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“Frozen Stars”

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

One very important test for a wide angle lens is how it handles the night sky. One optical flaw that many lenses exhibit is called “coma”, or when points of light like stars are distorted and appear more like flying saucers than points of light. As you can see here, the new Tamron SP 15-30 VC passed this test like a champ. I didn’t shoot many shots (it was about 20 below with the windchill…Fahrenheit…and the conditions weren’t perfect where I was shooting (too much light pollution), but this is a marvelous result nonetheless. Take a look at the image resolution of this amazing lens. http://bit.ly/1Aac03H This lens has done a great job in all the scenarios I have thrown at it thus far and is my new pick for a wide angle zoom…period. It is just awesome! My full review will go live this week (filmed the video review yesterday).

Technical info: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure 7

Gear Used:

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (Canon EF)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure 7 (Use code “dustinabbott” to get 10% off)

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