - I wrapped tissue around the in-camera flash and held it in place with rubber bands to create a cheap diffuser.

Orignal shots (just re-sized) followed by 1:1 crops. No other PP.

I am really impressed with the resolution & bokeh and can't wait to get extension tubes on it.
The sample images are very good indeed. Was that Tamron 90mm di macro?
I had that before. A great lens


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Old Apr 16, 2010, 5:24 AM   #7
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Ha ha GW - spot on. My wife thinks I've gone nuts ! I'll try manipulating the blacks to see how that makes them 'pop' !

Tachi - i put about 8" of extension tubes (2 x 4") on them today but either I did something wrong or there was just not enough light as everything was extremely dark and impossible to focus. I'm going to have to play around with that rig to see what was wrong.

Mtngal : you are so right, this is already my favourite lens (bar the 10-20 I think). I am taking baby steps into the world of flash (I have a ring-flash on it's way - that should help) but it is a little intimidating - especially when there is so much to learn with this my first DSLR too.

Didn't help that my GSD chewed up my nice new diffuser whilst I was busy setting up the rest of the gear but looking on the bright it's a good excuse to go back to the camera mall again) !

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The sample images are very good indeed. Was that Tamron 90mm di macro?
I had that before. A great lens

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Yes Daniel, exactly that lens.
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Not to change the subject, but which Waterman is that?
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Couldn't wait to get home to try it so these were taken in the office ! Inspired by Snostorm's macro shots - I wrapped tissue around the in-camera flash and held it in place with rubber bands to create a cheap diffuser.

Orignal shots (just re-sized) followed by 1:1 crops. No other PP.

I am really impressed with the resolution & bokeh and can't wait to get extension tubes on it.
Oh, I can't wait till I get mine... I also have my eye on the Tamron 90mm. THANKS frogfish! Nices shots, mate.

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