Archive for Canon EOS 5Diii

Spruce Flat Falls

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2020 by lilybug1960

Spruce Flat Falls.
 
Don’t worry, I’m not violating any laws or orders by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains right now. I am simply going through my calendar of images for April and reviewing them. Often I find images I did years ago, in this case 4 years ago, and think about what I would do differently if I could go back today (if it were possible). Sometimes if it is close and the conditions are good, I go and see if I can improve on an image. I may be totally happy with an image but I may feel I have learned something new or technology may have progressed to help me make it better. So many places to revisit…
 
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 2 seconds, Circular Polarizer to reduce glare, Sirui tripod and ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #tamron2470, #SiruiUSA, #Sirui, #BearWoodsPhotography

Someone is in my landscape!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2019 by lilybug1960

Someone is in my landscape!
 
Most people don’t know that I made my living, early in my career, as a portrait photographer. I also did events and weddings, but my passion always was outdoors chasing birds, bugs and light. When the folks at Tamron asked me about the new lens as a possible travel lens, especially paired up with the 17-35mm, I thought it would be great, but I also saw the value as a portrait/event lens. Being able to photograph at 35mm wide open at f2.8, and then zoom into 150mm and shoot at f4 would be great. I put it to the task at a road lined with oaks in Charleston earlier this year. Andre Costantini agreed to pose for me in the middle of the road for the test. This is the image at 150mm. The almost 3D effect is achieved by shooting wide open and creating the separation between he and the background. Not that I ever want to do a lot of portraits again, but if I do, I know what lens I will use…
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #PortraitTravelZoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

A view that never grows old

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2019 by lilybug1960

A view that never grows old.
 
Everyone has a “special place” and mine is the Tetons. I hate leaving them each time I visit and count the days until I return. Soon I will see them and spend time watching light dance off their faces. It is currently snowing on them, this image is from January, but the mountains will still have a nice coating of snow. The wildflowers are a little behind, but the wildlife is great, so our group of workshop participants will have great opportunities. I am looking forward to shooting the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens again while there. I received my lens the other day and it is part of my “Triple Threat” of Travel/Wildlife lenses that I will be carrying. Below is a link to the Unboxing Video and the Video on my “Triple Threat” of lenses. Take a few minutes if you can and check them out. I’ll hopefully do a few videos from out there and when I return.
 
 
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/25th, Sirui tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #Tamron35150, #TamronImageMaster, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

What does the Dual MPU do in the new Tamron 35-150mm lens?

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

What does the Dual MPU do in the new Tamron 35-150mm lens?
 
When I tested the new Tamron 35-150mm lens I read in the description of features about the Dual MPU (Micro Processor Unit), but honestly did not know what it would do for me and my photography until I went out for an afternoon on a sailboat. In a typical lens, there is a single processor that is responsible for the focus and the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, but with this lens there are separate processors, one for focus, one for Vibration Compensation. This can be extremely important when you are on a boat trying your best to capture images of someone while the boat is rocking left and right. Throw into the mix trying to keep the horizon level and it can be a nightmare. For my composition I wanted to place something between my subject, fellow photographer and friend Andre Costantini, that I would change focus to see how quickly it would go from the foreground back to Andre. The whole time I was doing this experiment, I kept the horizon level as well, or as close a possible. It worked great, and after I finished and pulled the camera away from my face, I really felt the pitch of the boat. Looking through the camera I had not felt it, which was a great testimony for the Vibration Compensation feature and how quickly it worked. I didn’t know what the dual processors would do before I went out on the boat, but I definitely appreciated it and understood it afterwards!
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, 1/800th of a second exposure, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

TA Moulton Barn with the new Tamron 35-150mm

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2019 by lilybug1960

TA Moulton Barn with the Tamron 35-150mm lens.
 
