An 18-400mm Birding lens…is that possible?

An 18-400mm Birding lens…is that possible?

When I heard the rumors and saw the press release about Tamron’s new 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens, my first thought was “is it possible to have a lens that does both landscapes and wildlife?” I started thinking about how people use lenses in the upper range of 400mm all the time. Could it be possible that all of this could fit nicely into a small camera bag or sling bag? I couldn’t wait to put it to the test in my Backyard Bird Studio. Lighting has been so-so for the past few days but yesterday evening offered some decent light. I set up in the Studio window (office bathroom) and the male Eastern Bluebird soon posed for a few quick images. With those few images I found the answer to the question: “Could it be possible to make a landscape and birding lens in one small package?” The answer simply put is YES! This image isn’t cropped, it was shot at 400mm in a Nikon with its 1.5x crop at about 9 feet away. Look at the eye detail…Wow, that is sharp!

Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual exposure mode, f8, ISO 1800, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S and L10 head, Camera mounted to Sirui TY350 bracket, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear


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