A couple of quick shots with the new glass

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  1. Crimsonandwhite

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    As stated earlier, I got a new Tamron 70-300mm f/5.6 macro lens

    Here is a few pics with the new glass, let me know what you think. nothing special, just crap I got in the backyard. Also this was my first time shooting RAW files, and that PP is a bit different, let me know where I can improve.....TIA

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    EXIF on the last one: 1/25s f/8.0 ISO100 105mm

    Mighy want to bump the ISO a bit... better to have a bit more noise if necessary to have a bit more depth of field and higher shutter speed.

    Macro shots like f/16 to F/22 with that lens...

    So far so good.
     
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    they look good, well done, im sure some experimentation and more time will improve things :D

    I really like the second one unusually..
     
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    I like number 3. Stop down to at least f/11 if possible when doing macro. My 70-300mm (Sigma) is my favourite lens. Keep on shooting.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I see where you guys are talking about stopping down when in macro, I am just curious as to why? I feel I understand when people actually over explain if that makes sense....
     
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    nice pics...uuuuuugggly flower
     
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    OK... The reason to use higher f/stops in macro is to increase your depth of field (the amount of area "before" and "behind" the focus spot). The higher the depth of field, the larger the zone of focus. While this effect works both in "normal" pictures and in "macro", the shallow depth of field due to lower f/stops is much more of an issue when shooting macro.

    This is quite a simple answer (OK, it is vastly oversimplified, I know) to a much more involved question, but it will give you a basic idea why you might want to use higher f/stops when you can in macro.
     
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    Ok I think I see what you are talking about now. Like in pic 1 where the outside parts of the flower are starting to come out of focus, if I were a couple stops highers then the whole flower would be in focus but I would not lose my defocused background..... Am I in the area here?

    Thanks Sab
     

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