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Still learning my Bigma
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm Camera: K5 Photo Location: Around Saugus 
Posted By: charliezap, 12-23-2012, 04:54 PM

The first several pictures that I took today that I did not post weren't that sharp.I screwed up.I had the K5's anti shake feature on along with the Bigmas Optical Stabilizer and they fought each other.I'm still learning.All these were hand held except the moon which I did with a tripod.I may get a monopod for this lens but I will try my tripod with one leg extended to see how that works out.The first pic was taken from Saugus looking towards Boston at 50mm and the next is at 500mm.The 3rd is the Prudential Building in Boston-The 4th shot is Nahant Ma. 4 miles distance-The 5th shot is Graves light in Boston Harbor 10 miles away. Rte 1 Saugus and the moon are the last 2. The reviews on the lens say that long shots like these are very good but it excels when it is used for birding and the like when used in your back yard and at distance less than infinity which I'm finding true.--Merry Christmas to all.--charliezap and kathyzap.

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12-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Looks great to me, Capn - and I love the New England look of the shots - brings back memories of our time in Boston.

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Excellent Charlie between your Elliptical routine and carrying that Bigma around you'll stay in fine shape !
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you've already got that lens all tuned up and running good Charlie. Between you and EM, I'm not sure if I should get the Bigma or new K5, decisions, decisions. Maybe I'll just sit back and enjoy the view and save some money for buffets as we travel.

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Looks great to me, Capn - and I love the New England look of the shots - brings back memories of our time in Boston.

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Excellent Charlie between your Elliptical routine and carrying that Bigma around you'll stay in fine shape !
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you've already got that lens all tuned up and running good Charlie. Between you and EM, I'm not sure if I should get the Bigma or new K5, decisions, decisions. Maybe I'll just sit back and enjoy the view and save some money for buffets as we travel.
This goes to Bob mostly.--This was told to me many years ago. "A camera is only as good as its lens" In my own words you can put a CRAP lens on a good camera and get crap pictures but a great lens can take great pics on a decent camera.Go for the Glass.--charliezap
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Looks like you are coming along nicely with the new lens. Just for clarification, when you say you are "going to extend 1 leg". Do you mean your leg, and if so, is this before or after a session with the red cup?
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Looks like you are coming along nicely with the new lens. Just for clarification, when you say you are "going to extend 1 leg". Do you mean your leg, and if so, is this before or after a session with the red cup?
Thanks Tom.I think that the maneuver would take place before and after the red solo cup.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
This goes to Bob mostly.--This was told to me many years ago. "A camera is only as good as its lens" In my own words you can put a CRAP lens on a good camera and get crap pictures but a great lens can take great pics on a decent camera.Go for the Glass.--charliezap
I agree! Good glass takes great photos! Sadly, I've only got three lenses that I consider "high" quality lenses, the rest are just so-so. If I follow the basics of sound photography principles and pay attention to the subject and lighting they all produce decent images! Some photographers can produce fantastic images with lousy lenses......the best glass in the world won't help me

You're doing great BTW,

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Excellent technique if these are handheld! Great job. And it looks like the Bigma will do well in your hands.
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love the moon shot
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Some nice shots. Every time I look at the moon I want a Bigma
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I agree! Good glass takes great photos! Sadly, I've only got three lenses that I consider "high" quality lenses, the rest are just so-so. If I follow the basics of sound photography principles and pay attention to the subject and lighting they all produce decent images! Some photographers can produce fantastic images with lousy lenses......the best glass in the world won't help me

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Excellent technique if these are handheld! Great job. And it looks like the Bigma will do well in your hands.
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love the moon shot
Thanks guys.My wife got me a female porter to carry this beast around when I go out on a shoot.--charliezap
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It is a beast. The hardest thing for me is when I go to shoot a football game and carry both the Bigma and my Tammy 70-200 f/2.8 in the bag.
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Some nice shots. Every time I look at the moon I want a Bigma
I had to work the 50-300mm Pentax to get decent shots of the moon.This is so much easier to get good results.--charliezap
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I also enjoy using my Tamron 1.4 TC with the Bigma to get a little more reach. I took a trip to the zoo with the grandkids this afternoon and took my K5 with the Pentax DA 55-300. I haven't used that lens much lately but really like it. When I got home I saw a flock of birds in the tree out back so I grabbed the Bigma and the TC. The cedar waxwings have returned and were working on the berries in the back tree along with a flock of robins. Here was a shot of a waxwing with the Bigma and converter.



and here is a robin.

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