Two photos taken (again) last weekend using the Tamron 70-300mm. The Tamron is an amazing lens (focusing is sometimes an issue). With this lens, I don’t need to bring my 100mm macro for closeups (though of course magnification is limited to .25x instead of 1:1). The resolution of the lens is not as good as the macro lens (with the macro lens, I can pixel peep and still see lots of details). BUT, the Tamron has IS (or VC in its terms) and the long minimum focus distance is very good for photographing insects.
The perks of travelling include getting to meet people. Before, I don’t normally shoot people as I am too shy to approach them. Since getting a telephoto zoom, I’ve shot some locals and tourists (in Burot) and I get to shoot some kids and adults in Tambobong, Dasol.
A group of four kids also called me to take their picture while I was walking along the beach. I had the fisheye lens on but I shot their pictures up close (really really close). The kids were fun and giggled when I showed them the photos.
It will be part of my travels from now on, shooting strangers, especially locals.
Here’s the moon over the weekend in Tambobong Beach, Dasol, Pangasinan. Almost full…