The TAMRON 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008) is quite a controversial lens. I just had to get one to find out for myself what this lens is all about. Follow my blog as I use this lens on a daily basis and discover for yourself if this lens is indeed a diamond in the rough, or if it simply just another average, try to do it all, kit level lens.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Red 1956 Ford Thunderbird

I did some 1:24 scale model close up tests last night and here is one I am pretty pleased with.

Canon 600D, Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. Focal length 50mm, Exposure 2sec at f13, ISO 100, Focus manual, VC off, Flash none, Filter UV.

How was this shot? Well, I've found some interesting plans on Flickr last week for a simple softbox design you can use for close up photography. (Andy's DIY Softbox)

Here is my version constructed using Coreflute (Correx), and a 23W 6500K cool daylight globe. I have folded white cards, and ones covered in aluminum foil that I can move around to add highlights. I can also add a layer of colored transparent sheets, or sheets of black card between the frame and softbox to control how much light comes through onto the model.

Amazingwhat a little bit of Duct-tape will hold together!


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