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Old Aug 25, 2011, 8:35 PM   #11
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Hi Zig, great shots you have here. Looks like you handle the 70-200 VRI quite well. Enjoy the Nikon experiences, they are quite different than Olys
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 10:34 PM   #12
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Fabulous shots. How powerful are their chests and shoulders! Well done, I enjoyed your series very much (#1 for me too).
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 1:48 PM   #13
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. much appreciated.

These horses are just absolutely beautiful creatures. There were about 6 pairs at one end of the field standing patiently under some shade trees while waiting to take their turn. There was a significant crowd all looking to take a photograph. You just couldn't help noticing how strong and muscular they were.
These were huge animals. I'm 6' 2" and I was dwarfed by these guys.

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I prefer to call them 'magnificent' creatures. I know someone who has black Morgan horses and I've seen them at work on his farm. He also has them in a local parade most years. If I get the chance I'll take some shots of them. Seeing them live, up close is awesome.


I'd also add that filling the frame with the horses makes it easier on the camera to know where to focus; most of the time my D90/Sigma 70-200 has focusing problems is when I don't have the subject filling enough of the frame.
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Old Sep 3, 2011, 1:24 PM   #14
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Hey Zig

Spotted the post and thought Id take a look and glad I did. Those two look magnificent and the series captures that really well.

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 5:52 PM   #15
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Hi Zig,

Fantastic pictures, those horses are beautiful and powerful... definitely the first one is the best.

The pictures looks sharp and very nice colors, how do you like your new set up?

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 6:42 PM   #16
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Hi Zig,

Fantastic pictures, those horses are beautiful and powerful... definitely the first one is the best.

The pictures looks sharp and very nice colors, how do you like your new set up?

Regards.

Marcelo
Hi Marcelo,

Thanks for the very kind comments.

I find that I'm splitting my time between using the D90+70-20mm2.8+TC-14E and the Olympus E-30+12-60mmSWD lens fairly evenly these days. I love to get up early in the morning and grab the E-30 + 12-60mm SWD to try and capture the colors of the Fall. As you know, it's such a short season up here that I'm trying to get out each day.

I still find myself preferring the E-30 + 12-60mm for landscape shots. It really is hard to beat that combo- if you stick within it's ISO sweet spot of ISO200 to ISO640.

Optically, the 12-60mm ZD SWD is pretty hard to beat, in terms of resolution and clarity. I yet to find a Nikon lens at the wide end with the same degree of i.q. Not saying there isn't one-jhust haven't personally found it yet.

I'm hoping that about to change very soon, as I've ordered a Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 ATX Pro yesterday. It's due in here on Friday.

I also continue to find myself thinking that, for the time being, I'm going top continue to keep the E-30 + 12-60mm SWD. This combination has earned me a lot of money these last 3yrs selling matted prints to visitors to our beautiful area.

I did take the D-90 + 70-200mm 2.8 out today and will post a few results later tonight.

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 11:06 PM   #17
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Thank you Zig for your reply, I was looking some pictures from Nikon and Canon and I found that the sharpness from Oly glas is hard to beat, unless you buy the high grade lens.

I would love to see some pictures from the Tokina, it is a $780 lens and according with the reviews it is faster and sharper than the Nikon 12-24 f4.

Thank you for the info.
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