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Old Nov 18, 2010, 9:10 AM   #1
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Default Back in England, a few snaps I've taken so far

Nothing amazing, just some shots as we've been travelling around after arriving from Egypt. Nice to see the different colours.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 9:15 AM   #2
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Nice series Mark. The surface of the water in #2 & #3 is absolutely smooth; great reflections. It must have been a very calm day with no wind.
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Hi Mark,
Great series, Love the wide first shot of Brent tor church.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 5:15 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

Mark, that was with the Sigma 10-20mm, a lens that I want to like but just can't quite LOL.
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#1, #2 and #5 are especially nice.
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Mark,
Hope you are enjoying the trip as much as I am enjoying the pics
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 5:23 PM   #8
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Hi Mark,
I been dreaming about getting that lens, I love wide shots. Got a get an slr first. Can I ask what is it you don't quite like?? is it hard to use? I got 28 wide zoom and I'm thinking it must take some getting used to having a 10-20mm.
I been there today, the sun was out.
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It's just not as sharp as I would like. It's not a bad lens, if it was a little sharper I would be really happy with it. The 8-16mm seems to be the hands down winner, just can't justify the change for the small amount of use I give a super wide. I used to have the 12-24 lens for my full frame bodies but that was weaker still as you got near to the corners.

For normal use there is no issue with the 10-20, I'm just not quite sure it has the quality to be used on a shoot. I need to print something large to check it out.
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G'day Mark

Thanks for your series of photos, nice to see you still have the sun poking out to lend some light at this time of year there. :-)

Photo 2 is my fav. The reflection and colours, and composition all work very well for me.

Photo 1 is also great, but imho, has a bit too much sky. I'm not a stickler for 'rule of thirds' - or the 'guide of thirds' as I think it should be called, but sometimes it is important.

About the Sigma 10-20mm, I know there are QC issues with that lens. (Not just from various forums, friends, etc). I bought this lens some years back, and returned my first copy - which was soft on one side throughout most of the focal lengths. I love the build quality of the lens and the effects such an ultra wide angle can provide.

My current copy has an issue - that appears to link landscape autofocus and an apparent decentring matter. However (!) I've worked out using manual focus how to get it tack sharp corner to corner for landscapes, especially so at 10mm (i.e. anything from a few metres from camera to infinity). So I'm very happy with it, as I use it mainly at 10mm. There is only a bit of CA in the corners, which I can clean up in post processing.

Sure the Sigma 8-16mm would be extra handy (especially if one could get a good quality copy / sharp across frame)- but at this stage I can't justify the upgrade.

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