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06-02-2009, 05:14 AM   #16
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All these herons reminded me of this...



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QuoteOriginally posted by borno Quote
Seems to focus fast too


Very nice image...I love it.

The best feature of this lens by far is the fast focus. I am glad you mentioned this. This is the fastest focusing lens in my entire kit, the F 135.2.8 comes close. The lens focusing can only be described as instantaneous, I can't wait to try this on the K-7.
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Piotr, That Puffin shot still shocks me as I scroll through the post. it is just absolutely phenomenol.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
Piotr, That Puffin shot still shocks me as I scroll through the post. it is just absolutely phenomenol.....
thanks, they are really beautiful. I spent only two hours early morning on Heimaey island with tem. But It was worth to visit Island just because of puffins.



and few more Puffins Photo Gallery by Piotr Sobolewski at pbase.com

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piotr, that puffin shot is amazing...

300mm f/5:


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All these shots are stunning, although that monkey's butt shot is something that I could have lived without

More of my favorites (small size to make the loading easier...even though they really should be larger)
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Those were exceptional, I'll bet larger they show bleeding sharpness. Nice captures too.


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well now you have done it...

guess what i want as my next lens.... and how am i going to get that past the financial controller?

thanks guys once again....

Steve

PS... stunning shots!
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well now you have done it...

guess what i want as my next lens.... and how am i going to get that past the financial controller?

thanks guys once again....

Steve

PS... stunning shots!


You may want to consider the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 (or Sigma 70-200) as
alternatives - just as sharp, faster, just not as long (but wider.)

The Tamron actually has a bit better bokeh than the Sigma 100-300,
and is a tad sharper near minimum focus distance, but the Sigma focuses
faster and is completely sharp and contrasty wide-open at 300mm.

Tammy = $700 or so, I think the Sigma 100-300 4 is around $1100 - 1200
these days. But the Sigma 100-300 is just one of those special zooms
that you can shoot wide-open all day.


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Tammy = $700 or so, I think the Sigma 100-300 4 is around $1100 - 1200
these days. But the Sigma 100-300 is just one of those special zooms
that you can shoot wide-open all day.
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Closer to $1,400 US, plus another $250-300 for the teleconverter.

So many great lenses in search of an end to the recession.
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The last two lenses that were at the marketplace with an asking price around 1k didn't sell.....
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Closer to $1,400 US, plus another $250-300 for the teleconverter.
So many great lenses in search of an end to the recession.
Surprisingly, 47th St. Photo is still showing the older prices of a few hundred dollars cheaper... regardless of mount type. More drastically, the 300/2.8 went from about $2500 to $3200 on B&H and Amazon... but it's also still the old price on 47th st. photo. Guess this is a case of them not getting the memo?
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