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Vivitar 105/2.5 goes hunting...
Posted By: Bud, 05-27-2008, 07:05 PM

It's been awhile since I've posted over here. (The weekly thread has become a bit of an addiction )

Recently, I picked up the Sigma 180 macro and have left the Vivitar on the shelf, while contemplating whether or not part with it....

My decision has been made as to when I will.... NEVER!!!

This thing SINGS on the K20D!!! I'd forgotten how much I love hand-held, manual, focus-trap shooting. I still am very impressed with the Sigma, but it seems to be best-suited for a tripod.

Here's a few familiar faces I found out in the yard today.

Insect shots hand-held with 540 flash
No flash for the last one
(All are clickable for larger image)

Hover Flies... making.... ummmmhhhh.... Hover Flies
1/400s f/13.0 at 100.0mm iso500

Tachinid Fly
1/320s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso400

Picture Wing Fly
1/400s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso250

Newly emerged Chinese Praying Mantis on Tropical Milkweed
1/250s f/11.0 at 100.0mm iso400

Indian Pink bloom buds
1/500s f/3.5 at 100.0mm iso800

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05-30-2008, 11:24 PM   #16
Damn Brit

That third shot is beautiful yet so ugly.


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