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Old Apr 8, 2010, 9:14 PM   #1
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We had nice weather this past weekend, so I took the opportunity to take a few shots with a 4/3 body and 200mm Sigma. Thought I would share a few. It seems to me that the depth of field is pretty shallow. I think most of the shots were at f5.6, and there is no PP. These are just as they came out of the camera.

First, for those who think that I only shoot large birds, here is some small bird shots:





200 pounds of mean:




Momma -can I borrower your Easter Basket??


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Old Apr 8, 2010, 9:21 PM   #2
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Very sharp and great details.
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Steven, I would say that lens is a keeper. So is the pic of the Orangs, especially the young one, who appears to be shying away from the duck!
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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Nicely done, Steven-

Very sharp with lots of details.

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Old Apr 8, 2010, 11:38 PM   #5
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i really like that first shot, great colors.

the whole set looks sharp, nice combination there!
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Old Apr 9, 2010, 1:25 AM   #6
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Great shots. How about some details? Is this an old OM lens or something else? Nice and sharp. Someday I should add a 200mm prime that is better than my Soligor. Always good to know what to look out for.

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Hi Steven,

A great series of images taken with your E-520 and the Sigma lens. I also took a look at your Tampa Zoo gallery on Smugmug. Lots of keepers.

I'm also curious as to the actual sigma lens used, as the images all display a great deal of sharpness. Whatever it is, it's a very good lens.

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I'm also curious as to the actual sigma lens used, as the images all display a great deal of sharpness. Whatever it is, it's a very good lens.
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I agree, more details on the lens would be great.
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Old Apr 9, 2010, 11:46 AM   #9
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Sorry for lack of detail. My fault for trying to do a quick post while trying to do some other things at the same time, and trying to get to bed on time. (It's the curse of the working class when you have to get up early to go to work. Unlike Zig who gets up early just because he wants to.) LOL!

The body was an Oly E-520 and the lens was a digital Sigma 55-200mm zoom for 4/3rds cameras, but I kept it at the 200 end for almost everything. I picked up the lens new from a closeout on e-bay for $95 from a Canadian camera shop. I basically just dumped the card download to Smugmug to an existing file I already had there. (Zig: -The first half of the shots were from this past Saturday using the Sigma. The older shots were with the Oly lens at 150mm with the E-330 body.)
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Hi Steven,

Based on the quality of the images, I'd say you got yourself an unbelievable deal. Good for you!!

Now that you've got yourself a 200mm zoom, does that mean we're going to see lots more pics from you?

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