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bigdawg Mar 31, 2008 9:44 AM

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One of my cheaper buys from EBAY but also one of my favorite walk-about lens. Super llight and not too slow on the Autofocus.

Dawg


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brokenbokeh Apr 8, 2008 1:30 PM

Pretty neat to get the cardinal and wp in that last shot.

bigdawg Apr 8, 2008 1:42 PM

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Pretty neat to get the cardinal and wp in that last shot.
Thanks BB. I sacrificed a spot on focus for that one!

Dawg

simowills Apr 11, 2008 9:08 AM

Hi Dawg,
was your DL lens wide open, have a 100-300 dl that is very soft wide open I can't get anywhere near you stuff, Well done.
Simon

pwithem Apr 12, 2008 8:32 AM

I like the female cardinal shot best. Good bird shots.

bigdawg Apr 12, 2008 4:17 PM

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Hi Dawg,
was your DL lens wide open, have a 100-300 dl that is very soft wide open I can't get anywhere near you stuff, Well done.
Simon
Wide open Simon. This lens is about as good from one end of the Aperture range to the other. I get the best at around f/11 though.



Dawg

bigdawg Apr 12, 2008 4:19 PM

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I like the female cardinal shot best. Good bird shots.
Thank you for that kind comment pwithem!



Dawg

simowills Apr 12, 2008 5:02 PM

Thanks Dawg,
maybe I should have left my one at Cash Converters, :-)

Simon

bigdawg Apr 12, 2008 8:14 PM

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Thanks Dawg,
maybe I should have left my one at Cash Converters, :-)

Simon
Take a look for a Sigma 70-300 APO DG EX. They are very good and will give you a wider focal length range!



Dawg

Craig66 Apr 17, 2008 12:57 AM

The second shot. That little guy with his headtop feathers sticking up, looks like it's got that, "yeah just try it" look. :evil: Shame about the branch infront.



Noteto self :arrow: i need to learn more about birds.:!:



Nice shots Bigdawg.


bigdawg Apr 17, 2008 7:11 PM

Craig66 wrote:
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The second shot. That little guy with his headtop feathers sticking up, looks like it's got that, "yeah just try it" look. :evil: Shame about the branch infront.



Noteto self :arrow: i need to learn more about birds.:!:



Nice shots Bigdawg.

They can be so frustrating as you wait for a half hour or so for one to land just right...Then fly off as you are pushing the shutter button!!

Thanks Craig!! And we are friends here...It's just...



Dawg

simowills Apr 18, 2008 6:07 AM

I've been thinking about the 70-300 apo but then the 55-300 pentax should be good, when it comes, maybe, i think .... doh !!!!

bigdawg Apr 18, 2008 10:55 AM

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I've been thinking about the 70-300 apo but then the 55-300 pentax should be good, when it comes, maybe, i think .... doh !!!!
Both are decent lenses...In the end it comes down to your skill and determination to make it work.. You'll do it!

Dawg


simowills Apr 18, 2008 7:52 PM

Thanks Dawg

bigdawg Apr 19, 2008 12:42 AM

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Thanks Dawg
No thanks needed...Just stated a fact, my friend!

Dawg

PinonMesaJon Apr 21, 2008 3:22 PM

Great shots, bigdawg! Really superb.

Regarding some of the other posts on this thread, the 70-300 APO DG is my standard lens at this point. It's probably on my camera 90% of the time.........

bigdawg Apr 21, 2008 6:21 PM

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Great shots, bigdawg! Really superb.

Regarding some of the other posts on this thread, the 70-300 APO DG is my standard lens at this point. It's probably on my camera 90% of the time.........
I'll probably stay with the DL for a zoom to 300 lens. But after I get my new Laptop I plan on a good 300mm Prime! Course ther is always the Bigma when I wanna get on out there! LOL



Dawg


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