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Old Sep 1, 2007, 7:11 AM   #1
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I got to use my new Sigma 135-400 when a National motor racing series swung my way down here in Tasmania
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Old Sep 1, 2007, 8:18 AM   #2
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I got to use my new Sigma 135-400 when a National motor racing series swung my way down here in Tasmania
Great panning shot. What setting you had? I can't see the exif. Amazingly sharp.

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Old Sep 1, 2007, 8:59 AM   #3
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1/125 f9.5 at IS0 200 focal length 135 mm
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Nice shot! I can't wait till next January for the Rolex24Hrs of Daytona!
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Wow, Phil!! Great shot of a beautiful machine! Should be in a magazine!

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OK, on the Pentax Lens forum I just pointed out that my latest bout of LBA has resulted in an FA35 f2 and an FA50 f1.4, I have now seen next years affliction. Man, this lens sounds perfect for my occasional wildlife shots (which would become more frequent with this glass), faster and less expensive than the 170-500mm and a perfect complement to my 24-135mm Sigma.

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Old Sep 1, 2007, 6:06 PM   #7
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all the user reviews I read of this lens before I bought it suggest it suits that the sort of use you are looking for.

It is reasonably priced and with a smaller zoom range it delivers good results for teh price.

And it is not a Digital Lens, so it can be used on film bodies as well.

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Great action capture. You done die gooood.

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Old Sep 1, 2007, 7:11 PM   #9
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philneast wrote:
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all the user reviews I read of this lens before I bought it suggest it suits that the sort of use you are looking for.

It is reasonably priced and with a smaller zoom range it delivers good results for teh price.

And it is not a Digital Lens, so it can be used on film bodies as well.

Phil
Thanks Phil, I have looked at the Sigma 50-500mm (too expensive), 170-500mm (better but still pricey) and now this lens. It sounds perfect for me since I do plan on getting out more:-). Last month I visited a bird sanctuary with the 100-300mm FA 4.7-5.8, it was adequate (barely), the extra 100mm plus the tripod mount on the lens would make for a much better package (also CA was a bit of a problem for the old Pentax lens, remember this is a real cheapo with a plastic mount, excellent for the price but...).

My dream lens at the moment would be the F* 300mm f4.5 but this is a very close second (and available new for less money than the used F*). So far I haven't purchased any digital-only lenses except for the 18-55mm that came with the camera.

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Just to chime in re the aps-c image circle.

Apparently, the DA40 does not vignette AT ALL on fullframe and if the camera is new enough it doesn't need an aperture ring. The lens behaves perfectly, as if it were set to -A-

Oh, and this was a terrific shot
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