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Old Mar 26, 2007, 2:00 AM   #11
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Thanks vIZnquest,

this lens was a real surpise, I read in the forums that it was good, but it's better than I expected. Especially for the price it cost's (140€ new). Some shots (only very few) have some bad CA, but at this point I'm more blaming myself for that than the lens.

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Old Mar 26, 2007, 2:50 AM   #12
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thanks mtngal

this is a Gray Heron (to make it difficult the translation of the duch name is a blue heron),

some wikipedia stuff "It is a large bird, standing 90-100 cm tall, with a 175-195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1-2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped)."

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Old Mar 26, 2007, 3:00 PM   #13
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Ronny:These are all marvellous captures,composition and exposures.

I see we are using the same set-up K10D and Tamron 70-300 although from your Flickr site you have quite a few other great lenses.

My other birding lens for more distant shots is the Sigma 400 F5.6 PKAF, but unfortunately it only focusses down to 4 metres, so when out with the 400 I take along my prosumerdigicam as well.
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 3:39 PM   #14
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Thanks Ian,

I've got the same feeling/problem, the 300mm is sometimes just a bit to short.

Have been looking at a second hand Sigma 400 F5.6, only my wife doesn't think to much about me getting another lens... so now I'm planning to get me a tamron 1.4 tc (looks much smaller :-)) , it should work great with the 70-300, ending up with a 420mm.

(I think she would have me committed if I would take my panasonic FZ5 with me with the K10d :?)

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Very nice Ronny! Great detail ! Jim
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Thanks Jim,
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Nice shots, I don't think we have the same type of heron around here.

"The Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa."

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