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Old Mar 24, 2007, 8:30 AM   #1
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1. Sri lankan bee eaters @300mm handheld


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2. Sri lankan stupa +tripod
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3. Sri lankan wild squirrel @300mm handheld
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4. Sri lankan yellowbird @300mm handheld
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5. Sri lankan woodpecker @200mm handheld
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Love the woodpecker. How far were you and did you handhold it?
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 9:04 AM   #7
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About 20m , and yes handheld..

The 28-300 is not a favorite amongs most, but makes a good walkaround lens in my opinion
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WOW! I'd love to have birds like that to take photos of. You've done it very well, let us see more!

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Old Mar 24, 2007, 4:33 PM   #9
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Chesslanka wrote:
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About 20m , and yes handheld..

The 28-300 is not a favorite amongs most, but makes a good walkaround lens in my opinion
However if you hadn't said so I would have asked if the 300mm shots where a Sigma 28-300mm (definatelly not a much sharper consistant 70-300mm) as they have that tell tale 300mm softness, my Canon version of the 28-300mm always had too.

A couple of the 300mm shots aren't bad in that dept. but guessing they were better light and higher f/stop., where the 28-300mm is OK.... but sort of falls apart wide open at 250-300mm.

Subject wise though, very nice.
And I do agree, if you just want to have camera and one lens with you... its pretty diverse, as long as you don't mind some disappointments and stay aware of not being wide open near 300mm if you can help it. Something the K10D SR greatly helps with being able to do...vs the Canon platform NEEDS 3200 ISO to get ebven close or $$$$ extra per IS lens.

I've sort of gotten used to carrying a small/med bag though, (which can start to feel heavy after a while if camera is in it). Fits nicely in my bicyle basket thouh) for Camera , Flash, Sig 28-70, Sig 70-300, Tam 1.4x TC, 0.4x Wide angle front conv for the 28-70, spare battery, cards, and a few filters.
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Thanks hayward, bilybianca, Bowenp for the genuine comments

Unfortunately, the lens was a gift, as I only had cash for the camera. But now I'm going for a manual lens @300mm which should give better results

I have some more pics with the 28-300mm, will share them soon
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