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First Photos with the Tamron 90mm…

by on Feb.28, 2010, under Life, Photography

We spent the afternoon at Cremorne Point here in Sydney so I took the opportunity to take some photos with my new Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro lens. It was in the afternoon so not an ideal time of day (it was very bright) but it was overcast so that softened the light somewhat.

The first shot is a macro of some flowers in the shade along the path. Normally you’d really need to use a tripod for this sort of macro work. With a depth of field so incredibly small any movement is going to put the focus off (these flower buds were only a few millimeters across) – the following is handheld (since I didn’t have a tripod with me) so you take what you can get…

Macro Flowers

1/100 sec at f/5.0, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

This shot is of two of my daughters sitting on the rocks just next to the lighthouse at the end of Cremorne Point.

1/1600 sec at f/4.0, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

Wide open at f/2.8 – it’s still sharp and the bokeh is so nice and dreamy – so far I’m really happy with this new purchase.

1/2500 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

On the ferry to Mosman.

1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

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