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Old Oct 2, 2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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Very nice shot. I hope you don't mind if I show you what it can look like with a little more post processing. I just added more dark colors in the levels setting in Elements with a bit of sharpening.
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 11:37 PM   #3
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That really made a nice difference. I noticed on your site that you have a lot of real nice photo's. What lens do you use most?
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 5:07 AM   #4
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The Tamron 200-500. It is a pretty good lens for the money.
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 5:56 AM   #5
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The Tamron 200-500mm is an excellent lens - Sharper than the Sigma 50-500mm according to Photozone!
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Old Oct 20, 2006, 9:04 AM   #6
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Can you give me the address of your site.... i`m thinking of buying a superzoom lens... what would you suggest between : Tokina 80-400mm / Sigma 50-500mm & Tamron 200-500mm ?. I must say there is also a very good Sigma 80-400mm with stabilisation but at these ranges i wonder if it`s possible to make crispy sharp pics handheld? If a tripod is necessary then why have stabilisation ?
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 10:51 AM   #7
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guillermovilas, IMHO, without using a "shake reduction" camera, anything over 300mm is very hard to steady without the use of a mono or tripod. I've been able to get decent shots with my 300mm w/o one but I also have a 170-500mm Sigma that I cannot hold. I read an article a couple of months ago by a soldier who a trained sniper & got into photography after his service. He related using a large zoom to using a sniper rifle & how he had to train his reactions by his heartbeat. If his beat was off, he could notice the shake in the lens. I noticed this also & decided that everytime that I used the 500mm that I would use my tripod & even my wireless remote as my camera doesn't have shake reduction ....yet...hoping to upgrade after the first of the year!

Good luck & good shooting!

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Don't forget about monopods. Very compact and very useful for birding. I use one frequently....cheers.......Don
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