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    My new lens arrived

    All I can say is I love my Sony A77ii and I love it even more with the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Lens.
    It has got here in super quick time and I have had a quick play and really liking what I am seeing out of it.
    Again I will stuff a few up and that to be expected from me, but I think when I get it right they will be good.
    So here are a few for todays little play.
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    I call these baby dinosaurs as they have that look. This was a quick there it is shot.
    It is about an inch and a half long by about a quarter of an inch wide.
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    Dead moth caught up in the spiderweb
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    This is a Golden Orb Weaver Spider but only a small one so far and in my yard.
    So I will look after it so I can get more shots as it grows.
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    Not sure what sort this is but its not too big but i am liking the clarity in this one
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    A Daddy Long Legs, which as I am told is dangerous but its small fangs can't penetrate our skin so making it harmless.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Great news Gramps...

    New lens looks to be sharp. Last picture is my preferred because of 3D effect on main subject.

    Are you using manual or automatic focusing?

    Stef

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    I went through the shots and I have to say that I am not sure on which one was manual and which was auto.
    But I will go on what I think they were taken, 1 = Auto, 2 = Auto, 3 & 4 = Manual, 5 = Auto.
    This one was inside the laundry. The auto focus is as it reads really good.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Excellent photos Gramps. The do look sharply focused to my eye especially number 4. Are you using a tripod? All my macro shots are of stationery objects and I still use a tripod more for convenience and ease of changing settings.
    Gear: Sony A6000, Canon T5i, Zeiss 16mm-70mm, various Canon lenses, PS Elements, various Topaz plug ins.

    Mike

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    Thanks for your comments Mike and to answer your question is no, they all are hand held.
    I do use a tripod when I have a collection of insects that are dead.
    But on this occasion it was a test day.
    So it was get outside and do some searching.
    And this lens is as I think a very much go to lens now.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Neat Pics Gramps.
    Glad you are happy with the new lens.
    Enjoy.
    Wally

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    Thanks Wally and yes I am one happy boy with this camera and the changes they have mode to it is incredible.
    I didn't think it would be as different as it is but this is a good thing. It makes this camera more like a pro camera than the last one.
    I got the new 90mm macro lens which many here said that it was good.
    But I wasn't ready to find out just how good it was.
    I am more than pleased to tell anyone to buy the Sony A77ii as it is that good.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Killer lens, killer camera, great sample photos, and happy day all around I would say Congrats Gramps!!
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony Nex-6, 18-55mm, 55-210mm OSS Lens, 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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    Thanks Jay and everyone else who have made comments on this.
    I am happy as anything with the camera and this new lens is so good.
    Its just the operator who needs to do some more reading about it.

    As it happens we got home from our Tasmania cruise and I did find a problem with the camera.
    I would not read the SD card but as I have a few back ups but not as big I knew a change over would be easy to do.
    The message just said it coudn't read the card and I had used it so I was at a loss.

    I put in an old card and no worries, so I think I needed to format the care in camera.
    Which I have done now ans I am yet to do a lot of shots to see if this worked.
    But I do think this was the problem.

    So watch the forum as I will post a few happy snaps of our time away.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Gramps, if you were able to take pictures with the card, I don't understand why the camera would not read the card back.

    Did you try to take the SD card out of the camera and read it on a PC?

    Stef

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    Stef at that time I had no way to do that as we were on holidays and I left my laptop home.
    But I put the card into my laptop at home and get the photo's off it.
    Put it back into the camera and then done a format in camera.

    Took it outside took a few shots and bought it back and connected it to the laptop by the cable.
    The laptop read the card no worries and downloaded the shot, done the format once again and no more trouble.
    So I think I should have formatted it in the camera 1st of and not the laptop.
    Not sure if this was the case but its all working now.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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