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11-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #31
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The first two were taken using the k-200d and 70-200 2.8. The last one with k3 and 150-500

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These two with the 150-500:





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This is another one from the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
I had it for more than a year... I took many good photos with it...
I did not see many pics from this lens in here in the PentaxForums...
I guess most of the photographs looking for long reach would go either to the 150-500mm or the BIGMA 50-500.



Quiscale bronzé / Common Grackle [Quiscalus quiscula]
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
This is another one from the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
I had it for more than a year... I took many good photos with it...
I did not see many pics from this lens in here in the PentaxForums...
I guess most of the photographs looking for long reach would go either to the 150-500mm or the BIGMA 50-500.



Quiscale bronzé / Common Grackle [Quiscalus quiscula]
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Great colors and bokeh! Well done & TFS, J
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Another one from the 120-400mm at 120mm
I should have used greater aperture though to isolate the subject, this one was at f16, ISO3200, 1/125s

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Both with 150-500:



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Sort of a no-brainer observation of this thread so far...these Sigma teles can sure take cool pictures! Great stuff, let's see more.
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Quick question for you 150-500'ers ... Do you use a filter and if so, what ... really not sure that I will/need invest in one. J
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Still... another one from the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM @ 400mm



F6.3 (wide open), 1/800, iso200



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I don't. I am careful not to touch the front element and use a lens pen once in a while to clean it.

After all, the front element was designed for where it's located plus I don' like the ghosting and/or loss of sharpness from a filter. Especially from cheap ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mamethot Quote
I don't. I am careful not to touch the front element and use a lens pen once in a while to clean it.

After all, the front element was designed for where it's located plus I don' like the ghosting and/or loss of sharpness from a filter. Especially from cheap ones.
OK ... thanks. And those are some great captures posted. J
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Quick question for you 150-500'ers ... Do you use a filter and if so, what ... really not sure that I will/need invest in one. J
I never use "protecting" filters on my lenses, I may use CPL or ND for special effects though...
However, I always put the front element cap between shootings (when pinched cap is not provided with a lens, I changed for pinched type cap) and take great care of my lenses while the cap is not on the front element, and I always put the hood ...just the hood offer a quite good protection.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
I never use "protecting" filters on my lenses, I may use CPL or ND for special effects though...
However, I always put the front element cap between shootings (when pinched cap is not provided with a lens, I changed for pinched type cap) and take great care of my lenses while the cap is not on the front element, and I always put the hood ...just the hood offer a quite good protection.
OK ... merci bien, Sylvain.

I did not go out and shoot today. It's was rainy and some good wind/breeze, plus tons of cloud cover. Maybe next weekend or sooner, J
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Merci Jean!

Are you guys able to see the Sigma lens brand and model in the Exif data from files out of your K-3?

In LR5 I can't seem to see the information.

Actually I just went and used an eternal exif viewer and the lens info is included, however maybe not in the same location or using the right formatting.

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More from the wakeboard series.

Keeping in mind that they were 750 to 1000 meters away, I think they are sharp...








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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Quick question for you 150-500'ers ... Do you use a filter and if so, what ... really not sure that I will/need invest in one. J
Only a polarizer and only when I need it.
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Only a polarizer and only when I need it.
OK ... thanks a lot, bcb ... J
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