D750 + Tamron 28-300 = Hummingbird moth
Just about all summer I've been shooting almost exclusively with the Tamron 150-600 G2 because it's so addictive. I decided to go wild and actually switch lenses! I know! Wild!
So, I slapped on the Tamron 28-300 mid range tele.
It's funny. I've seen a number of times here when a poster will say something like they have a bunch of stubby primes and a 28-300 and want to sell a few of them to get money for other equipment. They ask what lenses they should keep and what they should sell. Almost invariably people will tell them the only lens a real photographer needs is a 14mm f1.2 or similar and that they should sell their 28-300 or just pitch it in the garbage. Now, I'm not a pro and probably don't have a clue, but I totally fail to understand that line of thinking.
I like the flexibility of a mid range zoom. There are many shots I would have missed without that extra reach. It does well for both near true macro shots as well as for more general photography down to @ 28mm. It is relatively light, flexible, versatile and takes great images.
True my 105mm macro lens would have resolved a tiny bit more detail, but unless I'm sitting in the basement peeping at pixels it matters not. This 28-300 does just fine and when printed any difference is irrelevant.
I like my 28-300! I would have missed the attached shot of a beautiful Hummingbird moth if I had some stubby prime on-board, or even my 105 mm macro lens.
What a beautiful creature.
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