I had to travel to Mexico to find my favourite colors
Year 2016 has started with great things. Actually, all those great things started already happening at the end of year 2015 but you will see the outcome this year. I’ll post more about those great things later.
Each beginning of a new year is important to me. Not only it means a fresh start to the business year but also to my personal life. I have a birthday in January. This January it was bigger than usual (don’t ask how big, though!). My husband also has his birthday in January. January is a celebration month to us so it usually means that we go on a holiday. I am not so fond of the dark and cold Finnish weather so I need to see some sun during the winter months. That usually means over 9 hours’ travelling to somewhere warm and sunny.
Before the Christmas we booked a vacation to Mexico. Right before the Christmas I also got a lovely e-mail from Emilie. She told me that I was chosen to test a new Tamron lens. Oh what a great news just before Christmas and before our trip to Mexico!
Yes, I wanted to test that lens in Mexico, for sure.
I chose a Tamron SP 45 mm f/1.8 to be my travel lens buddy. Honestly, I fell in love to the lens. I think it’s perfect for travel photos. I usually use my Canon 35 mm f/1.4 for holiday photos but I didn’t use it once during our trip. Tamron 45 mm was that good!
I think the focal length of the lens is really good for many kind of different photography and that’s why it’s really easy to leave on your camera. One can shoot portraits, landscapes and lifestyle so effortlessly with it. It has an image stabiliser which I found particularly useful because I love shooting wide open. I used f/1.8 – 2.0 a lot in my Mexico images.
The lens is also sharp and you can focus really close to your subject. It’s minimum focus distance is only 29 cm! I love when I got to be really close to my subject. The background blurriness that the lens creates when shooting wide open is something special too. The lens is weather protected but I didn’t use it in the rain (hey, it really did rain a little while we were in Mexico!) or other extreme weather situations (except in a bit humid Mexican weather).
If I have to say something negative about that lens, it is that you can see some viable vignetting in the corners when shooting wide open. Many lenses create vignetting while shooting wide open. That is not so big issue for me anyway.
I am super happy that I’ve got to test that lens and it will definitely be a keeper to my wedding lens collection. I cannot wait to test it in a real wedding situation. Overall, very very good lens (especially a great value for money) and I know I’m going to use it a lot together with my two favourite lenses Canon 85 mm f/1.2 and Canon 35 mm f/1.4.
Thank you so much Focus Nordic for that great lens!
I travelled to Mexico to find my favourite colors. What’s yours?