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12-30-2016, 04:04 PM   #24166
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DA*300 @ 420mm; last 2 with DA560

That's an impressive set. I especially like the swallow (swift?)

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A couple from today.
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A couple from today.
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I love that flight shot Travis! Can't wait until we have more out this way

One of my baldies from this afternoon. The juvies never look regal or majestic, at most gawky and awkward.
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Last few end of the year shots, Siberian Blue Robin. Gotten the juvenile shots last year. I'm so happy that managed to get this small passerine bird in more prominent blues this year, the color is nicer on this round but the lighting condition (extremly low light) is very challenging..

Siberian Blue Robin (juvenile) - 2015 Dec

Siberian Blue Robin (adult bird) - 2016 Dec






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Great commotion on the shoreline! At least 3 old blokes attracting the attention of passing dogwalkers and their assorted mutts and pooches with their scopes and lenses. What's up? Just a trio of snow buntings. Actually they have been around for a while, I must have heard of sightings first at least a month ago, but hadn't had any luck spotting them myself on my fairly frequent perambulations along the shore line. Anyway, I scuttled back for lens and tripod, yep still there so I was happily snapping away. Obliging birds, (actually someone had spread around some seed/nuts) good light with the sun , low over the welsh hills, peeping under the cloud cover like a well aimed studio light. Then my camera bleeped. "memory card full". Well thats never happened before, not with 16GB card. Still I had more than enough pics to be going on with. K5, 31A, f8/f9, 800ASA/1600ASA.













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Thanks woodywesty, these are straight out of the box, no sharpening in post processing and the camera setting used is Natural which is also zero sharpness.
Thank you for replying. I have the Sigma 300mm 2.8 and 500mm 4.5 and both seem to be a hair off so I'm going to try to do some in camera adjusting. Hopefully I can get something close to the sharp focus you always have! ;-)
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I picked up my early birthday present yesterday and had to test out ASAP. A Sigma 1.4x TC to go with my new to me Sigma 500. I guess that'd make it 700mm @ f/6.3



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I picked up my early birthday present yesterday and had to test out ASAP. A Sigma 1.4x TC to go with my new to me Sigma 500. I guess that'd make it 700mm @ f/6.3

Now all you need is an F 1.7x AF Adapter.
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I picked up my early birthday present yesterday and had to test out ASAP. A Sigma 1.4x TC to go with my new to me Sigma 500. I guess that'd make it 700mm @ f/6.3

That is one terrific shot.
12-31-2016, 10:15 PM   #24175
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kameko Quote
I picked up my early birthday present yesterday and had to test out ASAP. A Sigma 1.4x TC to go with my new to me Sigma 500. I guess that'd make it 700mm @ f/6.3

Terrific! Looks like a great combination. Happy birthday!
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Now all you need is an F 1.7x AF Adapter.
Are you offering to buy me one Norm?!

Thanks Michael and Kath! I was pleasantly surprised at the sharpness/quality with the TC when I transferred the photo's from the card to my computer. I had a love hate relationship w/the Pentax 1.4 - I could never get over the dark grainy look when using it. Hopefully the new Sigma one and I will have more of a symbiotic relationship?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kameko Quote
Are you offering to buy me one Norm?!

Thanks Michael and Kath! I was pleasantly surprised at the sharpness/quality with the TC when I transferred the photo's from the card to my computer. I had a love hate relationship w/the Pentax 1.4 - I could never get over the dark grainy look when using it. Hopefully the new Sigma one and I will have more of a symbiotic relationship?
We'll watch for it!
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Blackbird close up. Taken from a car drivers seat. ISO640,f6.3, 1/125, K-5/FA*600mmF4EDIF]/Eckla window mount.
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Blackbird close up. Taken from a car drivers seat. ISO640,f6.3, 1/125, K-5/FA*600mmF4EDIF]/Eckla window mount.
I can almost see the silhouette of your car in the eye of the blackbird!! Now thats sharp.... ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kameko Quote
I picked up my early birthday present yesterday and had to test out ASAP. A Sigma 1.4x TC to go with my new to me Sigma 500. I guess that'd make it 700mm @ f/6.3

That is very nice.
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