Up Close with a Butterfly

Butterfly, shot with a Canon EOS 60D with a Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5


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The Sun is way up, it’s 92 degrees hot outise and it’s macro day for me today. I need a break from infrared photography,  the DSLR is out of the bag and ready to roll. It’s nice to use my 60D after two months using an all PEN (mft). It’s heavy, I’ve  forgotten how heavy my dslr is (60d and 7d) especially when paired with the Tamron 180mm Macro, wow. But it feels good in my hands, I kinda miss the large grip on the dslrs.

The photo of the butterfly above was take with the Tamron 180mm Macro on mCanon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only), the Tamron is one of the best macro lenses I’ve used, and to tell you the truth it’s the only one that stayed this long. I had the old Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro for four months, and then after a year, I bought the Tamron SP 60mm F/2 which I sold after a month. Both macro lenses were excellent lenses, great optics, great image quality, but it’s not for me. Then I went on to try the Tamron 180mm F/3.5 Macro Lens, and there it is, even though I don’t take macro regularly, I new I wanted to keep it. For me the 180mm focal length provides the working distance I need when photographing bugs or insects. It is just the perfect lens for the type of macro photography I do.

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