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Some Raptors with the Sigma lens

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by mattym, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. mattym

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    some shots i took with the 70 - 300 Super macro on the 300d, very pleased with them!
     

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    And pleased you should be, they are excellent, I particularly like the eagle looking down his beak.
     
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    Top notch mate - decent lens for the money is the Sigma.
     
  4. condyk

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    Nice work fella ... glad your getting some good results with your chosen lens :) I don't recognise the Vulture: is it an American species? Looks like Uncle Festa!

    I have my Sigma 70-200 F2.8 and 50-500mm Bigma arriving tomorrow AM and so am heading to sunny (hopefully!) Longleat in the afternoon after the school kids have gone to try them out! More used to African game parks than Wiltshire safari parks but hope to get a few shots worth keeping in between eating Corneto's and chips and trying to prevent the Baboons from mating on my car bonnet :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  5. mattym

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    thanks chaps, glad you like them too!

    condyk, nice lens, ive seen some cracking shots produced with the big one, not sure on the 70-200, sounds nice and fast though
     
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    Very nice mate, get some more posted;)
     
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    my gallery here

    not the best compression rate on them, 49 pics there though, i will have to learn how to batch process if im going to get more than 10 good shots at a time!

    whats the maximum allowed file size for attatchments?
     
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    My Canon 70-200 F4 L, that I bought after selling the 70-300 APO Sigma, just didn't work fast enough given I will mainly use it in dawn and dusk conditions in Southern Africa and so I sold it and bought SH Sigma, which has a great reputation.

    Didn't expect to get the Bigma too, but made the chap a mutually fair offer for both and he accepted. Had expected to be saving for ages for the Canon 400mm L but I know I can get back the Bigma cash and more if I need to sell it.

    Be interested in seeing the results having read the reviews and opinions. It's almost the ideal (realistically priced at least!!) Safari lens length ... tho' ideally would definately be F2.8 too!!
     
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    I enjoyed those pictures, I am awaiting that lense for my D70 so I am pleased to see those results...Love the fake frog picture in your gallery as well...And the one on page 3 where both the foreground and background are out-of-focus whilst the subject in the middle is sharp...How did you do that?

    Longleat is a great place I think, always enjoy it when I go there. Not the as Africa though. Another great place to go to is Whipsnade Wild Animal park, but then again I would be saying that as I live next door ;-)
     
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    Thanks for lookng and commenting!

    The Girl carrying the bird shot you mean? Focus on the girl, i think it was F5.6 or thereabouts, so the background was out of focus due to that... :thumbsup:
     
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    That's the one...Did you use a spot focus as the foreground is out of focus as well...Like the result a lot...
     
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    Nice pics - I have the same lens on my D70 and it's very decent for the money.
     
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    yes i have the camera set on center point only, the auto system always picks th focus point you dont want otherwise...
     

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