II-A VC VXD (what a mouthful) would do with some birds in flight. We are still in the middle of winter so we didn’t see a lot; but I was lucky enough to grab a few. Continue reading…
I recently picked up a Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5 – 6.3 Di III-A VC VXD zoom lens for Sony E-mount pictures. This post and the next will feature pictures from this lens paired with my Sony A6600. I’m trying out this lens to see if it will work for traveling; I don’t like hauling around multiple cameras and lenses but want something that will work in a wide variety of situations.
Many years ago on a trip to Washington DC with our kids and my mom we walked by a vendor selling picture postcards. He called out over and over “Eight postcards for a dollar – ALL DIFFERENT!” It was one of those moments we all remember and often paraphrase that line today; for example, at a buffet “Eight side dishes – ALL DIFFERENT!”. Well this project required 120 pictures – ALL THE SAME. That’s right I took 120 pictures of exactly the same scene in order to find the best light modifier for my cooking pictures.
Back in 2016 when I bought my first Sony E-mount camera (full frame Sony A7R2) I purchased a Sony 90mm Macro G lens and a Sony 24-240 all purpose lens. The 90mm macro lens is great for close up shots, I’ve taken a few – like these pictures of our garden – but my photography never trended that direction. I considered selling it; but it’s such a nice lens I hate to give it up. So, I tried putting this full frame llens on my APS-C Sony A6600 to see how it would fare. I wandered around the house and outside to give it a go. I am very pleased with the results.
After a one-night stay in Couer d’Alene, Idaho we went to Flathead Lake, Montana for two nights – giving us a full day to explore the lake.