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Thu Dec 2, 2021, 06:59 PM

We bought a new lens this week.

Our recent trip to Maui convinced me that I had to find a lightweight, long zoom lens for my wonderful wife Legger. She has serious shoulder issues, plus she hates to change lenses. We got our new Tamron 18-400mm zoom on Tuesday, which is the same lens that Peggy has used quite a bit. I was wondering where we could go to test it out when the neighborhood Cooper's Hawk obliged us by visiting his favorite tree. I did quite a bit of work on this file, but I am thrilled with the results.

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Reply We bought a new lens this week. (Original post)
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 OP
SheltieLover Dec 2021 #1
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #2
Philosophizing Fool Dec 2021 #3
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2021 #5
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #10
Diamond_Dog Dec 2021 #6
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #11
sinkingfeeling Dec 2021 #7
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #12
Sherman A1 Dec 2021 #8
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #13
Sherman A1 Dec 2021 #15
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #19
George McGovern Dec 2021 #9
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #14
HAB911 Dec 2021 #16
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #17
HAB911 Dec 2021 #18
Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2021 #20

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:02 PM

1. Wow!

Gorgeous! Ty for sharing!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:04 PM

2. Thank you!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:17 PM

3. Exquisite detail

 

That is an amazing capture. Talent and timing indeed. Thank you for sharing.

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Response to Philosophizing Fool (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:32 PM

4. Thank you.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:40 PM

5. A great capture, my dear Grumpy!

Your wife sounds like me, lol! My shoulders hurt too, sometimes, and I HATE to change lenses. AndyS is curing me of the latter!

This is an excellent lens. Here's a photo that I used that lens on, recently:



It's been great. It really spoils you for almost anything else, or so I have found.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 10:58 PM

10. That's a great shot Peggy.

I think we'll get a lot of use out of this lens.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:43 PM

6. What a great shot!

I like the way you framed it with the pine branch that “points” at the subject… really nice.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 11:00 PM

11. Full disclosure...

That branch waa a happy accident. I was just glad to get the shot.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 07:53 PM

7. I have that lens and used it for my shots of African wildlife.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 11:02 PM

12. We hope to do that someday

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 08:02 PM

8. I believe you will like it

I have had it a couple of years now and find it nice to have on my Canon T2i. I do have a Sigma 150-500mm but that is a tripod only lens as it is too heavy to hand hold. I did get some great pics of the solar eclipse a few years ago with it and it is handy to use for lunar photos.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 11:29 PM

13. I have it mounted on a Canon T6s.

I think it's a great combo, perfect for my wife. It's also going to be my walk-around camera. I also own a Sigma 150-600mm, which is a terrific lens but it weighs five pounds! I may sell that one.

My wildlife rig these days is a Canon R5 with an RF 100-500mm.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:30 AM

15. I've thought of trading in the Sigma 150-500mm

For a 150-600, but just not sure on it being worthwhile. I did get a macro lens in 2020 during the spring sales but haven’t come close to mastering it yet.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:47 AM

19. I don't know if it would be a good trade...

...just to pick up an extra 100mm.

I have two zoom lenses that have some macro capabilities, plus a set of macro extension tubes. They come in handy.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 08:11 PM

9. Great shot Grumpy Old Guy!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 11:31 PM

14. Thanks George!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 07:51 AM

16. Ah yes, the long reach

I love it!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:37 AM

17. Me too.

You just can't beat a long lens. The new software, e.g. Topaz, seems to make the lenses even longer.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:40 AM

18. Absolutely. Topaz has saved many of mine

for various reasons. Looking at Andy's post "The future of Photography", I expect most corrections and refinements could be resident in camera one day.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:48 AM

20. That would be great!

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