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05/28/2006 06:42:03 PM · #1
I've been hearing a lot about this lens...I'm doing portrait photography as a part-time business....was this a good choice?

05/28/2006 06:44:58 PM · #2
05/28/2006 06:46:57 PM · #3
05/28/2006 07:03:15 PM · #4
is this a macro lens???

Does it have a macro mode on it or is it macro the entire time or what? I got it for portraits, not for macro photography...whats the deal--i just noticed that it says macro.
05/28/2006 07:52:31 PM · #5
I was just out doing some macro shooting with my Tam28-75 today. At 75mm, you can focus to within about 5 inches of your subject. That ain't bad. I'll post a sample a little later.
05/28/2006 08:25:00 PM · #6
does it have a macro switch? Is it macro the entire time?
05/28/2006 08:26:13 PM · #7
This lens seems to be an agreed site favorite.
05/28/2006 08:30:09 PM · #8
Likely like my nikon 60mm macro...Always macro...it just means that you can position the lens very close 3-5 inches from your subject. Doesn't need a switch.


Originally posted by specialk0783:

does it have a macro switch? Is it macro the entire time?
05/28/2006 08:30:59 PM · #9
No, theres no macro switch... the lens has a minimum focusing distance of 13" of its entire zoom range. Zoomed to 75mm and used at the minimum distance of 13" the lens works well as a macro.
05/28/2006 08:37:30 PM · #10
love mine. I have found a couple of times my vocus was off but over extremely pleased.
05/28/2006 08:49:47 PM · #11
Very good choice. :-)
05/28/2006 08:51:55 PM · #12
The Tamron is the best investment I've made for my camera. It is a perfect walk around lens! I also use it for my wedding shoots 95% of the time! You've made a good choice!
05/28/2006 09:01:18 PM · #13
Just shot this today. I didn't measure or anything, but I'm positive the end of the lens was no more than 5-6 inches from the flower:

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It is a very capable macro lens, and given that it's such a good performer overall, that just makes it even more valuable, IMO.
05/28/2006 10:00:42 PM · #14
Doubtful it could be topped at twice the price.
My 28-75mm pretty much lives on my 350D.
Solid build, very sharp, fast & smooth AF and as reliable as a Toyota.
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