No longer a newbie, moving up!
I got this old manual focus Tamron 200-500 zoom lens from my friend's dad. It came in the mail today (technically yesterday.. it's late), so I went for a hike up in Griffith Park to test it out. Here's a few shots from it. Personally, it feels kinda soft, but it was a cloudy (smog?) day, so i'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. It's been raining all week.. still is.. bleh.. Plus manual big lens and D70 (with tiny viewfinder and no metering capability for old lenses), are a bad combo.. it might work better on my FE (manual camera).. i'll have to try that out.