My Lenses

So, as promised I have started a list of some of my equipment. This post has details on my current lenses. Almost everything I post was taken with one of these, starting with the 11-18 that I bought before I went to Rome and the 18 – 250 (my go to lens). As you can see, I am a big fan of the Tamron glass. The quality is amazing, and the range of products is always improving. They have a very nice 90mm 1:1 Macro that I bought when I returned from Philadelphia. It never fails, but I take a trip and realize that there is something I can’t do with the gear I brought or that I own and I have to buy something new. The Canon 50 was purchased just for Infrared photography, but I am still learning and have some ideas to further that pursuit. the Lensbaby is just a fun lens to play with. Everyone should check out their website for some samples of what it can do.

Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical [IF]
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 12/15
Angle of View 103°-75°
Type of Zooming Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Maximum Aperture F/4.5-5.6
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m (9.8″)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:8
Filter Diameter ø77
Weight 355g (12.5oz.)
Diameter x Length ø83.2mm x 78.6mm(3.3in x 3.1in)
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood

Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 13/16
Angle of View(Equivalent to APS-C size) Diagonal 75°33′-6°23′
Horizontal 65°36′-5°19′
Vertical 46°21′-3°19′
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Minimum Aperture F/22
Minimum Focus Distance 17.7in.(0.45m)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:3.5 (at f=250mm MFD 0.45m)
Filter Diameter ø62
Weight 430g (15.2oz)
Diameter x Length ø2.9 x 3.3in.(ø74.4 x 84.3mm)
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood

Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 10/13
Angle of View 12°-5°
Diaphragm Blade Number 9
Minimum Aperture F/32
Minimum Focus Distance 2.5m (98.4″) (entire zoom range)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:5.0
Filter Diameter ø86
Weight 1237g (43.6oz)
Diameter x Length ø3.7 x 8.9in. (ø93.5 x 227.0mm)
Accessory Lens hood, Detachable Filter Effect Control

Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 9/10
Angle of View 27°
Diaphragm Blade Number 9
Minimum Focus Distance 11.4in.(0.29m)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:1
Filter Diameter ø55
Weight 405g (14.3oz)
Diameter x Length ø2.8 x 3.8in. (ø71.5 x 97mm)
Accessory Lens hood, Case

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 50mm 1:1.8
Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 46°
Focus Adjustment Overall linear ext system with Micromotor
Closest Focusing Distance 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Filter Size 52mm

Lensbaby 3G
Multi-coated optical glass doublet (same optic as Lensbaby 2.0)
Focal Length about 50 mm
Focus Type Manual/Finger w/2 added types of fine focusing
Aperture Type interchangeable levitating aperture disks
Apertures f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
Minimum Focus about 12” (30 cm)
Maximum Focus infinity
Size 3” (7.6 cm) h x 3.25” (9 cm)
Weight 5.7oz (161.59g)
*No electronic communication between the lens and the camera body

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