Not that I need to tell you, but I am NOT a photographer and my pictures leave a lot to be desired but I love taking pictures. Using the tripod would help but it’s probably packed with my knitting blocking wires and I haven’t seen it since the move but . . a couple of weeks ago I saw an ad (on my own blog no less) for the Tamron 18-270 mm lens. I do not like changing the lens on the camera! I mostly keep the 18-55 mm lens on the camera because that works for photos in the kitchen or sewing room and some outside shots. I have a 55-200 mm lens that I should be using for taking the photos of the wildlife outside but .. did I say that I hate changing the lens? I had decided to put the 55-200 lens on the D40, stick it on the tripod when I find the tripod and keep the 18-55 on the D3100 that I mostly use. Oh . . in case you don’t recognize those numbers, I love my Nikons.
When I saw the ad for the 18-270 mm lens, I thought . . that could solve my problem! I can use it for inside shots and wildlife shots so I ordered it. When it arrived, I was pretty disappointed in the packaging. I could have ordered it from Amazon for the same price but I’ve ordered from Adorama for years and decided to go with them. I wasn’t real happy with them on this order! Thankfully, all my parts were still in the box and the lens seems ok.
It was totally not the fault of UPS. Adorama had a small box inside a bigger box, with very little packing materials to fill the box and very little tape on the box. I’m truly surprised the contents didn’t spill out completely.
But, the lens is wonderful! It’s a bit heavier than the 18-55 mm lens but not much heavier and not so much that it’s a problem for carrying around or taking shots. I just took it out and played with it a bit, with nothing really to photograph.
The next two photos were taken with me standing in the exact same spot. In this first shot, this is the whole area, looking towards the implement shed with the shop/sewing room to the right.
In this photo, I zoomed in on the tractor, still standing all the way back near the house.