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03-30-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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My First True Test Of k100d and Sigma Zoom

Just shot this few minutes ago of my neighbor and was blown away at the DOF and detail. the "P" mode of this cam worked to perfection, auto focus was dead on too. I'm impressed Could have never gotten this quality with my old bridgecam.




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03-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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It's extremely sharp. Is it Sigma 17-70mm?

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It's extremely sharp. Is it Sigma 17-70mm?

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Mo, it's the 70-300 DG Macro model. Got it for less than $130 on Amazon.com. Great deal and it's lightweight (my biggest issue)
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That's a great lens for the money, I've had mine about a year and love it. I don't get out into that range much, but when I do I'm never dissapointed by this lens.

A picture taken this past summer...




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That's a great lens for the money, I've had mine about a year and love it. I don't get out into that range much, but when I do I'm never dissapointed by this lens.

A picture taken this past summer...


Love your shot too Bet your glad the K10d has waterproofing. LOL, What amazes me more and more is the sharpness at 200 ISO, even my bridgecam wasn't that sharp at 64 ISO and 8MP.

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03-30-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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@shutterpuppy,
Can you post a photo taken at 300mm?
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@shutterpuppy,
Can you post a photo taken at 300mm?
Sure if you can wait til tomorrow, it's dark outside right now in Dallas. BTW, that's another test I need to do with the cam. night shots and using "B" setting unless someone thinks auto mode shoots night skylines very well with the k100d

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03-30-2008, 07:37 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by shutterpuppy Quote
Sure if you can wait til tomorrow, it's dark outside right now in Dallas. BTW, that's another test I need to do with the cam. night shots and using "B" setting unless someone thinks auto mode shoots night skylines very well with the k100d

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I'll wait. thanks!

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I'll wait. thanks!
I did find a test shot I did the other day at 300mm, it was foggy and had to major PP to it,here's the before and after pics, yes they are the same pic...check the EXIF lol





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@shutterpuppy,
Can you post a photo taken at 300mm?
Here ya go, sorry about the same subject matter, weather been crappy since I bought the Sigma, got a break for an hour today Going to the auto show on Friday and doing mega testing of the 16-55mm and a bunch of setting combinations.Can you find the bird in the tree? lol, I feel like I'm doing a children's magazine.




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thanks for taking those test shots.
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Great shots of your neighbor and the water skier! There's an APO version of the lens that's $70 more. Is the image quality that much better? The detail in these photos are impressive...
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The water skier is not my pic (wish it were <g>) it's "Big Bens" just got caught with the quote feature on the forum. I am happy with the lens and if the APO is "better" , I can't seeing paying extra for the price difference since I can PP if it's a matter "flatness" or other issues.
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