Real-world Review: Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2.0 Di II LD Macro for portraits

While preparing this review, I was reminded again of how ridiculously long the names of Tamron lenses can get. See the name of the lens in the title of this article and think it looks long? Well that is actually not the full name because I trimmed it for the title. For the sake of completeness, I will reproduce the full name of the lens I am reviewing: Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2.0 Di II LD [IF] Macro 1:1. Whew! For the sake of readability I will abbreviate it as the Tamron 60mm f/2M in this review. Continue reading “Real-world Review: Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2.0 Di II LD Macro for portraits”

Real Life Review: Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED

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Nikon D610, 60mm, f/2.8, 1/1600, ISO 100

There is quite a bit of confusion about the purpose and intended audience of the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED (Abbreviated 60G in this article). They can be summarized as follow: Continue reading “Real Life Review: Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED”

Macro Lenses: What Not To Use Them For

Wild vivacious redSony A37, 90mm, 1/125, ISO 100

I used to be really, really into macro photography. To be more precise, flora photography. I took pictures of the botanical world regularly. It had become my speciality. I was pretty happy with the results I produced. Macro lenses became a key part of my gear list. An E-mount Sony 30mm f/3.5. An A-mount Tamron 90mm f/2.8. Followed by an F-mount Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC. Whenever I had a change of camera equipment, a macro lens was sure to follow me. I shot flora subjects diligently for nearly two years. These were my primary subjects in my photographic beginnings.

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