When setting off on a quick getaway to Venice a few days ago, we didn’t want to cart all our camera equipment with us, so we chose Tamron’s AF 18-270-mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD travel zoom lens as an alternative. Its focal distance ranges from extreme wide angle to super tele, and the zoom range on the APS-C sensor extends to 27-405 mm (equivalent to 35-mm format), which is perfect for capturing the diverse subjects found in a city like Venice using one single lens.
Close, closer, macro! Tamron has two lenses for ambitious photographers to discover the magic of macrophotography. Both offer maximum magnification of 1:1, meaning you can capture your subjects in their original size.
If you ask a professional photographer which camera settings they use, the answer is surprisingly often: “I shoot in manual mode.” Pros adjust aperture and shutter speed to the existing light conditions depending on the situation – by hand. They often prefer to trust their own experience rather than the camera’s automatic function.
Are your photos sometimes too dark or too bright, even though you have used automatic exposure? Then you’re not alone. Faulty exposure can initially exasperate many passionate photographers. It’s caused by the camera’s automatic mode determining aperture and shutter speed based on a standard value, which often doesn’t match the way the photographer has perceived the scene.
When you take a photo, the camera determines the right exposure at the time the shutter release is pressed. Unfortunately, it’s not always right: faces are too dark or pale, white snow looks grey, and atmospheric evening scenes look drab and colourless.