This one seems to be getting a bit of attention on flickr. It’s a shameless attempt at channelling Michael Kenna. It’s not really my personal photographic ‘vision’; the style is just a device towards a better understanding of long exposure photography which I do find seductive.
Next time, remember to turn off VR on the lens.
The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC is an interesting lens. At today’s street price of $650 it is almost the cheapest standard fast zoom with vibration control (vibration reduction in Nikon speak) built in. I debated long and hard about getting this versus the traditional Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G which costs about twice as much without VR but the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the Tamron settled that question..for the moment at least.
I’ll be testing and thinking more deeply about this lens in the coming days. My initial impression is that this lens has exceeded by expectations, but, then again, my original expectations were probably prejudiced by the Tamron brand name. So far, it’s been a fun lens. Stay tuned for more.