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Old Aug 6, 2004, 5:34 PM   #1
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We've just had a pretty big surf comp here in the uk and this is a shot that i was pretty pleased with. I'm using a 300d with a 75-300 canon EF lens but would like to get closer than this without cropping and losing quality. What are my choices,can i use teleconverters with a 300d or should i be looking at bigger lenses. If money was no option life would be so simple. :roll:
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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i can't answer your question, but the shot is great!
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Old Aug 7, 2004, 6:28 PM   #3
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great shot, used to do a lil surfing myself when i was younger, good fun
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Old Aug 9, 2004, 6:39 PM   #4
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Nice shot Mealers,

I'm in the same boat as regards wanting a longer lens at the moment, shooting cricket 300mm (450 equiv.) just isn't enough.

From what I've read, TC's don't seem to be recomended when using zoom lenses... though this is less so with DSLR's with non-full frame sensors (like your 300d)as the negative effects tend to be round the corners of the 35m frame. (think I read this on bythom site?)

For me and I guess your surfing pics a prime is just not practical (varying sizes of cricket grounds)Also primes seem to cost alot too :shock:

Anyway, the two lenses i've been looking at are;

Sigma 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO (£299)

Sigma 170-500mm F5.6-6.3 APO (£449)

Prices are from warehouseexpress.co.uk, though you may find them a little cheaper if you hunt around.

Also, for surfing pics have a look at some of the pics on www.fredmiranda.com in sports section :-) There's some awesome images.... :-)

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/119423

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Old Aug 10, 2004, 7:21 AM   #5
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Hey there Mealers,

For a reasonable priced lens I'd consider the Sigma 50-500.

The attatched shot was taken at the 2004 Intercomps at Woolacomble using this lens with my D2H.

I always try to get as far out on any rocks to fill the frame rather than use a teleconverter and lose stops.

Great shot though, sometimes its good to have a wider frame to give the photo some feeling.

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Old Aug 10, 2004, 2:40 PM   #6
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Thanks all for your replies.
Well,i just ordered the Sigma 50-500,all the reviews seem pretty good and i cant wait to get my fingers on it.
Raff,any chance of seeing some more shots from that comp?
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Old Aug 10, 2004, 2:50 PM   #7
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The sigma is well worth the money, especially as there's such a huge gap in price up to a 500 or 600mm prime.

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