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Old Nov 29, 2009, 7:14 PM   #1
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Default Zoo pics w/Sigma 50-500mm + EC14

A few shots from todays trip to the zoo.

E-30 w/Sigma 50-500mm + EC14 @ 708mm f/11 ISO 800.

Shot in raw proccessed using PSE 7, no NR applied.


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Old Nov 29, 2009, 9:27 PM   #2
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Those are awesome! Great pics!
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 6:24 AM   #3
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These are some of the sharpest images that I've seen taken with the 50-500mm-and with the EC-14 to boot!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 5:20 PM   #4
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Hey Sat

Those are not bad at all .. and talk about reach 780mm!!

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Old Dec 1, 2009, 6:00 AM   #5
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That's alot of reach (tremendous actually) and it holds up very, very well.

I wouldn't want be be any closer to that gator.

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Old Dec 1, 2009, 10:06 PM   #6
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A few more.

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Old Dec 5, 2009, 11:39 PM   #7
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Default Great minds think alike??

Interesting shots with long reach. Looking at your first 4 shots stuck me as to how similar to some photos I took this summer. I'm posting my 4 shots that are similar shots of similar animals. Three were taken with the Oly 40-150mm, and one was taken with a Sigma 55-200mm. This is an interesting comparison of the big reach of your lens vs. my smaller zooms.

1. Alligator with Oly 40-150mm


2. Parrot with Oly 40-150mm


3. South American bird with Sigma 55-200mm


4. Cougar with Oly 40-150mm
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Hi Steve

Those are sharp !!!.. I forgot how good the 40-150 is even for a kit lens.

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Hi Steve

Those are sharp !!!.. I forgot how good the 40-150 is even for a kit lens.

Cheers

Harj
I agree, that the kit lens is an excellent value for the money. In comparing some of the photos taken with the more expensive lens, I have a hard time justifying the extra costs; or maybe I'm just lucky to have excellent examples of the kit lens.

However, I posted the photos for 2 reasons:
First, it struck me how similar the subject matter;
and second, it also really stuck me how lucky to live where such animals can be observed so close-up that the really long reach is not required. I was impressed by how similar the image size was to Satire's shots with the very long lens.

Between Busch Gardens, Tampa Lowery Park Zoo, the Disney parks, etc. I'm within an hour's drive of some fantastic animals from all over the world. (Not to mention my back yard with all the huge birds!)
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