Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Trying New Things
I am trying to get ahead of things this week. It is good, now that I have decided to write more, I need to make sure I have time for that.
Tamron SP 150-600mm
As I mentioned last week the lens has arrived from Maxwell International Australia. It is huge, and heavy, but not really that much heavier than the Sigma 150-500mm. I took it to the zoo the other day to try it out. I found it good to use, and loved how close I could get to the animals with it. When I got the images onto the computer I thought they were so clear. Whenever I’ve used the Sigma lens I’ve always been a little disappointed. Though to be fair to Sigma, their lens is older, and could have improved since then. I also haven’t tried the Sigma 150-600mm.
All the photos in this post were taken with the Tamron lens. I have processed them a little, not much, and except for the gorillas, I haven’t cropped them as I wanted you to be able to see what I could get. Keep in mind that it is a zoo and you do get quite good access, or get close enough to take photos.
The RRP in Australia for the lens is $1399, so not too bad. I have no idea how much it costs in other countries, though knowing what things cost here, I am sure it is cheaper overseas. Maxwell’s sent me a brochure for you to check out, click here to see it. You can also check out the Tamron website for the Tamron SP 150-600mm Lens.
I have the lens for about a month, so I will continue trying it out. I’m looking forward to trying it out on the birds at Banyule Flats.
Book on Banyule Flats
I am making plans and actually went down to Banyule Flats the other morning to take some photos. It was wonderful. It was cold and there was a mist over the swamp, so it gave it a lovely atmosphere. The sunrise wasn’t that impressive, but the mist made up for it. I am going to be going down there a lot over the next few months, and the plan is to go down there at least once a week. Get on with getting lots and lots more images for my book. I will, of course, be trying them out on your first.
Online Courses or Learning from Me
I have had someone else sign up for some classes online, which is great. This time it is going to be focused more on photo editing. So something different again. I am excited about doing there. Remember if you would like to learn from me you can get information from my website on Online classes.
I have other things available to, like the One on One photography sessions, so please check them out.
Digital Photography School
I have submitted an article for the Digital Photography School (dps) and if everything goes well then it will be published next week. It still has to be edited, and they might think it isn’t good enough, but I do hope you will all go and look for it if it is published, and maybe leave some comments, well one each would be enough. I would love to do more of this sort of thing.
It seems the problems I was having with doing videos for the newsletter has been sorted out and hopefully this next newsletter I can add more to it than the last one. If you want to get the newsletter then you can sign up here for it here. I want to start doing more instructions and giving advise on how I do my photography.
This SITHOM exhibition starts this week. The exhibition is of Street Photography in Melbourne, though not limited to just photos of people, which is nice. I have 4 images going into it.
If you would like to see the exhibition it here are the details of when it is on, Thursday, 19 – Monday, 30 March, 2015,Weekdays: 10am – 4pm Weekends: 1pm – 4pm.
The opening night is Friday at 7pm, so come along and check out the images, should be a great exhibition.
The exhibition is being held at the Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002.
See you there.
That is enough for this week. As I said earlier, the photos were all taken with the Tamron lens at the Royal Melbourne Zoo.