Anders shows off some stunning shots and really puts the lens through its paces over the first few minutes of the video… then things start to get really, really weird – in the best possible way.
A new autumn means another trip to my cabin, and a new film! This year I hadn’t time to make a short, but I thought I would test a new cheap lens called Tamron AF Di II VC 18-270 PZD. It’s a nice all round lens, but how well will it work when filming handheld with a DSLR? The entire video is shot handheld, using only the Canon 550D/Rebel T2i, and the Tamron AF Di II VC 18-270 PZD. I have added smoothcam in Final Cut in some shots, and colorgraded in Color. I have tried to vary the shots as much as possible to test the lens in different settings and angles. The shot of the girls walking along the road, is shot handheld from a car.
Incidentally, if you are interested in picking up a Tamron AF Di II VC 18-270 PZD, one be had for a lazy $650. While a lot of people would not consider that “cheap”, it is a pretty good price for a lens of its capabilities.
At any rate, Anders seemed happy enough with the lens that he was able to get past the tragic and mysterious disappearance of his dog and two female companions. [Source]