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Old Jun 25, 2004, 5:29 AM   #1
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Hi, here are some shots that show the lens at its best and worse in my experience :-) I only paid £70 second user so am more than happy with its performance, though a 300mm F4 prime is on my wishlist when I manage to clear my student debts :-)

Ok first purple fringing one... (look down right hand side)

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Old Jun 25, 2004, 5:32 AM   #2
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... on this one look at the backs of the players, particularly the bastman... (though this image is a crop, posting original image next)
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... that was a crop from...
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The fringing only seems a major problem when I'm shooting cricket, and I think this is because of the high contrast between white apparel and dark backgrounds perhaps. Also have a look at the pic of the moon, where again areas with sharp changes of contrast/colour seem to be affected (again a crop of original image which I guess accentuates the problem as well)



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... but most of the time like I said the lens is more than acceptable for the money, giving me decent enough images... :-)

Only other 'issue' really is (as Onyx has mentioned before) the AF is not the fastest, as well as external and a bit clunky.
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PLatinumweaver, taking some shots today withy the lens at 300mm of a pretty mundane pigeon, and these were the results...

this is the original photo, and next two show pretty bad frinfing, on chimney thing and also the breast of the pigeon. The photo's still fairly sharp i think though ?
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Old Jun 25, 2004, 2:23 PM   #8
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Wow.. Thanks for going to all that effort!
I see what you mean about the fringing.. it's certainly not fantastic, but I think I had worse on my compact digicam.. If I can find my way to a decent camera store in Sydney while i'm on holiday there I'll test one of these out..

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