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Cheap glass can be fun too...

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

  1. cwilt

    cwilt

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

    347441108_XNa2A-O.
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    155mm    f/6.0    1/30s    ISO 800


    347440283_SaadM-O.
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 640


    347440547_MzscS-O.
    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

    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

    cwilt

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

    bill-e

    516
    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Nice shots and I agree, I have some great pics from my cheap 70-300 Sigma
     
  9. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Funny.....

    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

    keko

    143
    Jul 20, 2007
    Barcelona
    Charles,

    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

    :biggrin:
     
  12. ubetcha

    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

    rotxlk82

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

    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

    cwilt

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

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

    acolo63

    25
    Aug 11, 2008
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Beautiful!!!
     
  17. scooptdoo

    scooptdoo Guest

    knock out smile on your avitar.
     
  18. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Thanks.

    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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