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Old Jul 1, 2009, 3:31 PM   #1
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Default Took some Zoo portraits today.

A trip to the Zoo carrying only the Sigma 50-500mm + EC14 on the E-30 set to A mode at f/11 and 800 ISO.

It was another hot day so the animals where off hiding in the shade, a lot fewer keepers than I would have liked.

1/800s 708mm

1/640s 164mm

1/50s 411mm

1/60s 708mm

1/640s 708mm

1/50 708mm

I was using a monopod and IS 1, would have had better luck using a tripod, but it was just to hot to lug one around (forgot to bring the sherpa ).

PP in PSE 7, no cropping or Noise reduction used.
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 4:28 PM   #2
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Default Hi

These are some of the sharpest images I've seen yet produced with the Sigma 50-500mm regardless of what camera body was used. The 2 images of the Eagle are especially impressive. Great detail!

I picked up a 400mm Tokina MF ATX SD 5.6 lens just recently as a stop gap measure. But, I know that at some point I'm going to look into getting one of these.
Your images just made it a bit easier to make a decision.

Thanks for sharing.
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