I took these at the little lake down the street this morning while trying out My 150-600 mm lens after the firmware was applied and it was re-built and cleaned.
I couldn't say how happy I am with this lens now. It's much snappier to focus at all mm's from far to near and back and the images are sharper, by far than they were before.
Some folks gripe about having to pay shipping to have the firmware installed and it did put me off to have to but The $18.00 bucks I spent for two/three day delivery was well worth it to me and I still have another 5 1/2 years that I can send it in as often as I wish for cleaning and adjustment's, assuming I don't drop in in the lake or something.
These are cropped and Post Processed using Helicon filter software and are the best I can do for now because I'm disabled and can't walk far from my truck. So 99% of my images are taken from my pick-um-up truck using a beanbag to help hold the lens steadier or out my back door towards my bird garden. hopefully I'll continue to get better at photography as time goes by.
The Heron in flight was across the lake, maybe 2/3 of a mile away so they are extreme crops of the original image. The only reason images of it are included is to show other photographers the limits of the lens and my abilities as a photographer.
Hope you enjoy the images as much as I'm enjoying the lens and taking the pictures.
I took these this evening after un-boxing my 150-600 mm from Tamron Firmware & re-build. They are OOC converted from RAW to jpeg only with Helicon filter. No PP of any king, no crops on any. I just set Helicon on "Batch process" and let it convert.
I didn't see the need for MFA at this time as these are taken from 150-600 and all mm's in between and they're all sharp to me for no PP but if you think it needs it, don't hesitate to let me know.
The last (8) eight images were taken of a little water fall I built in the garden for the birds to bath and drink to show sharpness at all mm's using the white rock in the center if the upper pond for bathing. They are in order #55-600 f6.3-#56-500mm f6.3 #57-400 6.3-#58-329 5.6-#59-300 f5.6-#60-250 f5.6-#61-191mm f5.6 & #62-150mm f5.0. I Don't know how the lens is fooling the camera it's taking at f5.6 & f5.0 on the last ones but that's the readings on my camera.
I purposefully shot "shutter" and "Auto ISO" so as to show the wide open or worst the lens should do. These are all hand held while leaning against the back door. Thought this might help show what the lens is capable of after it's firmware and rebuild for those on the line.
I have some PP'ed images of one set of sequential shots I was able to get folder before this one that I'll be adding to.
I'm no good at BIF because I shake to much but someone that's quick enough and good enough at BIF I believe this lens will give you no problems at all now.
I caught this Green Heron on the stalk for breakfast this morning. This is only a very few on the many images I took during it's watch of a fish while sneaking into striking distance. I was afraid not to keep my Ai Servo focus clicking as when the strike comes it's so fast I could not possibly have caught the strike and catch.
It amazed me so that I had to give it it's own venue.
You can see it's advances on the fish as it sneaks past the rocks in the scene and in between the two in front of it..
I wound up sending my 150-600 to Tamron for them to see if they could figure out why Al Servo didn't focus continually with my 7D.
The Tamron 70-300 lens is IMHO equal to the 150-600 in IQ but you just have to crop further into the picture to fill the frame with the bird or get much closer. This degrades the image somewhat but I'm still having fun with the lens.
I caught this Robin taking a bath from start to finish. Probably three fourths of the frames are left out, not because OOF but they were to close to the exact image 2 or 3 frames before and after. It was exausting watching this. I'd think she was finished but then she'd start again, several times. These are seriously cropped so they'er degraded more than a bit but I thought it was cute.. The last one is one of the orignals.
I just love driving around the country side to see what I can find. Sometimes I spot an animal that I haven't seen in a while or that's doing something unsual. There's also nothing like knowing someone else enjoys my work. I hope you enjoy my photographs and leave comments so I'll know you have been viewing.
I have had the privilege of attending the Nutcracker to watch my granddaughters dance for several years. Our daughter does not want our Grand childrens pictures on the internet and I can't say as I blame her but this is pictures I took that I could show you. I hope you enjoy them as they present a special challenge to shoot properly.
I'm really interested in photographing insects. The only problem I have is they are often to fast for this old man. I chase them around for a while but then I have to stop and rest. While resting they usually find somewhere to go where an old man isn't chasing them around. Please enjoy my photographs, such as they are.