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Old Mar 6, 2008, 7:04 PM   #1
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Now that my LBA is complete here is the first shot with the new 300mm lens.

Hey it was -7F this morning and not much was out and I needed to take a picture!



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Old Mar 6, 2008, 8:16 PM   #2
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looks like the sigma does it's job. how's it compare to the *300 ??

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Old Mar 6, 2008, 9:27 PM   #3
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Hi Tom,

Looking very good! Your subject is cute, but looks bored -- but then maybe it was just frozen -- (-7!! new lens or not, I'd not be venturing out at all)

I'd be interested to see how it does with the 1.7x AFA. Nothing like a "compact" 510 f4.8. . .

. . . and at the price, I assume no buyer's remorse.:-)

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Old Mar 6, 2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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He might not be so wild, but he's cute and I love the light on his fur. The lens does look like it's a nice one - are you going to keep both lenses?
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 10:19 PM   #5
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I need to do more shooting with it to make a fair comparison, although the FA* 300 is hard to beat. I just hope it will work out so that I can take advantage of the 2.8 on the new 300 in low light situations.

It has some quirks that I need to work out, but so far it looks like it may be just fine.

The new lens is actually quite heavy compared to my FA*, so I will be keeping both at least for a while.

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Old Mar 6, 2008, 11:35 PM   #6
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If you're not satisfied with that I don't know what to say, but I know in who's bin you can toss the lens.

A very nice shot, not only technically.

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Old Mar 6, 2008, 11:52 PM   #7
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Kjell, it is not that I am not satisfied with it, but the lens has built in filters that go in the back and the filter holder has a clear filter that is cemented to the insert. Any other filters need to be screwed into the clear filter and then dropped into the top of the lens.

I found that the clear filter took away some of the sharpness of the images, so I took it out for the photo I posted and then it is sharp, at least to my eyes. Anyway here are two photos the first without the filter.



This one with the filter.



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definate difference except the lighting was definately different..

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I realze the lighting it different and the last one is actually sharp if you look at it closely, but I think the contrast is more on the first one, which makes it look sharper. The first one was taken in the afternoon light (2:18PM) and the other about mid day (9:47AM).

Try your Tamron Roy and see how that works out with your lens with the filter removed. I have found that digital isn't as fogiving as film when shooting through an extra piece of glass, which is why I don't use UV filters on my lenses any more like I did with film.

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