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Old Jul 16, 2010, 1:36 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago, on a lovely sunday morning after a long breakfast, my wife and I decided to try a little "insect shooting" - this bee was our first "model", the second was a blue dragonfly...


...we think we got a few keepers from more than a hundred shots - I'll post them soon


BTW, I'm not sure if this shot was done by me or my wife... anyway, hope you like it


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Nice one , Maggo.
Its amazing how much pollen they can carry in there pollen sacks!
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Nice one , Maggo.
Its amazing how much pollen they can carry in there pollen sacks!
Thanks GW, they really do a hard work.... fascinating animals!
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Here is the second shot



C&C very welcome!
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Which lens did you shoot theses with.

I see you moved up to a 500D
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Out-freaking-standing! (is that a word?). These are perfect as far as I am concerned.
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Think the is actually 3 words, LOL
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Which lens did you shoot theses with.

I see you moved up to a 500D
Hey shoturtle, these are done with the 450D/XSi and the 55-250 IS... gotta process and upload some old shots first

About a week ago I sold the complete gear to my dad and bought the 500D/T1i and the 18-250 OS HSM.... last saturday I received the 50 1.8 as a birthday present from my wife

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Out-freaking-standing! (is that a word?). These are perfect as far as I am concerned.
Wow, thank you so much for your nice words, glad you like the shots!
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How do you like the sigma 18-250mm? I fine myself wanting to get the tamron 18-270 allot, but just do not think I would be happy with a megazoom lens.
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How do you like the sigma 18-250mm? I fine myself wanting to get the tamron 18-270 allot, but just do not think I would be happy with a megazoom lens.
When considering a megazoom, I took a look at these two lenses - the reasons I bought the sigma are these:
1. The direction of the zoom of the tamron (if you go from 18 to 250 with your hand) is not "canon-like" - you have to go the other way round

2. The tamron has no hsm/usm... and I really like sigma's hsm, it's such a big difference to the kit lenses

3. I did a "head-to-head" comparison in a store and prefered the sigma's "look-and-feel".

4. The tamron's AF is not as good as the sigma AF.

5. The sigma is better when it comes to "macro" shots.
So far, I am really happy with the 18-250 - and when it comes to image quality, I don't see any difference between the 18-55/55-250 combo and the sigma.... if I don't go pixel-peeping

For me, this is the perfect lens.... especially in combination with the 50 1.8... but if you own better lenses then the kit lenses, I'm not sure if you're satisfied with the sigma's image quality.
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