Frank, you're such an instigator!

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Okay, I must confess. I just bought another "mid-range" lens. The salesman at K & S showed me the Tamron 28-105mm /f 2.8 on my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I was intrigued.

Fortunately I wasn't impulsive, came home and did some research on the
net and discovered the Tamron 28-108 mm /f2.8 wasn't loved and has an
intimidating 82mm filter size. I bid on one on ebay and it never met
the sellers reserve, but since I had emailed him several times with
questions, I contacted him after the auction and made him an offer,
which he accepted. The lens came yesterday. I was concerned when I
first put it on the camera. Got an error message "fEE" and thought,
oh my, what have I done now! I switch the lens to manual and was able
to get it to work. Then switched it back to AF and everything was
fine. Anybody ever had this problem when they put a lens on?

Took a bunch a pictures yesterday and here's what I got. I've got my
reservations, but we'll see. Please let me know what you think.

Thanks, Virginia

All these were shot in Aperature on the D70 at ISO 200 and post processed in PSCS.

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Last Light
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/5.6

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Black Bird Perch
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/160 sec
Aperture f/11

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Clover
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/8

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Clover amid the the grasses and wild flowers
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/60 sec
Aperture f/11

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The Polo Ponies
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/320 sec
Aperture f/11

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Bird's Eye View
Focal Length 50 mm
Exposure Time 1/400 sec
Aperture f/11

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Feisty Paint
Focal Length 50 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Aperture f/11

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On the Run
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/250 sec
Aperture f/11

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Roper #1
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/250 sec
Aperture f/11

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Roper #2
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/80 sec
Aperture f/11

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The Empty Stall
Focal Length 40 mm
Exposure Time 1/125 sec
Aperture f/11

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The Gate Keeper
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/160 sec
Aperture f/11
 
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Virginia,

Not sure if it was me or UF that you are accusing (I would never suspect UF, since he has never encouraged anyone to spend beyond their budget....;-)), but it could apply in either case I suppose.... :lol:

Great series of pics. Looks like the lens is going to work out just great.

Congrat's!!

Frank
 
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The only knock on that lens is the focus speed, a speed demon it ain't.

As to the fEE error, be sure that you have the lens set at the minimum aperture when in AF. Standard on all Nikon cameras, and one I stll screw up all over the place :oops: . This may be the single advantage of the G lenses, you can't get that darned error for that reason :wink: .

Nice shots, enjoy the lens, it is a great piece of glass.
 
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Here's one at f/2.8.

Excellent suggestion, Paul. I'll try some more test shots under a more controlled environment and post them later.

I forgot to post this one, the first one I tried. It's called the "fern's perspective".
Focal Length 105 mm
Exposure Time 1/250 sec
Aperture f/2.8
ISO Equivalent 200
Exposure Bias -2/3
White Balance (-1)
Metering Mode matrix (5)

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WOW Virginia!! Very nice!! Your first shot blew me away!! My eyes were humongous when I saw that shot!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
 
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beaucamera said:
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PS: my father-in-law isn't too happy about you putting his picture on the internet without asking his permission.
 
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beaucamera said:
Okay, I must confess. I just bought another "mid-range" lens.
Good looking shots, Virginia, and I see that lens has a $150 rebate!

Of course, you realize you're just postponing the inevitable :twisted:.

Read Bjorn Rorslett or Ron Reznick's reviews of the Nikon 28-70/2.8 and you'll understand why.
 
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