Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) on Pier with Twilight

2013-01-28

I am cheap-o lens fanatics and as usual, I have strange shots with the Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) just to see the off focus rendering that includes ring lights. I like to see how the lens renders. My previous post on Seeing Lights At Night with Pentax K-5 was using the FA 43mm limited in f/2.2 and close distance ring lights all show hexagon shapes. And I personally prefer a round ring lights, the closer to a circular shape, the more pleasing that I find. Distance play a factor as the farther it goes, the hexagon shaped ringed lights from the FA 43 will turn closer to a circular rings. The following two shots were taken purposely off-focus a bit at f/2.8 with the Tamron prime

The background is a pier in Cayucos beach where I found myself alive, well and grateful for photo opportunities while enjoying the scenes and togetherness with family.

tamron adaptll-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) on pier with twilight color using Pentax K-5


Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) and Pentax K-5 on Pier with Twilight

Around the same twilight color time zone, this is also an odd time to take portraits. But it can be rewarding if I use flash. I ain't a strobist and I certainly dislike the use of built-in flash. In traveling, I seldom find myself carrying an external flash. Whenever I come to a decision to filling a slot in my Kata bag, I always end up choosing an extra lens instead of the flash -- the flash is just too bulky and heavy. I ran into professional photog like shooting in the beach in a couple of occasions with serious flash shooting takes place after sunset while the background is the dimming twilight after sunset.

With lack of strobing gear, I used the built in flash and I normally try to dial in negative 1/3, 2/3 or even 1 stop in flash adjustment. But with the 135mm and a far distance, the flash compensation can be moot.

Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) and Pentax K-5 on Pier with Twilight

I wish in 2013 to make a change and bring a flash instead. At the minimal, I am trying to find a trustworthy diffuser that I can count on. I am looking to this built-in flash diffuser in Amazon. I tried film cartridge but I am not finding satisfactory results. If you have tips with a smaller flash that is easy to carry in traveling, please clue me in. I have bought this Neewer slave flash from Amazon for my use with Sony NEX and I will try it with Pentax built-in flash but I need a light blocker to shield the built-in flash as a master for the optical slave.

Similar twilight color shots happen on an earlier day on the Cayucos pier. Not as dramatic color but the blue, orange and red varies as time gets deeper into the evening.

Cayucos Beach Pier Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) and Pentax K-5 on Pier with Twilight
with FA 43mm f/1.9 limited


My model on far end on the pier
Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) and Pentax K-5 on Pier with Twilight
with FA 43mm f/1.9 limited


And this is the parting shot where my model dodges to my right and I pan right and miss my original framing on the fishing poles on left. I did not clean up the noise, shot in 1600 straight out of K-5 and FA 43mm f/1.9 @ f/2.5.

I don't know if it is the AWB picked up by the camera, there are times that the same scene will come as more red and yellow while a slight change of angle will have all the bluish tint in the background.


Parting Scene On Cayucos Beach Pier Tamron adaptall-2 135mm f/2.5 (03B) and Pentax K-5 on Pier with Twilight
with FA 43mm f/1.9 limited


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