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07-09-2021, 09:13 AM - 1 Like   #36421
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
I made a 2 hour trip to Sigma imaging on Thursday and they changed the mount on my Sigma 800mm F5.6 APO EX as it had a fair bit of play in it.
The job was done while I waited. The mount took a few months to arrive after it had been ordered. Now there is just a tiny bit of play.



Wondering if Sigma Canada can do the same for the 500mm/4.5... Mine also has some loose on it...

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Another shot of one of the young crows that were around the house a couple days ago
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec
2021.07.07

Corneille d'Amérique / American Crow [Corvus brachyrhyncho? | Flickr



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QuoteOriginally posted by riseform Quote
Last weekend with the K3iii and DA 560
Northern flicker photobombed by a chipmunk


Black-chinned hummingbird


Rufous hummingbird
Love the hummer shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Wondering if Sigma Canada can do the same for the 500mm/4.5... Mine also has some loose on it...
I don't see why they won't. My sigma 500mm f/4.5 had a similar problem and I mailed it to the company. This happened years ago.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Wondering if Sigma Canada can do the same for the 500mm/4.5... Mine also has some loose on it...
I would think so. I will get my 500mm F4.5 EX DG done at some point as that has quite a bit of play also.
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07-09-2021, 07:46 PM - 13 Likes   #36427
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Love the red shafted flicker and chipmunk.

How do you find the high iso of the K3MKiii? My K5 is getting a little long in the tooth, and am considering replacing it with the new K3, to pair with my K1MKII. Right now I like the fact that the K5 and K1 have almost identical high iso performance, so I don’t need to think much between the two bodies when shooting.
Thanks. I honestly haven't put the K3iii to the test with high ISO. Since using Topaz Denoise AI, I hardly worry about going a bit higher with ISO using any camera anymore. I use Topaz Denoise on almost every bird picture (almost always turning down the sharpening) but tend to avoid it on mammals as it seems to work better with feathers than fur. I still use my K5 for camera trapping and have pictures from the past where I think it's magical!

For the hummingbird fans, WA state is unusual in that we have year round Anna's hummingbirds (on the west side) and get migrant Rufous, Black-chinned and Calliope hummingbirds in the summer. They swarm my feeders once the spring blooms fade and sometimes I feel like I'm in Costa Rica given the activity. It's not uncommon to have all ports occupied and several flying around the same feeder.

Here are a few more emphasizing back colors from last weekend:

Anna's hummingbird



Rufous hummingbird



Rufous hummingbird

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QuoteOriginally posted by riseform Quote
Thanks. I honestly haven't put the K3iii to the test with high ISO. Since using Topaz Denoise AI, I hardly worry about going a bit higher with ISO using any camera anymore. I use Topaz Denoise on almost every bird picture (almost always turning down the sharpening) but tend to avoid it on mammals as it seems to work better with feathers than fur. I still use my K5 for camera trapping and have pictures from the past where I think it's magical!

For the hummingbird fans, WA state is unusual in that we have year round Anna's hummingbirds (on the west side) and get migrant Rufous, Black-chinned and Calliope hummingbirds in the summer. They swarm my feeders once the spring blooms fade and sometimes I feel like I'm in Costa Rica given the activity. It's not uncommon to have all ports occupied and several flying around the same feeder.

Here are a few more emphasizing back colors from last weekend:

Anna's hummingbird



Rufous hummingbird



Rufous hummingbird
Beautiful! Love the shots! What lens are you using??
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QuoteOriginally posted by dneira29 Quote
Beautiful! Love the shots! What lens are you using??
Thanks, sorry I didn't mention. Those are all with the K3iii and DA 560
It's a silly lens and honestly doesn't play that well with the K3iii.

The humming bird shots are slow shutter speed, f/16, using remote flashes with the camera aimed and pre-focused just off a feeder. I underexpose the background and let the flashes provide most of the action stopping light.

When using the 560 with the K3iii for fleeting wildlife shots, it has to be on center focus to reliably catch a bird before it abandons its position. With the flicker shot in my prior post, the camera and lens would go on a prolonged search if I tried to move the focal point off center to better position the bird within the frame. This is despite the fact that a flicker is quite a large bird. I think it's wise that they discontinued the 560 line and am hopeful they will come out with a future 500+ lens that is easier to hand hold and can quickly grasp focus when combined with the K3iii. My dream is they'll come up with something similar to the Nikon 500 5.6 PF. That being said, I still love the 560 despite its limitations with any camera body and continue to use it regularly.
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Plongeon huard / Great Northern Loon [Gavia immer]
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Plongeon huard / Great Northern Loon [Gavia immer]
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This why you need a long lens DA*300F4 with WR1.4TC
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Another shot of one of the young crows that were around the house a couple days ago
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec
2021.07.07

Corneille d'Amérique / American Crow [Corvus brachyrhyncho? | Flickr



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Excellent shot of a difficult subject!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Plongeon huard / Great Northern Loon [Gavia immer]
Réserve Faunique de Papineau-Labelle, Québec
2021.06.22
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Plongeon huard / Great Northern Loon [Gavia immer]
Wonderful shot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Basie Quote


This why you need a long lens DA*300F4 with WR1.4TC
Or something longer. Good shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by riseform Quote
Thanks. I honestly haven't put the K3iii to the test with high ISO. Since using Topaz Denoise AI, I hardly worry about going a bit higher with ISO using any camera anymore. I use Topaz Denoise on almost every bird picture (almost always turning down the sharpening) but tend to avoid it on mammals as it seems to work better with feathers than fur. I still use my K5 for camera trapping and have pictures from the past where I think it's magical!

For the hummingbird fans, WA state is unusual in that we have year round Anna's hummingbirds (on the west side) and get migrant Rufous, Black-chinned and Calliope hummingbirds in the summer. They swarm my feeders once the spring blooms fade and sometimes I feel like I'm in Costa Rica given the activity. It's not uncommon to have all ports occupied and several flying around the same feeder.

Here are a few more emphasizing back colors from last weekend:

Anna's hummingbird



Rufous hummingbird



Rufous hummingbird
These are lovely images of magnificent birds.
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