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Old Apr 5, 2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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In flight birds with the BIGMA

I have been asked numerous times about how I was doing trying to get BIF"s with my K10D & the BIGMA.

These are some from over about 3 days I wanted to show how I was doing with a little different skies and etc. One thing that I find is very different is trying to pan and get a focus point with the BIGMA is much harder than with my Panasonic FZ30. I think it is a matter of practice cuz every time I try it it is a little easier. It was very difficult when I first tried with my FZ30 and then the more I did it the easier it became and I expect the same thing with this set up.

Hint that helps me with panning: Leave the tripod collar on the lens and use that to hold the lens steady. I put the collar in my left hand and push my left elbow against my chest.

Hand held with my SR on.

Patchy clouds some thick and some hight thin ones



Clear skies with the sun behind him



Patchy clouds I wanted one with the sky and the clouds both



Both blue sky and clouds for the background



High thin clouds and very strong wind





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Old Apr 5, 2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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Those look really good, Roger.

I am torn more and more to get either the Bigma or hold off for the new DA* 300.


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Old Apr 5, 2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Those look really good, Roger.

I am torn more and more to get either the Bigma or hold off for the new DA* 300.

Driver3 thank you for the nice comment and for taking the time to look. I have never used the DA* 300 so I can't help you with that.

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they look great.
I remember your photos from Panasonic forum, I used to have FZ10. I have no idea how did you get all this great BIF with FZ30 with it's slow autofocus. must be a lot of practice.

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they look great.
I remember your photos from Panasonic forum, I used to have FZ10. I have no idea how did you get all this great BIF with FZ30 with it's slow autofocus. must be a lot of practice.

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Hi greg, one thing I do is practice a lot. Thanks for looking and for commenting.

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Great shots Roger.

My favourite is number3.

For Driver3 I use both a 300 and a 400 for bird photography and the 300 quite often doesn't have enough grunt for distant birds.

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that lens is HARDCORE

*and for the record, these aren't "stupid bird pictures" as I've said in another thread, infuriating the entire SD userbase. These ones are majestic, of a kickass bird (eagles rule)
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Great shots Roger.

My favourite is number3.

For Driver3 I use both a 300 and a 400 for bird photography and the 300 quite often doesn't have enough grunt for distant birds.

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Ian Mc thank you for the nice comment and for looking. So far for these I used around 300 to around 450.

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that lens is HARDCORE

*and for the record, these aren't "stupid bird pictures" as I've said in another thread, infuriating the entire SD userbase. These ones are majestic, of a kickass bird (eagles rule)
mongrelchild so far I am real happy with the BIGMA. Thanks for commenting and for looking.

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Great shots Roger. Looks like you've got all the nature shots sorted now.

Are you still Shooting in JPG mode?

Could you give me a reminder of how you have your camera set up.

Thanks


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