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Showing posts with label Canon T3i. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canon T3i. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2012

Canon T3i, Converting to an 18-270mm Tamron Lens

As much as I'm enjoying this new photography thing, one thing that consistently frustrates me is the need to change out lenses.  I hate carrying a bag with a spare lens so more often than not, I've been finding myself just dealing with whichever lens I have on the camera. 

Not anymore!  I decided to break down and get an "all-in-one" type lens.  I got a Tamron 18-270mm, which came complete with lens hood, UV filter and polarizer.  Previously, I had 18-55mm and a 55-250mm lenses so right off the bat  I get a little more zoom.  Additionally, the previous lenses were 58mm while the Tamron is 62.  It has Vibration Compensation which is Tamron's answer to Canon's Image Stabilization.

Below are my first couple shots, at 18mm and 270mm to show the difference.

This lens can focus on objects 19.3 inches away.  I can get much closer than with a Canon lens.
So far so good, but time will tell........