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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:19 am 

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The "Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD (IF) 28-75mm 1:2.8 Macro" ....

OY! What a looooong name, eh? ... anyway - this is my favorite lens!
Its range is perfect for indoor events that need a mix of standard to slight tele focals, like ... gee ... how about an annual hotel event with lots of crazy people running around in great crazy costumes in dark hotel alleys and dimly lit ball rooms?
One option is a huge flash with reflector.
I HATE flash! Plus, it may just be rude to use one, or outright off limits, and I for one agree with that policy!
The other option is an outright light bucket of a lens!

Enter either a bag with fixed focals, lots of lens swapping, and while you're at it ... the shot just walked away!
OR get the greatest compromise money can buy, a reasonably priced f/2.8 zoomie-zoom-zoom lens!


This Tamron is not just good for low light shots, but simply does great overall!


SeaTac, WA, USA, DoubleTree Hotel lobby with window daylight:

Can you say LOW light?
This one was as in really DIM light:

Babe shot in dinky yellow conference room light:

Daylight shot here:

1:1 crop from the upper image part (from a 2000 wide x 3000 tall Pentax K100d shot)

More can be found here.
This is a mix of Tammron 28-75 and Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 (the OLD one, will also post samples from it)

And more of the above lenses is here:

Owen - born late and still not catching up

"Why is a big piece of glass for a camera called fast? I've never seen any of my lenses run away!"

K100d Super, K100d, lots of "fast" glassy stuff

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:29 am 
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Just wanted to add a few I took using this lens. I'm using a Canon xt/350d on these.

32mm f4 1/200" iso100. Shot with 430EX using Gary Fong lightsphere Cloud

28mm f4 1/200" iso100. Shot with 430EX using Gary Fong lightsphere Cloud

47mm f2.8 1/200" iso100. Shot with 430EX using Gary Fong lightsphere Cloud

28mm f4 1/200" iso100. Shot with 430EX bounced off white wall to camera right

Canon 7D/350D, Σ17-50/2.8, 18-55IS, 24-105/4 IS, Σ30/1.4, 50/1.8, 55-250IS, 60/2.8, 70-200/4 IS, 85/1.8, 580ex II, 430EX II, 270EX II.

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