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The Feature Linkage

Sun Feb 13, 2011, 5:03 AM

.: The Feature Linkage :.

That's the game:


★ Be one of the first 10 commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to the Feature List.

★ For each of the 10 first people answering this journal I will put his/her avatar and three deviations from his/her gallery on the list.

★ If you answer, you'll have to do the same in your journal, putting me in the first place, and completing the list with another 10 people. That's 11 total. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!

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First Feature!

Mon Apr 26, 2010, 12:12 PM

.: First Feature! :.

Visit his site! Thoum on DA

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.: Review: Tamron 17-50VC (Canon mount)

Review: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF (Canon mount)

I always waited for a (good) review on this lens (for canon mount) before I bought it,
now that I have it, why not make one on my own?

So here it is.

This lens meets the expectations. It features (like the non-VC version) a very good image quality, combined with an effective image-stabilization.
The Vibration Compensation begins its work directly after pushing the trigger half trough, just like the Auto Focus does. So the image should be stabilized right when the AF focused the motive. There is no 1 second delay before the VC-mechanism starts working. (At least in the Canon-mount)

With F2.8, 17mm at the wide end and a very good image-stabilizer, the lens is well-suited for available-light- and indoor-photography, as well as for every other situation with challenging light conditions.

The lens looks nearly exactly like the Tamron 18-270VC, except that it is about half an inch shorter. It also uses the same 72mm filters. It feels solid and for the short length also a little bit heavy. The zoom ring turns to the right and has a convenient drag. All in all, pleasant.

I experienced the AF to be fast and accurate. Due to the fact that the focus ring only rotates about 45 degrees, MF is a little bit delicate, but still easy enough. Works well in real world use.
I don't think that the AF sound is noisy or annoying.
My copy had a slight front-focus (less than 2mm, not objectionable in real-world use and easily compensated through the AF fine-adjustment of my EOS 50D)

(Big GIF-image! 100% Crop)The Center-sharpness is very good wide open and excellent stopped down.

(100% Crop, bottom-left corner)Edge-sharpness is naturally worse, but still good.

(Light source at the bottom-left corner)Vignetting is noticeable wide open and well-controlled at F5.6, but

I neither had problems with vignetting, nor CA, nor barrel-distortion in real world use.

Canon or Tamron?:
I had a Canon F2.8, 17-55IS before and send it back to the merchant.
The Tamron does very well in comparision. The Canon AF was nearly inaudible, but in terms of speed, the Tamron nearly made an even match. In terms of accuracy, I even had less missed shots with the Tamron, espacially in difficult light situations and closer focus distances. I think it is also an even match in terms of sharpness. I experienced problems with CA with the Canon lens but I had none with Tamron.
The Tamron is smaller and comes with a lens hood. (Canon does not)  The price difference bought me an excellent tripod, a very cool camera-backpack and a B+W circular Polfilter, and I still had over 200 bucks left.
No regrets.

Taking it lightly, whatever heavy burden life may retain for you.
Take things to your heart that are more important. Friendship. Feelings. Yours, and those of others. Not to cause harm...


Take the tram. Walk. Go. Run.

The wind in your hair; music of a street-musician, or natures; the sight, the gaze, the smile of a stranger.

You see, smell, sense and feel much more, not steering a secluded case around;
and there are questions more important and thoughts more pleasant,
than where I could find a parking lot at this time of day.
1000 Pageviews. Wheee!

Well... That would be sort of short for an journal entry.
So I'm telling you, that I started my study to become an IT Systems Engineer and because of that was also able to lay my hands on Photoshop CS4 Student Edition. (I like it)

(Thats why I finished those last HDR-Pictures from Beelitz lately ; )
I opened up a new galery with pictures from a birthday party. Nothing special.
But I took some of these pictures with my new-bought very old Exakta 28-105mm F2,8-3,5 Lens.
I guess the production of such lenses was stopped before I was born.
Anyways, I also guess that does not matter, because the results are pretty good. (And it was damn cheap, on Ebay!)

Can anyone explain the difference between an emotive portrait and an expressive portrait to me?
Finally, I had my first somehow sheduled photo shoot. It was located in Park Sanssouci, Potsdam, germany and we both (~XxDaydreamxX and I) had a lot of fun doing this.

The results can be found <a href=""">here

... Who's next? ;)