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09-28-2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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Sigma 100-300 f/4 w/ Tamron 1.4x TC

This is the first time I was out with this combination. I think I am very happy with the results.

The light wasn't very good and all shots are taken with lens wide open and handheld.

F/4, 1/180 sec , ISO 400. Slight crop and resize


F/4.5, 1/90 sec, ISO 400 resized


F/4, 1/60 sec, ISO 400 resized


F/4 1/60 sec, ISO 400 resized


F/4.5, 1/90 sec, ISO 400 resized


These were shots without teleconverter.

F/6.7, 1/60, ISO 200 resized


F/4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO 200 resized


This guy was very patient with me. I was only 6 to 8 feet away at times. I think considering the shutter speed and being handheld most of these turned out very well.


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Those are nice.....good combo...
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Absolutely beautiful shots. Hmm... maybe I need this lens.
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Thanks guys,
I do really love this lens. Absolutely no regrets in the purchase. A good preformer and versitile. The Tamron TC seems to be a nice addition.

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Wow, great shots - very sharp for a zoom with a TC on it. I just wish the lens wasn't so darn long, but I guess it looks impressive :-)
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Great shots OrenMc, especially the TC pics. I've been holding off waiting on the new Pentax teleconverter for my DA* 300/4 but I need one before December when the Eagles get here and it doesn't look like a snowball's chance in hell they'll have it out before next summer of......2011? Maybe. It's frustrating. I mean Kenko doesn't even make their Pro version in Pentax mount that I've ever seen and I'm not willing to pony up $400+ for the Pentax AF 1.7. And Tamron leaves us in the lurch by discontinuing yours. I'm bout ready to pull the trigger on the cheap Kenko 1.5 out of desperation. I do have the Pentax 2X-S but it's difficult to work with.
I notice your focus was spot on even wide open, were you manually focusing??
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Great work, nice natural study of the bird in its habitat.
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VERY nice and no PF too

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Eaglerapids,
I was using the AF system ( most of the time ), that was another purpose of the test also. Its not super fast but reliable.

I'm looking forward to the eagle coming here also. We have a huge migration on the Skagit River. This will be the first year that I take some real equipment with me. ( Not a P&S )
I believe your not too far from Birds of Prey refuge aren't you. Never been but I always wanted to stop whenever I'm on that highway.

Damn Brit,
As I said I was able to get very close. I could not believe he was so forgiving. He was feeding at times and I kept hoping he would pull something substantial up. Would have been a shot.

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No PF!! There was some real contrasty scenes also. The first shot is a pretty good example.

Thanks for the kind words all.

Oren

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Cool river, the Skagit:-).
There is no Bird of Prey refuge near me that I'm aware of, are you thinking along the Oregon coast? I'm in Cd'A, Idaho.
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Theres a refuge on the Snake River between Boise and Twin Fall, south cental Idaho.

There is a little town outside of Boise called Eagle. I just assumed. OOPPS.
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Great shots and to be so close amazing


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Excellent photos. Crisp, rich with colour and details. Nice lens + teleconverter combo.
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The guy was very patient with me. I was only 6 to 8 feet away at times. I think considering the shutter speed and being handheld most of these turned out very well.[/QUOTE]

Holey smokes, 6/8ft away!!! I havn't been within 60 or 80 feet of one without it hauling a-- out of the area before I can even get my camera pointed at it. We have an abundance of them, Herons and Eagrets both, here on the Mississippi River back waters, but getting close has been impossible last couple of years.
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I think the images here show just how hard it is to justify the 60-250 at what $1,400. It's shorter and once you add the converter it's going to be near $1,800.
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