I remember my first day out with the Tamron 10-24. The wide angle thing was a bit freaky at first - how come everything looked so distant at its widest focal length?!? Weird. It was a great birthday treat to add to my growing collection of gear.
By far the best thing about it was the magic infinity focal setting on the barrel that I had been missing with the kit lens. No more focus f*** ups! This made night work a no-brainer.
In the 19 months or so that it was alive it probably clocked up at least 30,000+ photos. It had a good life before crashing down the steps of the bathing pools the other day as I released the camera from the tripod. I still can't quite work out how it happened! All I know is that the Tamron took the hit rather than the camera. In a way I'd have almost rather have a bust camera body as it would accelerate the drive towards a full frame shooter.
Anyway, below are a few light painting highlights from the Tamron's brief life attached to my Nikon D5000. Replacing it is the Nikon equivalent and I'm expecting even better picture quality. Next week I hope to share some early results.