From telezoom… to macro
Alright… for a long time I was sure that any next lens I would buy would be a replacement telezoom, as I was not entirely happy with the antique Tamron 70-300 that I have.
However, bad as it may be, it takes images (duh), that are useable especially after post-processing. I also don’t use it all that often anyway (realistically I used it twice in a year, plus one occasion where I should have used it).
Furthermore, I realised that replacing it with a somewhat better lens such as the newest version of the same Tamron, or an equivalent Sigma or Sony, wasn’t going to help me much. So I decided to buy the superior Sony 70-300G – which however is expensive, and as I said, not very necessary. This is now officially a mid-term plan (with the slight possibility of it becoming my birthday present to myself).
Meanwhile I found that I increasingly liked to take macro photos, well, with the lenses I have it is more what I call “pseudo-macro” because I can’t get really close and need to crop a lot. Also, I wanted a “tool” to use when outside it is raining but inside I want to take some photos. Enter, a macro lens!
To cut a long story short, I bought the Tamron 90mm (SP AF Di… well, see for yourself on the box:). And I LOVE it already!