New Lens, First Shots

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  1. existence02

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    Just playing with a new lens I picked up today. An older lady here in town sold a Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 lens for only $5. Looks like brand new. Came with a lens hood and UV filter. She had both a speedlight and a 50mm 1.8, but had already sold them before I got there, probably just as cheap. Just wanted to share a few of my first shots with the lens from this afternoon.

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    What a great buy.
     
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    what a steal!!! Great photos!
     
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    $5?! Damn! Great find!
     
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    Great shots. Nice lens. You need to drop by her house and give her an extra few bucks.
     
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    $5 :/


    holy schmet ...
     
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    Wow...you got an astoundingly good deal.

    That first shot is really nice...could crop off a bit from the top...but all three images seem slightly OOF (out-of-focus) or don't have enough DOF (depth of field).
     
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    I think you paid too much....nice pictures though!
     
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    Damn ... how come I never find such great deals? :(
    The pictures don't look that sharp for some reason, unless you applied softness in PP.
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The pics look soft to me but for the price great.
     
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    The pictures are a little soft because I missed my focal point. These were the best of the bunch. If I posted the full resolution shots you'd see that the daisy I missed the focus on both sides of the flower's petals and hit the focus on the capitulum. Should have used a wider aperture to help with the depth of field and probably gotten a sharper image. Oh well they were really just test shots. Looking forward to getting out and actually using the new lens.
     
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    Make her day. Give her a big sloppy kiss!
     

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