A similarly framed portrait at 300mm vs 85mm... The 300mm could have much larger aperture and a much more blurred background.
They are two completely different lenses. Depending on your body and purpose, having the reach is better than speed.
this compares the MTF of the newer VC and the Nikon:
source: Tamron's SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 and 10-24mm...
just looking at the sharpness field map comparing the two at dxo, i'd pick the nikon.
oh n/m that's for the older model.
Posting my bad photos here made me better...
this is only a problem if you're using available light. also, some/many "portraits" taken at 1.8 won't have sufficient DOF.
I'd say today the 150-600 is the default lens for birding. anything shorter is too short -- especially for small birds.
so you can...
300 from 250 isn't going to help much for birds. Look for a used Tamron 150-600 vc
sold to a good home.
i used to frequent /r/bad_cop_no_donut. Oh the stories I've read over the years...
there's always one unlucky apple in the spoiled bunch.
these are so bad I may need to write in my LiveJournal.
I am a full time "people photographer". I go for the natural looks as well. What works well for me is to talk and really connect with my...
Separate names with a comma.