The BIG lens

June 23, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
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The new toy
You might be asking what's so big about it...behold!

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Now THAT's a zoom!
The Tamron 18-270 all in one DSLR zoom lens. I think it's the only 15x zoom available in this market. Which means I don't have to worry about which lens to bring with me, or if I have the wrong one on at any moment (which just happened on my last trip to Universal Studios), since this one covers pretty much every length I would need. It feels heavier than my Nikon 55-200, which doesn't really surprise me. I'll just develop some more upper body strength if needed. The big question is, just how much zoom is this really? Well, take a look:

Birdhouse
The neighbor's bird feeder, at 18 and 270mm
Lamp
The lamp in the loft, 18-270mm
Yeah, that outta do it. Sharpness seems pretty good too.

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100% crop of my cat's eye. Scary!
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Detail shot of the bird feeder above. This was taken from about 75 feet away.
So far, pretty impressive. But I have a lot more playing to do. Time to get busy with that.

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