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Old Jan 16, 2011, 11:01 AM   #11
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Thanks for the swan shoots iowa jim they look great, what kind of pp did you apply?

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I used Topaz Labs noise reduction (moderate) and then Topaz Labs Adjust (clarity on this one, I think). Just a few clicks and it's done.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 11:09 AM   #12
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This one was with 'color blast'. The only other 300mm range lens I can compare to is the Canon 100-300mm, and the Tamron is most definitely faster to focus (quite fast, but I can't quantify) and sharper. I'm not quite sure where the noise is coming from - camera or lens or technique, but they print quite well.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 7:41 PM   #13
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Thanks, what do you think about the sigma 120-400 as it has OS and it is 1/2 the priceof the 50-500? Or the 150-500?

Or the tokina 80-400?

How would you rate them? And what are your thoughts on the 500D close up lens?

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How would you rate them? And what are your thoughts on the 500D close up lens?
Personally a strict no-no. Better to get extension tubes. The 500D is not worth the hassle. One needs super steady hands, the DOF is wafer thin and every mm of shake in your hands will reflect like earthquakes in your pictures

Definitely a No-NO from my side.
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If you're looking in the 70-300 and <$800, I just thought I'd throw in a suggestion to take a look at the EF 70-300 DO IS, which can be found used for ~$700-$750. It seems to get a pretty bad rap, but after speaking with a wildlife photographer who used it as his telephoto lens for a little over a year (and is now looking to upgrade to the 70-300L), I'm convinced the issues are not as pervasive as the word on the street thinks. Here's a link to his website and review, and I don't know about you, but these gannet shots taken in Scotland look pretty convincing.

However, I'm not sure if it meets any of your macro needs...

http://www.bill.lockharts.com/blog/r...-6-do-is-lens/
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