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Old Jun 8, 2005, 10:06 AM   #11
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Can you post some un-processed 100% crops. Thanks.
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Old Jun 8, 2005, 5:26 PM   #12
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All of these except the pigeon are unprocessed but not cropped. I will post some cropped after I get my album in order.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 1:30 PM   #13
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I'll take that GTO off your hands . . ha ha.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 5:37 PM   #14
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Yea, really. I tried to talk the owner into selling it to me. No such luck.
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 10:20 PM   #15
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Just wondered which camera you are using? These shots are great! I have a Digital Rebel and I'm ready to buy!
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 10:25 PM   #16
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All the shots were taken with the Canon 20-D. Unless you plan on shooting fast moving subjects or plan on printing larger than 8x10 prints, the digital rebel should give you just as good of results as the 20-D with this lens.
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Thanks! Now, I'm looking for a good price. Is it selling for around $800.00. I was hoping around 4-500! Also, Did you use a tripod for these shots? Is it a really heavy lens?
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 11:27 PM   #18
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I got mine from Abes of Maine when it was on sale with a 1.4x tele-converter for 800 dollars. The cheapest I have seen it lately is at Sigma4less.com for 750 dollars. The lense is a bit on the heavy side. But I have carried it around on my 20-D with a battery grip for up to 4 hours at a baseball game without any problems. And I have never mounted this lense to a tripod. All the shots I have taken with this lense have been hand held. I only use my tripods with my 150mm Sigma micro. I know $800.00 dollars sounds a little high but I have had the Canon 70-200 f/4 and a few other tele zooms and nothing compares to this lense in sharpness and speed at this focal length. IMO.
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 11:46 PM   #19
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The lense is a bit on the heavy side...
You have to remember that this lens is a 'fast' f/4 300mm in spirit and that it's only 1/2 the weight of my 120-300f/2.8!!! :-):-):-)

Compare it to other 300mm f/4 and its weight will be in the same ballpark... I'm sure if Sigma cut its brightness in 1/2 to an equivalent of a 300 f/5.6, its weight will be much less as well (just check the weight of the 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO for example)

-> Think about all that glass (+ metal to keep it whole) that you're getting for $800 - Why would one pays more to get less? :shock:
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Old Jul 5, 2005, 9:22 AM   #20
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What settings do you use when you take those pics? The auto function or do you use manual settings?
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