In fact, Mike was featured on an episode of "Why?" last year. Just click on the thumbnail image to the right to hear his backstory.
In addition to manufacturing some of the finest optics in the world, Tamron is always focused on education to help you raise the bar on the quality of your images. The article from the newsletter is also published on their website and part of a complete initiative to become a leading resource for support.
Mike shares some outstanding tips in this article and Jenn's done a great job of pulling them all together. Rather than share the entire article here, I pulled out one of my favorites. Look at the image below and then read the description of how he captured it.
Note: In the Mobile, AL area? Catch Mike's 2-day Macro Photography Workshop, March 23/24 at the 2017 Festival of Flowers Weekend.
"XY-Shift compensation has been newly added to reinforce VC functionality, further improving image stabilization capabilities at any shooting distance from infinity to macro. Advancements in USD control software have also increased AF focusing speed and optimally fine-tuned for various framing conditions. Furthermore, a high standard of Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of dust or water droplets. Highly durable, Fluorine Coating is applied to the top element surface and efficiently prevents condensation of moisture and repels smudge-causing substances."
Click on the lens for more information, then visit your Tamron Dealer to check out the lens for yourself and find out what all the buzz is about.