My Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 in City Park Murska Sobota

Morning, shutterbugs!

Jernej is here, your friendly neighborhood freelance photographer. 🙂 Have you snapped any cool pictures lately? Hit me up in the comments and tell me all about it!

So, I’ve got some exciting news: I’ve just picked up a new Tamron lens, the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD. And let me tell you, it’s a total game changer!

I took it out for a spin in my local park, City Park Murska Sobota (Mestni Park, Murska Sobota), and the results were WOW. Despite the chilly winter weather, there were still plenty of critters out and about. I captured some great shots of the resident ducks, birds, and even a cheeky squirrel or two!

Unleash your creativity with the Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 DI III RXD Lens for Sony Mirrorless Cameras!

This bad boy was made specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras with an E-mount. It’s got a sweet focal range from 70mm to 300mm, so you can capture all kinds of dope scenes, from landscapes to wildlife to sports action shots. And get this: it’s got an RXD (rapid extra-silent stepping drive) motor, which means lightning-fast and super-precise autofocus that won’t make a peep. So you can snap those fast-moving moments without disturbing the peace.

Plus, the lens has a built-in optical stabilizer with 5-stop vibration compensation, which means sharper, more stable shots even in low light. And it’s made from top-notch materials, so it’s tough and durable against any external forces.

And don’t even get me started on the optical stabilization—it’s a real game changer! I was able to get crystal-clear, sharp images even in low light.

Here are some of the key specs for the Tamron 70-300mm lens:

  • Focal length: 70–300 mm
  • Max aperture: f/4.5–6.3
  • Min aperture: f/22–32
  • RXD motor for lightning-fast and super-quiet autofocus
  • Optical stabilization with 5-stop vibration compensation
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.8 m (at 70 mm), 1.5 m (at 300 mm).
  • 15 elements in 10 groups, including LD and XLD elements for reduced aberrations
  • Filter diameter: 67 mm
  • Weight: 545g
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 77 mm x 148 mm

Shooting in the cold: Tips to get a lit photo session despite winter weather

It’s winter, and it’s really cold out here. So, my photo shoot was short but still lit. Unfortunately, some clouds messed with my lighting situation, even though I shot during the day. I had to bump up the ISO to f/4.5 to get that sharp shot. Even though this lens is supposed to be good for sports photography, I’ve got to run some tests first. You need some top-notch lighting to get a sick shot at f/4.5 and freeze that sports action.

Overall, I’m really happy with my new Tamron lens, and I can’t wait to take it on more adventures!

What do you guys think? Do you have any suggestions for my next post? Let me know in the comments! And if you want to keep up with my photography adventures, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @JernejLetica. See you around, shutterbugs!

About the City Park Murska Sobota (Mestni Park, Murska Sobota)

The City Park is one of the best-preserved historical landmarks in Slovenia. This park, which covers an area of nine and a half hectares, contains numerous tree species, including two-hundred-year-old oaks, hornbeams, ashes, linden trees, and characteristic English grassy areas. In the park, there is also an artificial lake that adds to its charm.

The park leads to the castle building from the evangelical church through Trubar’s avenue, where you can admire some public sculptures, such as the bust of the first Slovenian writer Primož Trubar, the work of sculptor Drago Tršar, the monument to the teachers who fell in the 2nd World War, and the monument to the first Prekmurje writers, the work of Feri Novak, erected on the 20th anniversary of the annexation of Prekmurje to Slovenia. The park also contains 19 stone sculptures arranged in rows throughout the park, the work of sculptor Marko Pogačnik.

The children’s playground in the park provides plenty of fun for the youngest visitors, while Fazanerija, a remnant of the former forest in the northwest of the city, provides a quality green space. If you want to explore the city’s green areas, you can follow the Green Path, which starts and ends in front of the Provincial and Study Library.

The park comes to life in the warm months with numerous events that attract visitors from all over Slovenia, while the hill in the park turns into a winter playground for visitors in the winter season.

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