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Old Jan 26, 2008, 1:47 AM   #1
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 4:35 PM   #2
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The bird images are looking much sharper, any big change in technique?

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 7:24 PM   #3
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Best series of the bunch taken with the Bigma.

Taken on the long end 500mm and the sharpness is relatively good.

What are you focusing on to get the better shots here.

Also, what aperture do you find to be the sweetspot on this lens?
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The bird images are looking much sharper, any big change in technique?

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Yes Ira...Motorman suggested a group of settings he found on DPR for shooting the K10D in JPEG. They are as follows. Sharpen - +2 contrast- +1 Saturation- -1.

Works better than any settings I've been able to use in RAW!



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Your new settingsseem to be working very well for you. Though the second one made me smile - the way the bird's head is lined up, the small beak blends into the branch behind the bird. When I first looked at it I thought it had grown a huge beak.
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Your new settingsseem to be working very well for you. Though the second one made me smile - the way the bird's head is lined up, the small beak blends into the branch behind the bird. When I first looked at it I thought it had grown a huge beak.
It does look that way doesn't it? They are so fast it is very hard to catch them still long enough to get a shot!

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Best series of the bunch taken with the Bigma.

Taken on the long end 500mm and the sharpness is relatively good.

What are you focusing on to get the better shots here.

Also, what aperture do you find to be the sweetspot on this lens?
I've been shooting mostly wide open at F/6.7. I've shot a few at F/8 but it is so dark and gloomy the shutter speed is not fast enough at ISO 100 where I want to shoot right now. If the sun will ever come out while I'm off of work I'll run a few shots at different apertures and let you decide! How about that?

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Best series of the bunch taken with the Bigma.

Taken on the long end 500mm and the sharpness is relatively good.

What are you focusing on to get the better shots here.

Also, what aperture do you find to be the sweetspot on this lens?
I've been shooting mostly wide open at F/6.7. I've shot a few at F/8 but it is so dark and gloomy the shutter speed is not fast enough at ISO 100 where I want to shoot right now. If the sun will ever come out while I'm off of work I'll run a few shots at different apertures and let you decide! How about that?

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Best series of the bunch taken with the Bigma.

Taken on the long end 500mm and the sharpness is relatively good.

What are you focusing on to get the better shots here.

Also, what aperture do you find to be the sweetspot on this lens?
I've been shooting mostly wide open at F/6.7. I've shot a few at F/8 but it is so dark and gloomy the shutter speed is not fast enough at ISO 100 where I want to shoot right now. If the sun will ever come out while I'm off of work I'll run a few shots at different apertures and let you decide! How about that?

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