I wanted to share more images that I captured using the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens this past January. We had hike out about a mile to photograph the barns and with the perfect conditions a few of us hiked over to TA’s Barn after we did John Moulton’s Barn. The snow was a little deeper there, about 3 feet deep in one point, but the results were well worth the hike. I am really looking forward to getting back out there in just over 2 weeks to shoot the same scene again. My goal is to shoot the entire week with 3 lenses, the 17-35mm, the 35-150mm, and the 150-600mm. I think this lens will probably be the lens for the overwhelming majority of the landscape images. It is so sharp, it will be nice to see what it does on the hi resolution capabilities of the D-850.
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

What is BBAR Coating, and why do I need it?

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2019 by lilybug1960

What is BBAR Coating, and why do I need it?
 
One of the features of the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC USD lens is the BBAR Coating, or Broad Band Anti-Reflective Coating. It is designed to reduce ghosting a flare in the lens. This is most evident when facing directly into the sun, like this image I made at Folly Beach Pier. I like to use sun stars in my images and way too often you get a spot of flare and ghosting around the pier post. I did many images to test this feature and was extremely happy to see the results and lack of flare. So now you know what BBAR Coating is and why you probably will have trouble sleeping without it…
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

John Moulton Barn with the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2019 by lilybug1960

John Moulton Barn with the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens.
 
Over the next few days I will share more images made with the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens. I know I seem overly excited about a new lens, but hear me out. I always am looking at ways to travel more efficiently, and of course more lightly. When I have to travel with a set of lenses that cover from 17mm to 150mm I would normally be travelling with 4 lenses, the 17-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-210mm or 70-200mm, and the 150-600mm. With this new lens I am now covering the 35-150mm range with one lens and no overlap. This eliminates the need to carry the additional lens and also eliminates a couple pounds. It also means that I can cover the 17-150mm range with two lenses that fit easily into my slingbag, and still leave room for batteries, water and a snack. This combo is awesome!
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

Oxbow Bend with the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2019 by lilybug1960

Oxbow Bend with the Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens.
 
This is another image from the Tetons of Oxbow Bend I captured with the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens in January. It was a crisp, clear morning with incredible color behind the Tetons. I am really looking forward to getting back to the Tetons with this lens as well as the 17-35mm and 150-600mm lenses. It is going to be nice to travel with just 3 lenses covering my entire range!
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #Tamron, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

The new Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2019 by lilybug1960

Tamron has officially announced the release date of the new 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens as May 23, 2019. I was very fortunate to have been able to do some testing on the lens back in January in the Tetons and in Charleston, SC. When I heard about the prospect of a lens in this range, my initial response was “what a great travel lens”! When asked by Tamron to elaborate, I said teaming this lens up with the 17-35mm gives me very wide to medium telephoto in a compact combination. Later I thought about when combining those two lenses with a 150-600mm, you literally have all you need in 3 lenses! I put it through the ringers in 10 degree weather during some sunrises in Wyoming, then the warmth of the Atlantic in Charleston. With the images I wanted to see good sharpness and contrast for my landscape work. I was very pleased with the results. As we get closer to the date I am getting more excited to lighten what I am carrying by condensing my basic kit to 2 or 3 lenses, depending on what I am going to be photographing. I know my trip to the Tetons this May will be done with 3 lenses!
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60 of a second, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #portraittravelzoom, #35150, #tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #PerfectTravelKit, #BearWoodsPhotography, #tamron35150

Folly Beach Pier

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2019 by lilybug1960

Folly Beach Pier.
 
I have been in Charleston for a project for the past few days, wrapping up this morning with a presentation on Bird Photography to the Tamron Tech Team. Yesterday though I was able to get out to the Folly Beach Pier for a sunrise. It was a beautiful morning as you can see! The tidal pools offered some great opportunities to capture some nice reflections and being here in the winter keeps the number of footprints down in the sand. I look forward to being back in Bear Woods for a little while before heading off to the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival for an event.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon 5D iii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, lens at 17mm, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #BearWoodsPhotography