Topic: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

This was with 55mm of tubes behind the lens on a Sony Alpha A7R body, with twin Nissin RC flash. The lens was at f16, ISO 200, hand-held.

The flower was about the 25mm across.

Harold

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/88/1274988.jpg


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/91/1274991.jpg?ts=1458894973

Last edited by e6filmuser (2016-03-25 10:58:54)

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

Must be difficult to do hand held! Congrats.

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

Minolfan wrote:

Must be difficult to do hand held! Congrats.

Thanks. Not so bad at this low magnification. See the ones with the Schneider HM 40:

http://forum.manualfocus.org//viewtopic.php?id=19564

Those are difficult.

Harold

Last edited by e6filmuser (2016-03-25 13:26:49)

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

Nice Harold... I also like them.

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

JimH wrote:

Nice Harold... I also like them.

Thanks.

I obtained that lens at about the time that digital was displacing film and it needs a full frame to perform as intended.

Harold

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

I like the highlighted petals and the shadow of the pistils projected on them ,
this enhances the 3D effect .

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

ikonpeter wrote:

I like the highlighted petals and the shadow of the pistils projected on them ,
this enhances the 3D effect .

I like to retain some shadow but I should have moderated it more.

Harold

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

Amazing images, very nice crispness and colors. I like them.

I envy your patient to hand held the camera. You have so many DOF, thats really great.

Hanoi

Re: Tamron Anniversary Edition SP 180mm Macro

Hanoi wrote:

Amazing images, very nice crispness and colors. I like them.

I envy your patient to hand held the camera. You have so many DOF, thats really great.

Hanoi

Can you imagine trying to get the same variety of angles and compositions with a tripod? That would take more patience than I have for everyday macro.

As for DOF, the secret is to chose the viewing angle to make the best use of it.

In macro, when you focus on your subject don't just focus on the near side. Focus through the subject and back again and then choose a focus position which keeps the near side of it sharp but also some depth of it, according to your requirements.

Harold

Last edited by e6filmuser (2016-03-25 16:40:22)