Tamonr adaptall-2 70-150mm f/3.5 (20A) on Mother's Day Weekend 2017

2017-05-22
I took these casual walk-around pictures in Santa Cruz Pier the day before Mother's Day. On Saturday, I did my first rehab hiking 2 months after ACL surgery in Henry Cowell State Park with flat trail and it was a great feeling. And at night we visited the Santa Cruz Pier where we could spot the Santa Cruz Boardwalk from the pier.

In traveling light, I used my Sony mirror-less instead of Pentax. And I have used this lens on Pentax K-x, K20D and K-5 before. It is more well balanced on the Pentax. This zoom lens gets a good recommendation from Hin but I still missed my old faithful with cheaper and likely lesser known manual zoom lens with the Kiron 70-150mm f/3.8 with a 2x tc

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Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bokeh

by Hin Man, on Flickr


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Santa Cruz Pier Lamp Post

by Hin Man, on Flickr

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Sky Window

by Hin Man, on Flickr
shot with a Sony E 35mm f/1.8 prime strolling to find potential dinner place for pre-mother's day celebration. We ended up going home for dinner instead. I made dinner with wife together -- a big mistake as I scrambled when hungry.


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Father & Daughter Beach Walk

by Hin Man, on Flickr


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Double Down

by Hin Man, on Flickr

I woke up very happy on Monday still thinking how good my birthday was and how great we did on the Mother's Day 2017 with visit to a Guitar Center with drums, guitar, piano and others for fun play. I doubt if Monday was anything that could top my weekend experience. But this picture gives me hope as it is a double down kind of picture that relates one light after the other. I will name it 'double down'



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Keeping Us Warm

by Hin Man, on Flickr

Hope you like my walk-around pictures before Mother's Day 2017.

Likely all were shot in f/3.5 with the zoom lens. Most were shot in 150mm and I zoom in to frame in wider view in some of them. The lens is a one-touch zoom and the smooth focusing ring allows me to snap subject into focus. Focusing takes some guesswork as my eyes are plagued with aging decline.

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by Hin Man, on Flickr

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by Hin Man, on Flickr


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Father & Daughter Beach Walk in B&W

by Hin Man, on Flickr

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Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bokeh

by Hin Man, on Flickr

I forget the film simulation that used for the above picture, it is likely using Kodak Ektachrome or Kodachrome 64 professional
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Fatherly Walk With Love
 
by Hin Man, on Flickr

I have this sleeper for a long time, I was biasly thinking of the Vivitar/Kiron copy of 70-150mm f/3.8. I have been unfair to the Tamron Adaptall-2. I almost sell my copy for a meager $39.00. That didn't last when I went for a work out in Homedepot on easy flower pictures. The Tamron 20A bests the Kiron Vivitar in the close up shots and better bokeh. The Kiron is very cold in the tone while the Tamron is still cold but it works well in bokeh. Sharpness goes to the Kiron and no doubt about that especially wide open shots.
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by Hin Man, on Flickr


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by Hin Man, on Flickr


The close up flower shots in my rare blog post in


Hin's Photo Corner: Tamron adaptall-2 70-150mm f/3.5 (20A) Test Shots

Cheers,
Hin

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