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06-23-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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55-300mm at the zoo.

I'm very happy with the 55-300's wide range, colours, bokeh and sharpness (even wide open). I had a couple of incidents of excessive hunting, but I'm prepared for that now. I just grab the manual ring and dial it in. As much as I liked the Tamron 70-300mm Di, I couldn't go back to it now. I did miss the Tamron close-focus though.

All these photos were taken with the FA55-300mm except for the two shots of flamingos, taken with the FA50mm.

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Wow, absolutely great pictures. I really liked #18 (is that a Macaque?! - looks like a crotchety old man!) and #11. #3 is also a very nice picture. You got great colors and contrast from this lens and it's surprising how sharp this lens is for you wide open.
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Great shots audiobomber, I guess it is time for me to go back to the Zoo!

I like the Tiger shots - They show so much expression!

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06-23-2008, 08:15 PM   #4
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Wow, absolutely great pictures. I really liked #18 (is that a Macaque?! - looks like a crotchety old man!) and #11. #3 is also a very nice picture. You got great colors and contrast from this lens and it's surprising how sharp this lens is for you wide open.
Thanks dkittle. I believe that is a Barbary Macaque. Frankly he looked a little depressed to me.

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Great shots audiobomber, I guess it is time for me to go back to the Zoo!

I like the Tiger shots - They show so much expression!

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Yeah, what's a trip to the zoo without a tiger? I almost missed him. All I had were shots of him asleep. Fortunately the second time I came by he was sitting up and looking around.

I've never been to the zoo with the intent of taking pictures. I'm new to this hobby. I really had a blast.

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Wow they are great!
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Cool picasa now working for me, I couldn't see images before.

Nice stuff! I like them. I can't wait for my copy to come in this Wednesday
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