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November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)


November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)
Escolta, Sta. Cruz Manila




November 12, 2016

Come to think of it... I've already owned the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Macro HSM for 4 months and haven't really taken it out very much, nor did I use it often for product shots. It's a despicable lens, at least for me.

This lens is BAD for macro work because of the severe distortion it makes starting at 0.5 meters or closer, at whatever focal length from 18mm to 50mm. It's always lacking on either end -- not wide enough at 18mm, and not long enough of a reach at 50mm. The aperture is always 2 stops darker than my other lenses. (For example, the brightness at f/2.8 is like f/5.6 on my other lenses.) That's why I decided to put this up on sale very soon, and since the Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 is now here for the purpose of wide angle shots.

Then, my newly arrived Tamron Adaptall 28mm f/2.5 (02B). This is a nice wide angle lens for FX (Nikon jargon for full frame cameras). On DX (crop sensor/APS-C), the lens acts as a 42mm normal lens.

Oh, this is really good glass even if it's not marked as SP ('Superior Performance' Tamron's top-of-the-line glass.) It has great sharpness, contrast, resolution and color saturation even wide at f/2.5. Plus it's also close focusing at 0.2 meters (typical of 28mm's).




As usual, my Nikon D5200 Settings are as follows:

Exposure Mode - Manual
White Balance - Preset
Picture Profile - SD (Standard)
HDR/ADL/Flash/Noise Reduction - Off
Filters - None


The following shots are all
Tamron Adaptall 28mm f/2.5 (02B)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)
f/2.5

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)
Wide open at f/2.5.

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)
Wide at f/2.5

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)



For your comparison, I will juxtapose shots
taken with the Tamron 28mm and the Sigma 18-50mm.
(The Sigma is always at 18mm.)


November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)



The scenes below were set to f/2.8

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)



The last scenes below were all set to f/4

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

November 12, 2016: Photowalk with Tamron 28mm f/2.5 and Sigma 18-50mm /2.8 Macro (Sta. Cruz Manila)



LINKS

Tamron Adaptall 28mm f/2.5 (02B)

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Macro HSM

Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm f/4 (Version 1)

Photo Journal 2016 - November

Photowalk November 12

Pickup of Tamron Adaptall 28mm f/2.5 (02B)



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