All You Need to Create Dramatic Seascapes Is a Great All-In-One Lens

Creating dramatic seascapes is easy with the powerful and versatile Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one lens that you can take with you on your travels? What a dream that would be. Well, that dream has come true thanks to Tamron. The Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD covers wide and telephoto photography. It has a moisture-resistant design, sharp optics, and weighs just 20.3 oz! It’s the perfect lens to travel with, making it ideal for a trip to the beach to create dramatic seascapes. Find out more about this versatile lens and how to create seascape images that will make jaws drop after the break.

This post is presented by Tamron. Maximize your creative potential with the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. The first all-in-one Mirrorless zoom that starts at f2.8. Be sure to pick one up!

Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Offers Unprecedented Optical Performance and Versatility

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If you want one lens that can do it all, the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD could be the lens for you. Designed from the ground up for Sony E mount cameras, this weather-sealed lens is perfect for all types of photography, including dramatic seascapes. This lens is compact, lightweight, has top-quality optics, and is rugged, with seals throughout the barrel and one at the mount. Here’s a quick look at some tech specs:

  • 4.6-inches long and only 1.26lbs
  • The first all-in-one zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras to offer f2.8.
  • LD and XLD lens elements minimize chromatic aberrations
  • Broad-Band Anti-Reflection coating offers high anti-reflective benefits and reduces ghosting and flare
  • Minimum focusing distance of 7.5-inches at 28mm 31.5inches at 200mm
  • RXD motors for fast autofocus performance
  • 18 elements in 14 groups with 7 bladed aperture design
  • Just $729!

What Makes the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Ideal for Seascapes?

If you’re going to be making images of waves crashing upon the shore or of the sun rising or setting over the ocean, you’re going to need a lens that’s built to last. Beaches are treacherous places for lenses that aren’t weather-sealed. Fortunately, the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is weather-resistant. If you wanted to, you could get closer to the water to create more dramatic seascapes. The lens will be able to take a splash with no ill effects. On top of the moisture-resistant construction is the great focal range. From 28mm all the way to 200mm, you have ample room to be as creative as you like.

You can create gorgeous wide dramatic seascapes that capture the seafront, sunsets, and sunrises. On the longer end of the lens, you can zoom in and focus on one element that stands out. A boat out on the water with the sun behind its sails, or a distant rock formation jutting out about the sea. With this range, you’ll have the creative freedom to do what you want. The fast aperture of f2.8 at 28mm will enable you to capture more light. This is perfect for when you want to make dramatic blue hour images of the ocean. The 67mm filter thread means you’ll also be able to get high-quality polarizers and ND filters that won’t break the bank. The sheer versatility and great optics make this lens great.

How to Create Dramatic Seascapes

Dramatic seascapes can be made at any time. However, the golden hours are ideal. Golden hues will add warmth to your images. You should try shooting with the sun just slightly off to one side while it’s just above the horizon. This way, you’ll be able to backlight waves as they crash onto the shore or over rocks. You could also wait for stormy weather too. The ominous clouds and dark colors can add lots of drama. If you shoot during the day, make sure there are clouds in the sky to break up blue skies.

Try your hand at long exposures with a tripod too. You can use longer exposures to create smooth water, which can look dream-like. You can also use shutter speeds of one-half to three seconds to create a rushing water effect.

When composing your images, try to have foreground elements like rocks or driftwood present. You should also try to find leading lines that take the viewer’s eyes to the point of interest. Composing your image will be easy thanks to the great focal range of the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. If there’s an area you can’t reach, you can zoom in and still create the images you imagined.

Better yet, the focusing range is just as incredibly versatile as the zoom coverage. Here’s some info directly from Tamron’s website:

“The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 delivers amazing close-up performance for an all-in-one zoom lens. At 28mm wide-angle, the MOD is 7.5 in with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, and at the 200mm telephoto end it has an MOD of 31.5 in with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8. In addition to capturing stunning close-up images, you can leverage the blurred background bokeh utilizing a large F-number and enjoy unique close-up shots that were not possible with all-in-one zoom lenses until now.”

The Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Does It All

If you want to create dramatic seascapes, the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is the only lens you need. Great optics will create sharp images, coatings will minimize flares, and the sealing will protect your lens from the elements. It’s an all-in-one package that does it all. At $729.00, it’s a must-have lens.

This post is presented by Tamron. Maximize your creative potential with the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD: the first all-in-one Mirrorless zoom that starts at f2.8. And it’s also incredibly affordable.

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.