Purple Fringing Keeps Comming


Purple Fringing has always been bothering me. When I see a scene with interesting lighting, I always don't remember a thing about CA/purple fringing in the result image. I can't see it coming upon review of the images at the scene. I should have known better. I have various Tamron zooms and though some of them are my favorite, they are not immune to purple fringing and CA. Many people rely on post processing to clean them up. I rather not have them in the first place. I have used both Tamron and Sigma zooms and primes in various focal lengths, I seem to get much less from Sigma. It begs the question why I have more from the Tamron brand. I am planning in a distant future to upgrade my zoom to the latest Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 and I surely hope it does better than other Tamrons in terms of CA control. And I hope there is better alternative in the Pentax Brand with similar pricing. The Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4.0 will be ideal but it is out of my comfort zoom for pricing.

For some pictures, I can have my quick fix in turning it into a black and white photograph but i can't do it to all photos as the color in the sunset in the reflection is what I want to capture in the scene.

Pentax K20D & Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5 adaptall-2 (19AH)with B&W conversion

Purple Fringe sample with Tamron 70-300 Di LD MacroPentax K10D &
Tamron 70-300mm Di LD Macro



street_vision said...

Hin, I know what you mean about the PF. It is more of a problem with Tamron I believe. Have you tried a polorazier? I don't know if it will help, but it may.

tokyoso said...

Sigma has a similar 70-300mm lens, APO version. Not sure if you tried it already. Saw some test photos on the net comparing the lens side-by-side, looked like APO version has no PF at all in those high contrast white areas. Not sure if it has other shortcomings to make up for it, tho.

Anonymous said...

I bought the Sigma 70-300 APO after comparing it to the Tamron 70-300. Tamron had lots of CA, where the Sigma has almost none. I love the Sigma 70-300 APO. Great lens for the price. The Sigma was about $100 more than the Tamron, but worth every penny, IMHO. :)

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