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.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Old Barn (28 photos)

HDR panorama taken at Cobblestones Regional Early Settlers Museum in Greytown, New Zealand.

This image was taken with a Raspberry Pi controlling my Canon 600D with a Tamron 18-270mm PZD. It is a 4 image 7 bracketed HDR merged into a panorama. Therefore this image consist of 28 photos. Bracketed shots taken with gphoto and HDR processing done with Photomatix. This is possibly one of the most complex photos I have ever produced.

To take this photo I had to set my tripod up in a doorway and open up my lens to 18mm. Stitching the panorama in Photoshop was pretty challenging due to the excessive image distortion because of the wide-angle setting and also because I had to pan my camera from an off-center position. Lighting is all natural and this image would not have been possible without HDR processing to combine the best of the under and over exposed parts of the images.

For details on how to do something similar please see my blog article at:

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Canon 600D, Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. Focal length 18mm, Exposure 2.5sec - 1/25sec at f8, ISO 800, Focus manual, VC off, Flash none, Filter none.


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