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Finally, a few hours with NEX7 & Tamron in Escalante Canyon, Coloroado

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by lapdog99, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Finally got out with my NEX7 with Tamron 18-200 for a few hours in Escalante Canyon. All shots handheld, and the wild turkeys were shot at 200. I was a little surprised at just how
    small the Tamron lens is (no larger than the ProOptic 8 mm. fisheye * adapter). Like others, I managed to hit the video record button accidentally several times. Photos using IA were
    pretty over-saturated. I need to spend a lot more time with the camera and the manual, and really look forward to getting some 2.8 or faster lens as they become available. The NEX7 was attached to a gorilla pod with rare earth magnet head.

    Wild Turkeys. Losing Structure in Escalante. Tree by the green gate. Nex7 w-mag head & gpod.
     
  2. lowincash

    lowincash TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Kin
    Nice, I love the Tamron 18-200 too. I too was surprised how small it was when I got it. I'm using it with the nex-7 and it's a joy to use. The size and weight is so much better than my D7000 with Tamron 70-300mm set up haha
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thanks for the pics, lapdog99!

    Yeah, I'd say the NEX-7 isn't meant to be shoot in iAuto mode. ;) As far as I can see, there's much more possible with this combination - but the light also seems a bit harsh ... We have here 3 meter snow and not even a little bit sun. :D

    May I ask why you two have preferred the Tamron-lens over the Sony one? I'm just curious 'cos they're basically the same specs.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    The photo of the camera attached to the gorillapod looks pretty cool :cool:
     
  5. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Why Tamron

    The small size, black aesthetics and slight price advantage were pluses and I thought it would be as good as the Sony. Based on some comments from people that tested both, I would guess that they are both close enough for an NEX compatible, all-in-one lens with Wide to 200 zoom and typical not real fast glass.

    My guess is I would use a wide tele, 2.8 or faster, e-compatible most of the time when, and if available