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Old Apr 5, 2008, 6:08 AM   #1
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I have been torn between going for a larger telelens (something fast above 300mm) or something real wide. Now my budget kept me on the least expensive of the two.
So wednesday I got me a Sigma 10-20 ex ... and here are the first results.

Sometimes the focus is on something quite different than wat I planned but because of an increddible large dof this doesn't matter that much. I do think that I'm going to use manual focus a lot on this lens. Not that you really have to get focus confirmation.
enjoy - Ronny

#1 my daughter with guest (Largo - just stays for one night)
iso 100 / 11mm / f11 / 1/30sec / cropped



#2 iso100 / 10mm / f9 / 1/60sec / not cropped




#3 iso100 / 11mm / f9 / 1/500sec / cropped



#4 - a closeup of our visitor
iso100 / 11mm / f9 / 1/200sec- cropped




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Old Apr 5, 2008, 2:08 PM   #2
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Ronnie, I really like the second shot. It's beautiful. Patty
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Old Apr 5, 2008, 4:45 PM   #3
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Ronnie, nos 2 &3 are my favorite--the perspective of depth in both these pictures is very appealing. You sure know how to exploit the lens!

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Old Apr 5, 2008, 8:11 PM   #4
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The second one is really outstanding! I've always been a detail and long lens person, but have discovered just how much FUN a really wide lens can be. Looks like you are well on your way of exploiting the unique capabilities of yours.
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There are all great, but the second one is magically beautiful.
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 12:27 AM   #6
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Ron, A most useful lens and one I have never regretted purchasing. I have managed some great shots with it.

I find it excellent when shooting flash at night as you are closer to the subject and get better bounced flash results.

The second one is my favourite.

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Old Apr 6, 2008, 1:36 PM   #7
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@nhmom

thanks Patty , for the first use I'm already very happy with the new plaything.

[line]@jelpee

thanks Jay, I think I know what I want to get out of the lens, the only problem is that I still have a lot to learn before I van visiualise what the result might be, so that I wont miss a shot that would be good.

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thanks Harriet, I've also always been looking at the tele side of photography, and stitching scene's together thinking this was the same as a wide lens. I'm now learning that I was wrong. The way the world gets larger through this lens is something you can't get by pasting images together. They are two quite different things.
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thanks Rodney
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thanks PK, especially for the hint of using it with bounced light. Something I think I might not have tried

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Very nice Ronny, congratulations on the new lens. Like everyone else, I am going with #2 as my favorite but all of them make a positive impression of the lens and photographer.

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Old Apr 6, 2008, 4:46 PM   #9
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I agree, the second picture makes the best use of that wide angle point of view.

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Old Apr 7, 2008, 2:45 AM   #10
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Congrats on the new lens, Ronny

I amamazed bythealmost non-distortioncharacteristics of this lens even @10mm and 11mm , which is actually superior to the 17mm wide end of my 17-70 zoom:!:

Would be delighted to see further shots of howthis lensdoes justice to thebeautiful baroque and neoclassical buildings of the old continent there : )
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