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08-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by iced Quote
I have a few shots poster on Flicker, some of the first ones I took, still learning. There are a couple of boats one was about 400+ yards and the other over a mile. Most of these were taken with a tripod it is a hand full shooting freehand. If I can assist in any way let me know. Thanks
http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/springcreekview/with/2806180242
I'm thinking about getting this lenses too. Is it far too difficult to shoot free-hand is it, and a tri/mono pod is needed?

08-28-2008, 04:33 PM   #17
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K100d Super w/50-500mm f4-f6.3 sigma

Yes I do, and really like, no love it. Clear, sharp, focus quite fast but when using the converter it is sometimes tricky in less than perfect light. Weight is not a problem. Hope you could take advantage of it because I have seen a few picture takers using it, so if you can afford it, go for it!
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08-28-2008, 04:39 PM   #18
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Some lovely pics there GraphAD.

Take them all free-hand did you?
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the black night crowned heron were tripod free, the other two were on a Manfrotto 190 and a 482 rc, I think.

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Oh right, how in general have you found it in terms of hand-holding for shots?
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Well need good hands, brace the body well against your face and hold the lens part in the V position and take a deep breath. It doesn't work all the time but those shots I was sitting on passerel like an Indian, so it was much easier. Most of the time I do use my tripod. All the following were shots on a tripod. Except for the Hawk, braced against a rail.
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Thanks for the info, some good shots you've got there
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Thanks a lot, I thank the birds also, without them no pics!

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