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New kit! - Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and Tamron Di 90mm macro

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by wunkley, 6 May 2006.

  1. wunkley

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,094

    Location: Yancashire

    Have been a bit wreckless this week and splashed out on 2 new lenses (as in the title).

    First up, the Tamron 90mm Di macro. Seems like a great lense and I'm quite new to dedicated macro so here's a first few shots:


    A wee snail in the garden. This fella was only about 2cm across.

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    The obligatory lens cap shot. Lots of noise on this one, and fluff, but I quite like it...


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    Here's one from the Sigma. Seems pretty sharp but I need to do some more testing. I did some in the house yesterday and it was pretty soft when at 2.8 but have heard most zoom lenses are at 2.8 (not just sigma). Using f4 or above seems good though.

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    Will try post some more tomorrow. Walked for miles today lugging all my kit and the Sigma weighs a ton. Am knacked, off to land of nod...
     
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  2. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 102

    post sigma now!

    before i go and buy it!

    hurry :p
     
  3. wunkley

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    Ok, here's a quickie. Not the most exciting shot but I think it shows good clarity of this lens. What u reckon?

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  4. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

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    blimey, lovely indeed.

    Great shot, looks good to meee

    Dan
     
  5. wunkley

    Mobster

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    Cheers Marik. You thinking of getting this lens then?
    I would say it's very good, but I'm not gushing about it yet as I haven't had chance to really use it properly. It was really cloudy and dull here yesterday, which I guess is conditions that this lens excels in, but I'd like to test it more in nice bright conditions to see what it can produce.

    One thing I will say is that my left arm is bloody aching from holding it already.
     
  6. Sleepyd

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

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    They should put a disclaimer on any advertisements - This is a 2.8 zoom, according to our records this is the nearest gym in your area, please enrol to prepare yourself.
     
  7. wunkley

    Mobster

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    Location: Yancashire


    :D It's like lifting a sack o spuds to your eye every shot, and you can't just leave it dangling round your neck either when you're walking so you have to sort of suspend it as you go.
     
  8. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

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    Lol hehe

    Yes I am indeed mate, it was either the sigma 70-300 Macro thing for 160 odd, or this one, and I am going for the 2.8 :D

    Definelty going to get it, just need to give someone the cash to go get it for me :D

    Dan
     
  9. wunkley

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

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    That's the one I had before this beast, but I broke it. Had it on a tripod and it fell over. I think my evil half gave it a shove as I didn't really like it.
     
  10. Marik

    Gangster

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    hehe
     
  11. themask70

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

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    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    Nice :)