Quote Originally Posted by Peter Rockstroh
I rarely use anything beyond 300 mm, and for the price and image quality the Tamron 300 mm/2.8 is hard to beat.
Interesting, and good to know. Beyond 300/400 it's getting all big and expensive or very slow. There is for example a good Tamron zoom 200-400, but f5;6 and that means tripod only if I want to shoot ISO 100slides.

I achieved fine results with Superia 800 neg film and my Tamron 28-300, free hand at 1/1000sec. Maybe this is all I need ? Will think about it.

from left to right, No 1-4 and No 7

Examples at F6,3(300mm, Superia 800

The prints look much better (sharper) of course.

Thanks !