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Tools, Gear and Resources

Who’s the best?

Whether you’re team Nikon or team Canon, we as photographers are staunch defenders of our beautiful camera bodies and glass. There are so many incredible options out there now to choose from- the coveted and incredible powerhouse found in the D850 from Nikon, or Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV , Sony’s splendid mirrorless line, you decide! However, once you’ve chosen, you’ve committed to the mount! Acquiring good glass over time is the way I have gone-doing my research, viewing samples, comparing weights, then finally pulling the pin on a large lens purchase. Time and time again, Tamron has blown me away and exceeded my expectations. I want to talk about some of my top performers in my kit!

My Essential Glass

My Tamron gear includes Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens – beautifully sharp detail (and the bokeh it’s produced is simply awesome!) What blows me away is the detail found even within the bokeh itself! I have this one on hand in many situations where it’s all in the detail- it’s proven to be such a beautiful piece of glass as a result.

Taken with the gorgeous Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens, I played with passing boats along the canals of Amsterdam, blurring their lights to get this beautiful bokeh.

Astrophotography and Landscape

Next up, my essential Tamron 15-30 di VC F2.8, which; as an astrophotographer, is my baby. Whether it’s large vertical sliced panoramas I’m shooting, or simply a glorious aurora borealis or Milky way display, this beauty is lightweight, outstandingly crisp, and priced at almost 40% less than it’s Nikon competitor! The landscape possibilities this focal length give you are endless, and hiking in Alberta’s rockies ensures this one gets pole position on my camera all day!

Beautiful Bow Lake, Alberta showcasing the essential Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC . Outstanding astro possibilities!
This photo was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters, Space Physics. As a result, consider it a scientific shout-out for the gorgeous Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC .

Weddings and Portraits

I wouldn’t dream of shooting a wedding without the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD , which is both versatile *and* relatively lightweight, coming in at 1.8lbs. Lens weight certainly matters when you’re wearing 2 bodies and flashes for more than 8 hours! I also love it’s so-quiet stabilization, with the maximum aperture at f/2.8 offered at every focal range. Another for mad glass love- it’s ability to stop down movement in the evening or low light photo ops. Don’t leave home without this one!

ReeAnn and Brett tied the knot in Calgary, AB.