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    Posted: 11 March 2018 at 16:18
...is in your own garden. I spent a lot of time trying to find common hamsters in the fields, got up early in the morning to look for them and where did I finally find one - or more precisely: where did it find me? In my own garden.

The A7's autofocus had a really hard time focussing on that little guy with my FE 70-200/4 in this dark environment.

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I also grabbed my dust gathering Tamron 180/3.5 macro and took pictures of crocuses (spring is coming! )

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one forgotten pic:

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Lovely series!
a6500 & some nice e-mount lenses
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Nice series indeed. I like ghe hide and seek marmot in #1 as well as his/her full face in #3.
Is this Tamron so ultrasoft in it's bokeh, or was it done in PP? I like the last from that lens best.
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Nice series indeed. I like ghe hide and seek marmot in #1 as well as his/her full face in #3.
Is this Tamron so ultrasoft in it's bokeh, or was it done in PP? I like the last from that lens best.
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The soft bokeh is caused by the combination of focusing distance, focal length and aperture. With 180mm, f/3.5 and such a short focusing distance there is hardly any depth of field left and therefore the bokeh is also very soft. but I always liked the look of the tamron and it is by far my favourite macro lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 06:32
I wish people would stop posting pics with 180mm macro lenses - my wallet can't take any more big hits this year
Seriously, those crocus photos look great, particularly the last 'forgotten' one.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Twain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 10:08
    Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

    I wish people would stop posting pics with 180mm macro lenses - my wallet can't take any more big hits this year
    Seriously, those crocus photos look great, particularly the last 'forgotten' one.




    The Tamron 180/3.5 costs EUR 700 currently and used copies usually go much cheaper (but are not sold that often). So I would say the Minolta 200mm Macro would be a big hit while the Tamron 180 is more a subtle titillation
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 10:43
    Great series! I also love the ones from the Tamron 180/3.5! The forgotten picture is just great.

    You gave me motivation to clean the dust from my Tamron 180/3.5 and go out to my garden... Thanks!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote amozak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 13:48
    Very nice! I especially like #8. Can't wait to see spring arrive in my neck of the woods. Great job!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Mestari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2018 at 08:07
    So you use your 180 with a7? I use la4 adapter with my a6000 and cannot use it other than with the aperture wide open. It simply won't work. Do you have the same problem?
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Twain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2018 at 08:10
    Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

    So you use your 180 with a7? I use la4 adapter with my a6000 and cannot use it other than with the aperture wide open. It simply won't work. Do you have the same problem?


    I use the 180 with an A77, the versatile display is very useful and no e-mount camera can offer it.

    I can try my 180 with my A7 today if the aperture works (with LA-EA3). Does AF work for you?
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2018 at 10:09
    I just tested my Tamron 180 Macro with both LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 on α7R II and the results were as expected: aperture control worked fine on both and AF works (albeit slowly in the dark testing conditions I had) on LA-EA4, but not on LA-EA3 as the lens has screw-driven AF mechanism.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Mestari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2018 at 12:52
    Hi, yes, the AF works fine, but I can't change the aperture. If you could see how it works on your A7 I would be grateful.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Twain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2018 at 13:17
    Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

    Hi, yes, the AF works fine, but I can't change the aperture. If you could see how it works on your A7 I would be grateful.


    Hi, sorry I forgot to write back. AF and aperture control work just as expected on my A7 with LA-EA3.
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