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Old Jul 20, 2005, 9:46 AM   #1
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Mama's are always proud of their kids, but most kids don't play on boulders at 14,200 feet, but this one was.
I had a talk with his "mamma" and she informed me that this was her "perfect kid". Now I'm not easy to convince,
but after he agreed to pose on a 14,200 foot scree slope surrounded by alpine wild flowers for a serious portrait,
and after I had the opportunity to observe his behavior with his twin sister for about fifteen minutes I conceded that
he may indeed be the "perfect kid"

Sigma SD10 - Sigma 80-400 OS @351mm - F5.6 - 1/250th - ISO 100
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 2:36 PM   #2
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Great photos, Lin, that lens is giving you nice detail and sharpness and your saturation of color is excellent as usual. Boy, that wool really gets stuff caught up in it
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 3:26 PM   #3
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Great photos, Lin, that lens is giving you nice detail and sharpness and your saturation of color is excellent as usual.
Boy, that wool really gets stuff caught up in it

Hi Norm,

Thanks! Yes this time of year when it's falling out in huge clumps it'sespecially attractive to sticks, pine needles
and debris of all types. Amazingly, once the new coat has grown in it is quite resilient to the same. The little kids are
pristine compared to their older siblings and parents.

The 80-400 OS is a nice sharp lens, but unfortunately dog slow at autofocus. I wish Sigma would make something
equivalent to my Canon 100-400L IS for autofocus speed. I may have to engineer an adapter and try to sort out the
electronics to use some of my Canon lenses on the SD10.Sigma has some dynamite lenses such as their 70-300 F2.8
and 300-800 F5.6 but I can't afford to buy double copies for my Canon and Sigma bodies. Bummer...

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 8:54 PM   #4
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Great photos Lin, looked at all of them. Recently I almost purchased the 80-400 but decided on the 100-400L. I'm glad I did now after reading your remark about the slow autofocus. But it does take sharp pictures as these are proof.

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