Friday, July 28, 2017

The perfect walk about travel lens;

I just recently bought a Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5 - 6.3 for my Sony A68 SLT camera. I had always read and heard that one has to sacrifice sharpness with super zooms. Not so with this one although, 200mm is on the low end of super zooms, but it is still a great range of focal length to have in one lens.

It is great for the zoo. You can get by with just one camera. It allows you to take wide angle candids around the zoo of the people and places, and it allows you to take sharp close-up images of the animals. I cannot believe that I survived this long without it. It has all the benefits of a super-zoom bridge camera plus, the detail of an ASP-C sensor. As the days go by, I frequently leave the house with just the camera, and not my bag as it is not necessary to change out lenses.

For you Nikon and Canon owners, they make the same lens for you. It was only $199.00 US, and I can honestly say that I believe it to be as sharp as my Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 and that is a more than three times the cost lens. It is especially good for situations with good light, but I have made some nice photos with it at sunset and lower light conditions.

I can definitely recommend it to anyone interested in an all in one lens. Especially considering the cost.

Here are some more examples: 

Down on the Farm

In the rain

At Photography Meet-ups


Out in the field

At setting sun

Portraits of Pretty Girls

Distinguished Gentlemen


At the Zoo

It performs really well in most all conditions.

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