Apratim Saha

I’m a people photographer and one of my favourite focal length is 16-35. You may be surprised, how this focal length could be a favourite for a people photographer. Well, firstly I don’t shoot from a long distance and prefer to go very close to my subjects. I talk with them, make them comfortable with the camera and then shoot. Secondly and most importantly, you have a lot of other advantages with this focal length, like you can create a human frame between the frame and you can include much more subjects in your frame. You can get very good environmental portraits with this one.

I shot with TAMRON’s SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD during my Bisket Jatra workshop, which is an annual festival in Bhaktapur and Thimi, Nepal. This festival is celebrated at the start of the New Year on the Bikram Sambat calendar. You will witness a huge gathering of people from all walks of life to celebrate this festival, and as a photographer I look forward to such moments.

TAMRON has been making it clear that image stabilization should be included in every high-end lens, no matter what the focal length is. Tripods are difficult to manage under such scenario, I avoid them too. TAMRON’s in-built Vibration Compensation (VC) makes it a versatile lens which allows the photographer to work swiftly.

The lens is ergonomically designed, with fluorine-coated front element which makes it easy for care-free usage . I always shoot in RAW, and process my images on my own. TAMRON’s 15-30mm has improved optics design with 18-elements in 13-groups which results into sharp images controlling - vignetting, chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flare.

TAMRON’s SP 15-30mm F/2.8 VC is a lens, which falls into my “Highly Recommended” list of DSLR lenses for the photographers who are into the field of shooting landscapes, wedding, people photography, architecture or environmental portraits. If you are looking for a professional-grade ultra-wide angle zoom lens without spending a lot of money, look no further, the TAMRON 15-30mm f/2.8 VC USD is - where your search ends.