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Old Jun 5, 2004, 6:30 AM   #1
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Just 2 of the photos I shot of a Little League game last night. Shot w/ DigiReb and Sigma 120-300 f/2.8. The first he sees the ball coming at him. The second is after he'd just been hit.







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Old Jun 6, 2004, 8:37 PM   #2
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Excellent capture, Andy. Sharp and you froze the action wonderfully. It looks like you got yourself a great lens there.
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Old Jun 6, 2004, 8:49 PM   #3
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Whoa! What a lens... (it really pops the subject out hey?)
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Thanks guys. I'm getting better thanks to your help. I finally arrived at a decision on lenses. Got the 120-300 and the 70-200. I hated to give that Canon 70-200 L f/2.8 IS up, but it wasn't quite long enough w/ a 2.0x TC for baseball. I'll be able to get out to 600 now. I read on a board this weekend that you can put your 1.4x AND 2.0x on that 120-300 lens and it works great. Would lose AF, but 840mm? I'd like to try that out but I'm hesitant. Could you do damage to the TC's or lens by doing that, or would it just not work?

The sports photo business is moving along. I've had a couple hundred dollars in sales thus far. The good thing is that parents are aware that I'm doing this. Actually doing some team and individuals this week. Hopefully the fall sports will go well. Thanks for your helpNorm & NHL.
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Please post more photos with that lens Andy
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 5:21 PM   #6
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Well, Andy, now look what you've done. I just traded in my 70-200 IS USM L lens for that 120-300. I've been shooting wildlife lately and the 70-200 just doesn't cut it, even with the 1.4 canon extender. I haven't received the lens yet but it's in the bag and being sent.I'll trade my canon 1.4 extender in for the sigma 1.4 because the canon doesn't work on my 50-500. The 2x simply loses too much light with that slower lens. I was just so happy with the 50-500 results and your photographs, as well as NHL's approval, what else could I do? The 70-200 is a nice lens but not for what I'm focusing on, and the IS, as you say, is quite useless at high shutter speeds, which I personally need as well. In any event, you have either blessed me or cursed me. I'll let you know.
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 1:48 PM   #7
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aaltenburger,


Those shots are sharp, clear and bright. I am considering the Sigma 120-300 to go with my D100. Besides resizing, did you do any other post processing work to those images, USM etc. ?

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Norm, been AWOL from here. Finishing up a graduate class next week and I've got a project due for it. I guess starting it would be a good first step. Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. I think you'll love that lens. Haven't taken any more pictures other than team photos. I've done 3 T&I's. Getting the post-processing thing down a little better.

I haven't had a chance to try piggybacking the 1.4 and the 2.0 on the 120-300. I'll post the results. Thinking I might need an indoor lens for action shots. Were you completely satisfied with the Sigma 70-200? The 120-300 will be impossible to use inside. The 135L f/2 is pretty much out of the question. Is it really worth getting a 85mm or 100mm Canon prime? Reach limited on thise. Your thoughts on an indoor sports lens?

Post some pics when you get that lens. I'll do the same when I shoot some more baseball.

Joe, those 2 pics were as is, with the exception of cropping. To be honest, I haven't had to do any post processing with the pics taken w/ that camera. With the range of that thing, cropping is rare as well. Plenty of opportunities to frame shots. Not sure what you'll use the lens for, but for me (sports action), I couldn't be happier.
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FYI

http://www.bentaylor.com/Sigma2.8/
http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID17/495.html
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great shots there.
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