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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:15 PM   #21
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How much you pay for your lens??????
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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:17 PM   #22
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Bought it at Henry's in Ottawa, had to order - was back-order everywhere. There's good chance if you want one, you'll get the DG version. It was 665$ with tax



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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:17 PM   #23
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Sounds like you're a Sigma fan, from what I can tell from the pictures you posted, you already have the following lenses:
o Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG
o Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM
o Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX Macro 1:1 Lens

You don't happen to own a 70-200mm f2.8 EX HSM too by any chance? :-):-):-)
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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:26 PM   #24
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LOL no, I'm a Sigma fan cause I'm not super rich and needed good lens in each category for good money. Although each lens are unique, Canon don't make counter-parts (apart the 105). I could have bought a 17-40 L for the same price of the 12-24, but since the camera has a crop factor of 1.6x, the FOV of 17 is not enough for my landcape, even at 12mm, its only 19.2mm equivalent of a 35mm film camera. And the 50-500, if Canon would wake up and make something like a 100-500 or even 175-500 L IS, I would jump on that. But they don't have one. As for the EX 105, I've seen sample of each Macro lens in that focal lenght (Tamron 90, Canon 100) and the 105 details and sharpness doesn't need to feel shy to those.

No I don't have any other lens so far (apart the kit lens of the camera)

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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:45 PM   #25
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Same situation here: I'm thinking about getting the 12-24mm too, like you said my 17-35mm is not wide enough for my landscape... (in addition to that 105 macro)

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Old Aug 7, 2005, 1:16 AM   #26
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Erica can,

I was directed to see your macro photos by NHL. I must say I am deeply impressed. I realised you used a special kind of flash light. Can you tell me a abit bout it. Also asking for your permission to print photos number 1, 3 and 5. I intend to frame them on my wall. Is it okay with you?

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Old Aug 7, 2005, 5:40 AM   #27
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Great work eric!!!!! Glad to see you poking back in here again. Your hints and tips were
always a great help for me!! In my opinion, you can post stuff like this here all you
want.
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 12:26 AM   #28
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Eric, what a treat - absolutely stunning!
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 11:17 AM   #29
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Excellent shots Eric. My favorite is the first spider. The eyes jump out at you, and the color and exposure is dead on. Very natural looking. Woody
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Old Aug 10, 2005, 8:35 AM   #30
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What amazing photos. You did incredibly well with the insects to get within 9 inches of them, manage to focus so well and not scare them off at the same time. I've foundbutterflies to be easy (ish!) to shoot but I havent been able to get anywhere near fast flying insects without disturbing them. The spiders I have tried have scuttled off to the corner of their webs out of sight.

You sure have scary looking spiders in your part of the world. I'd run a mile if I saw one of them in my garden!


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