The Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 G2 as a Landscape Lens

The Tamron SP 70-200mm G2 as a Landscape lens.
Most of the time you hear people wanting and using a lens in the 70-200mm f2.8 range for portraits. Why? Well, the longer length, the wider f-stop gives beautiful shallow depth of field and isolates the subject against a background. The new G2 version of this lens has been receiving great reviews for this purpose and justifiably so. However, I want to let you know it is also a fantastic landscape lens. When photographing in the Smoky Mountains last week, there were many times I wanted to isolate sections of the river on Roaring Fork. I could do this in two ways, either get in the river or use a longer zoom. Getting in the river and getting closer would have changed my angle of view which would have worked against my desired composition. The right choice was to maintain my angle of view from higher up on the bridge while zooming in and isolating a section of rapids.
The lens is incredibly sharp so I knew I wouldn’t sacrifice any quality in the image by simply using the zoom. The weight of the lens offered a very nice balance with the camera with the tripod collar that has the 39mm dovetail allowing me to directly mount the lens to the tripod. Because I was on a tripod I turned the Vibration Compensation feature off. I attached a high quality Circular Polarizer to the front to reduce the glare while increasing the saturation of the mossy rocks. I am looking forward to our workshop in the Smokys this week and getting to put this lens into additional great locations! When shooting scenic images, don’t always get in the mindset of cropping in the computer, think about cropping in camera by using a longer lens such as the Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 100, shutter speed of .8 seconds, Sirui Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #SiruiUSA, #MindShiftGear
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