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Old Aug 1, 2007, 6:06 AM   #1
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I tried out my new toy, a Sigma 135-40mm DG zoom on my DS.

Its a heavy lens despite the comapct size.

The rear focusing takes a bit of getting used to, but it does mean a polarising filter stays put when focusing.

The ship is the latest and largest wave piercing ferry from Incat, and this is part of their ship yard on the Derwent River.
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Old Aug 1, 2007, 7:44 AM   #2
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Nothing wrong with that shot.



Mind you, it is a biiig boat!



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BTW, what is the rear focussing?
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The focus element is towards the rear of the lens, so the focusing ring is behind the zoom ring.
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Ok. That must be confusing when switching between lenses.



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Old Aug 1, 2007, 8:32 PM   #5
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I have only had the lens one day so the novelty of the unusual position has not worn off yet.


Particularly as I used autofocus for many of the shots, however it did seem strange to occasinally feel the focusing ring moving as I recomposed and zoomed.


This is still supposed to be a "budget" lens but so far I am happy with it.

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