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Old Aug 31, 2006, 6:39 PM   #1
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Found this frog in the yard, actually the dog pointed it since she couldn't find any pheasants. The last one is as close as I could get before the frog couldn't take it any longer and went away.

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 6:51 PM   #2
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Beautifully sharp images.

How close did you have to get to the frog in each shot?

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 7:04 PM   #3
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The frog was about 2 inches long and the last photo was about the same distance away, so the frog was fairly good about sitting there. I didn't realize how close I was while looking through the viewfinder, since the macro lens extends to double its normal length at the highest magnification.

The first shot was just to get a photo of the frog and then I kept moving closer until it went away.

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 8:01 PM   #4
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That is a very nice shot. I'm impressed with the Tamron 90mm lens. What are you thoughts when it comes to zoom lensvs fixed lenses? Do you feel that the optics/clarity is better with fixed lenses? Or is the conveniance of a zoom lens worth it? I know I'm asking for generalities and thatit might be hard to compare apples to oranges, but I just wanted someopinions so that I may better plan out my next lens purchase.
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I find the fixed FL lenses are sharper than zooms, and to get a really sharp zoom with AF you will pay more than for an equal fixed FL lens.

That said, many zooms do a nice job and work well for most people.

A dedicated fixed FL Macro lens is the way to go instead of a zoom with a Macro setting.

If you can't afford a Macro lens, extension tubes do a nice job for very little money.


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OMG, robin.
tom changed lens!! very nice shots and some good advice..

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 8:20 PM   #7
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Roy,

It will make you happy to know that I had to take the 300mm off to put the Macro on for the frog shot but all my Vegas shots were with the 28-70mm.

I actually left the 300mm home!

I liked the color on the frog and wanted to see how the DS captured it.

The images are full frame, with no PP other than a very small amount of USM.

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Really nice shots! With as dry as it has been this summer, I haven't seen many frogs.
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Roy,

It will make you happy to know that I had to take the 300mm off to put the Macro on for the frog shot but all my Vegas shots were with the 28-70mm.

I actually left the 300mm home!

I liked the color on the frog and wanted to see how the DS captured it.

The images are full frame, with no PP other than a very small amount of USM.

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tom, you know i'm kidding, right???
i love you 300mm shots. they are somethin to strive for as well as images from the tamron.

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Roy,

I realize that, I just did make a point to not take the 300mm with me to Vegas, and really only one lens so I could concentrate on photos and not which lens I should use.

It really was a fun experience and I got a new respect for the 28-70mm zoom.

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