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04-06-2008, 04:35 PM   #16
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Can post up with the exif intact?

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I have been so strong recently...I am trying to battle LBA but this makes it really hard to do.
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I would love to see the test on bokeh in this Da* version whether it is any different from Fa or F version.

No doubt the lens will be sharp at f4. This lens would have inherited the merits from the previous version. Not sure how the bokeh would turn out against highlight and tree branches
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QuoteOriginally posted by mille19 Quote
I've just sold my Sigma 100-300mm F4, don't get me wrong the Sigma is a very good lens, it's just that I take mainly wildlife shots and found that 95% of my photo's were taken at 300mm.

I decided to go for the prime hoping that I'd be more successful using it with my Kenko 1.5X and Pentax 1.7X converters. My first impressions are I think I've made the right decision. The weather hasn't been kind but I've managed a couple of shots with the Kenko (SDM still works!) and they look pretty good, I'll be trying to get some more test shots in soon.
Thanks for very positive information.One question:
Do you think DA*300/4 + kenk 1,5x TC can do AF without oscilation (I have this problem with my DA*50-135/2,8),this is very important for me becouse this combination is useless for me for action shots with tc.
Thanks for replay filip

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I would say 90% of the shots in the birds gallery were taken with the 100-300mm Sigma F4.
I wouldn't say the prime is significantly better but is smaller, lighter and hopefully be better when used with 1.5X and 1.7X converters.
The SDM is almost silent when focussing and is faster at focussing, I haven't had the lens long enough to put it through a thorough test but it doesn't seem to hunt as much as the Sigma in bad lght.
The 100-300 is still a very good lens. I've only sold mine because I didn't want it to be sat in a drawer collecting dust.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mille19 Quote
I've just uploaded some photo's taken with my new DA* 300mm, just follow the Most Recent link at http://srmillerphotogallery.mysite.orange.co.uk/ .
I'm more than happy with the results (it was a dull drizzly day), what do you think?
Thanks for posting, srmiller. I've been saving my pennies for this lens (the pennies now fill half my bedroom). So far, so good!

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