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Old Aug 16, 2008, 10:45 PM   #11
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 12:23 AM   #12
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Wow amazing detail, the duck , the thistle , they are all so good.
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 4:59 AM   #13
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First time out with this lens. My first impressions are thumbs up! Nice lens to use. Quiet, not too large (compared to the similarÂ* Canon 300L), and has faster AF than the 55-300. IQ is very good. Couldn't find any fringing, although I wasn't looking all that hard anyway. Sharp at all apertures.


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This image against some back light is heavily cropped. Fringing should be there like some of the robin shots I did a few days ago with A300mm. How about the cropped out area? Was there any fringing in the cropped out area ?

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Lookin good Don. I am sure you're enjoying your results from this combo!

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First time out with this lens. My first impressions are thumbs up! Nice lens to use. Quiet, not too large (compared to the similar Canon 300L), and has faster AF than the 55-300. IQ is very good. Couldn't find any fringing, although I wasn't looking all that hard anyway. Sharp at all apertures.

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This image against some back light is heavily cropped. Fringing should be there like some of the robin shots I did a few days ago with A300mm. How about the cropped out area? Was there any fringing in the cropped out area ?

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Hi Daniel. I reprocessed this with no crop. I couldn't see any fringing in it. Maybe a fluke shot, because you would expect it, no? Here is the uncropped version.All I did for this shot is exposure in RAW, auto levels in ps, and sharpened.But looking at the exif (you can view exif in this one), I shot this at f/8. Now it might have ca's if I'd shot it at f/4. More testing will be needed to see if it produces fringing at a wider Av setting......cheers...Don

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Lookin good Don. I am sure you're enjoying your results from this combo!

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Thanks Dennis. It seems to work pretty well. I'm heading out shortly to give it another go...cheers...Don
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Well Don,
I'm at a loss for words!
I was planning to get the Bigma, now I'm not sure. Would be great to see what this would do with a 2X converter.
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Well Don,
I'm at a loss for words!
I was planning to get the Bigma, now I'm not sure. Would be great to see what this would do with a 2X converter.
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Thanks GW. I don't know if a 2X would work very well. That'd put the minimum A setting at f/8. I really don't know if the camera would AF properly or very well at that minimum setting. Now a 1.4 would probably be fine, but you'd have 80mm less reach than the Bigma. Not a lot when you get into these large focal ranges. And the difference in size and portability between the Bigma and the 300 with a 1.4 is quite a difference. Mind you, you don't have a zoom with the DA, but you do have a lighter setup, and possibly a little better IQ with a prime. Things to ponder....cheers..Don
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Ah, decisions decisions. You're supposed to be helping here not making matters more complicated!:lol:
Like my ex use to say, "why couldn't you be rich instead of so good looking[/i]?":-?
Then I could just buy it all and…:angry:
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Love all of these. Very little CA apparent except in the upper right hand leaves. Astounding detail. Would love to see comparison all auto shots in JPEG versus RAW. All in all very nicely done.

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