July 26 - Use a different piece of photography equipment (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose July. 26, 2019 325 views

What different piece of photography equipment did I use for this ? Well, a new lens I bought a month or so ago. Didn't have the chance to experiment with it yet, but I'm taking it with me on a holiday very soon, so I tried some shots along river Scheldt at the homefront.

The new toy is a Tamron 150-600 telelens. It's a bit of a monster on my Nikon D3200 and ideally it should be used with a tripod, but it's too hot to carry a lot of equipment (we hit 41 degrees Celsius yesterday, which is 106 degrees Fahrenheit), so I didn't use a tripod.

Conclusion: it does "see" more than I do. I didn't actually see the heron until I opened the photo on my pc. It was in the shadows (I put some more light in the photo) and I was shooting the ducks :-)

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Looks like the heat we had last week, hit you this week. Here it's cooled down. I am not a big fan of carrying a tripod, some how I feel like it puts constraints on me. Someone mentioned using a monopod and I put it in my Amazon basket, to purchase. Not sure with a lens that big, whether a monopod would work well. BTW is that an FX or a DX lens?

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

If I'm not mistaken it's nor fx nor dx, it's fit for both. I'd check on the lens, but I don't have it here. As for the monopod, it's perfect for sports photographic, but it still allows movement with the camera.

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Good for you! And funny you missed the heron,, great shot!

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Lynn smile

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Congratulations on your new lens! Great results. Do you need a supporting monopod or such to hold it steady?

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 2 months, 4 weeks ago

If I set the shutter speed fast enough, it's okay. But I'm not stable enough to hold this 1 kilo thing without trembling for too long. So, I'll take the tripod with me for shooting in natural reserves.

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Nice and no thank you to the 41c. I can see not lugging a tripod around for those temps. Personally 98% of the time I use the long lens that I have I have it put on the tripod. One so I can set the tripod down and loose some weight and that prevents my back from fatiguing as soon, Two I love watching the birds/wildlife so I can just place the tripod and watch without the fatigue.

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