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Old Feb 21, 2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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This was the only shot i could get on the cloudy night...added a FLOOD filter effect (www.flamingpear.com) trial version.....

so enjoy guys


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Old Feb 25, 2008, 5:43 AM   #2
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Way cool!!!
-> I guess the 500 is your "standard" lens now... :lol::-):G
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thanks NHL,

Pretty much my walk around lens. If i want to get closer, i just attach the extension tubes. My 70-200 IS is way too light. :blah:

Candid portraits, landscapes and what not,. The lens is a WINNER
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 2:22 PM   #4
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Very cool shot, nice filter work.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 2:23 PM   #5
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Double post, sorry.
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 9:06 AM   #6
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and the 500 now does some macro.:G:G


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Old Mar 9, 2008, 9:47 AM   #7
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Yeap - definetly cool!

I'm debating wether to get a Sigma 500 f/4.5 for the D300 as well...
IMO It's crazy to consider a Nikkor 500mm for $2k more than my EF-500 f/4L when the Sigma can be gotten for less, but the nice thing about this is: it only weights in slighly more than the 120-300 for only a small 1/3-stop trade-off (beside I regularly shoot f/8 to f/11 and still have excellent subject isolation at theses focal lenghts)

-> I could invest then that difference in an Oly instead:-):lol::G
(BTW the Sigma also has the closest minimum AF out of the 3...)
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 9:56 AM   #8
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i would say OLYMPUS route. A highly compact 100-1000 with IS is more than welcome. And knowing ur shooting style, the AF neednt be super fast or clustered with af points. And u never use the continuous shooting. In my opinion i feel its a lighter, and much cheaper option even compared to the sigma 500mm. Lighter and u get a chance to check another system too. And shooting at f11 doesnt give a bad background blur at over 400mm for sure. So at 1000mm ur bokeh at f11 will be almsot similar to the legend or atleast close

In fact i am not sure if they ahve the 150-500 for olym. If it comes out i would def consider olym for my 40D.
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IMO Oly doesn't need the 150-500 since its IS is already built into the camera...

You're probably right either the 120-300 f/2.8 or the 50-500 will do (It'll save me the weight and cost of a 300-800mm) for the Oly
http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/4984...ympus-e-3.html

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do u really need the F2.8(u already have that set up with the Canon..)

and knowing almost 90-95% of the time u will stay with a tele, the sigma 100-300 would also be a great option.

But i think the Bigma coupled with Olympus would be the best route as u did with the nikon. u can now tell us how the three set up works :blahbut wondering how u will carry all the three set up..i see the 500L sitting at home after this..hehe)
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