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Cheap glass can be fun too...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by cwilt, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    A few snaps with the Tamron 28-300vc and Fuji S5

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    155mm    f/6.0    1/30s    ISO 800

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 640

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    300mm    f/16.0    1/55s    ISO 100
  2. love that first one, Charles
    nothing wrong with CHEAP glass.... when they are being used by an EXPENSIVE photographer... :smile:
  3. nice work Chas
  4. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    He was talking to me while and then it got quiet. I turned around to find him like that. Something about that old leather couch that makes you sleepy.

    Thanks. Don't tell my clients I am expensive. :wink:

    Thanks. I thought I would post them here since family snap shots don't belong in the portraiture forum.
  5. contrary to that Charles they are fine in portraiture.
  6. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I couldn't resist. LOL
  7. I know....:wink:
  8. bill-e


    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Nice shots and I agree, I have some great pics from my cheap 70-300 Sigma
  9. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO

    At some point along the way I have had just about every pro lens that Nikon makes under 200mm. My favorite shots came from the 50 primes.
  10. keko


    Jul 20, 2007

    that first shot is breathtaking! The B&W conversion is spot on!!!

    How did you end up with a Tammy 28-300VC?
  11. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

  12. ubetcha


    Nov 12, 2006
    San Diego, Ca
    I love the first, you really did capture the innocence and peace of all children embodied in this little guy. Very nice Charles!
  13. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    Nice work Charles, great shots are all the better when they've not cost the Earth
  14. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Thats straight from the Fuji S5. I set it to b&w, widest DR, hardest tone, and no sharpening or noise removal.

    I have been playing a lot with 3rd party lenses lately. Now I have 2 Tamrons which are the 17-50/2.8 and the 28-300vc. Two Sigmas that are the 50-150/2.8 and the 100-300/4.

    Mostly because they offer something that Nikon does not have. The 17-50 tamron is much smaller than the nikon. The 28-300 offers OK image quality in a very wide range with stabilization that is excellent. With great technique I can get sharp 2 second shots, handheld. :wink:

    Thank you, but he did all the work. I just pushed the button.:wink:

    Everything has a cost. Some is just less than others.
  15. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    D2x + 28-300
    300mm, f/11, 1/25

    NIKON D2X    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/25s    ISO 200
  16. acolo63


    Aug 11, 2008
    Santa Cruz, CA
  17. scooptdoo

    scooptdoo Guest

    knock out smile on your avitar.
  18. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO

    Oddly enough, I find that the D2x does better with red roses using the right setup, than my Fuji S5. That just baffles my mind at this point. Time to do some testing. :smile:
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