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07-21-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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New Sigma 135-400

I recently purchased a Sigma 135-400 F4.5-5.6 and had a chance to use it today. Major lesson learned, either carry a monopod/tripod or brace yourself well while using it. These shots aren't the best, but love the quality of the zoom.

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07-21-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Wondering what camera you have, and if you have shake reduction?
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Nice pic's MShawn63, I love my Sigma 135-400. I used it for most of today

m8o, most people leave the image data intact. There are several ways to look all this information up depending upon what software your running.

The top picture was taken with a K10, ISO 400, Aperture is F32, and the Exposure time is 1/60".
There's lots more data including the software used, focal distance and time taken.

This free program (for windows) is one of the better photo data programs that I've seen.
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Hi m8o, I was using a K10 and had shake reduction on, there was a nice breeze blowing while I took these. I also learned I really should have had my monopod with me.

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Nice and sharp shots,

I would set a correction -0.5 or even -1 because you lost detail in the bright parts.

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Guido, thanks for the advice, I'll have to try that next time I go there. That may work when we go to the beach next week as well.

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I have a Tokina atx80-400 and I have to agree that a monopod is a must when hiking and just wandering about as a tripod is just to bulky and tends to cause missed shots. On the other hand for the best clarity on the 300-400mm range hand held just does not cut it. My monopod is leaning by the door like a walking stick and it's second nature now to grab it on the way out.
Enjoy your new lens!
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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
m8o, most people leave the image data intact. There are several ways to look all this information up depending upon what software your running....
Hmm, I learned something new again. I would usually not ask. I usually drag a picture to my desktop, like I did to these, right click on it (a WinTel user) and look @ properties which displays Exif.

I find tho from my own images too, Exif will be shown unless some processing was done to the image, in which case Windows only shows basic size and color properties. Weird that Widows can read Exif of an unprocessed image but not if it was processed, even tho the data is still there and readable by other programs.

thnx,
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Nice and sharp shots,
I would set a correction -0.5 or even -1 because you lost detail in the bright parts.
Guido
I've found shooting yellow flowers to be the most difficult to retain detail. thnx for the recommendation.
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I have a monopod and a tripod, best results I have with the Tripod

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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
I find tho from my own images too, Exif will be shown unless some processing was done to the image, in which case Windows only shows basic size and color properties. Weird that Widows can read Exif of an unprocessed image but not if it was processed, even tho the data is still there and readable by other programs.
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That can be a problem Steve, and I know exactly what you mean.

If your going to enter a photo on the Pentax Gallery you need all the data intact.
Plus it helps us identify where someone may have messed up with a pic.

And they often only cloned out a small flaw or something.

I've discovered that ACDSEE keeps the data intact while cloning, and color conversions

Some other programs might as well, it's the only 1 that I know of.
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