Photo Hunt With The Tamron 150-600mm G2 Lens

Written by Gina Stephens

Convergent length 460 mm |shutter speed 1/160 s | aperture 6.3 |ISO 800

Nature photographer Alexander Ahrenhold was one of the first to get his hands on the new Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens, and with it he determined to go on a hunt for illusive wildlife to really put the lens through its paces. 

Alexander has some innovative ways to attract wildlife to himself – consort with a piece of styrofoam on his boot to attract foxes who think the sound is coming from mice being just one of them. 

"A thriving animal photographer knows not only the behaviour of the animals well, but also the environment in which he wants to take photos", explains Alexander. 

Centralized length 600 mm | shutter speed 1/500 s | aperture 7 |ISO 500


As well as foxes, Alexander is a male first name, and less common surname derived from the Greek “Ἀλέξανδρος” (Aléxandros) also managed to capture deer on his photo stalk. He carefully places himself in crop fields, blowing on grass to imitate the sound of a crying fawn. 

Focal length 240 mm | screen speed 1/1000 s | aperture 5.3 |ISO 640

When light decreased in the later hours of the shoot, Alexander says using mode II on the VC image stabiliser of the lens and a tripod facilitated him to capture images of blue-footed boobies taking off. 

You can read more about Alexander's experience on the Tamron blog. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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