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Old Jun 17, 2009, 7:25 PM   #1
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I had to wrap it up and send it back today but, before I did I had to go out in the back yard a take a couple quick snaps of a butterfly and a bumble bee taking turns at the same flower for some nectar. the bumble wouldn't co-operate at all...




I got the feeling he was looking at me...


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Old Jun 17, 2009, 7:29 PM   #2
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I had to wrap it up and send it back today but, before I did I had to go out in the back yard a take a couple quick snaps of a butterfly and a bumble bee taking turns at the same flower for some nectar. the bumble wouldn't co-operate at all...
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Anything wrong with the lens? Sigma or Tamron? These are nice images. Maybe I was not following what you said about the lens

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Old Jun 17, 2009, 7:39 PM   #3
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Neither of these turned out as well as I was hoping but, aside from that, I need to know which of these looks better to you. the darker ones came that way from the camera, the lighter ones I lightened up a little.

first two are full frame










I know the photos themselves are lacking but, I'm just trying to develop a better eye for what is more appealing to others when they view a photo...
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Anything wrong with the lens? Sigma or Tamron? These are nice images. Maybe I was not following what you said about the lens

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Wow Daniel, you responded before I was even finished posting!
The lens is the Sigma f:2.8 nothing wrong with it, I love it! It's the 2X TC I got along with it that's got the problem. It won't work with the K20 (the newer ones starting with the serial number 500xxx are compatible but cost $300usd) Anyway, B&H have been kind enough to refund my entire purchase witch will let me get the 50-500mm.
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Gw,

Again beautiful pictures. It's a shame you could not get a 2X-TC to work with this lens.

Here goes:

- Of the first 2, I like no 2.
- Of The Second 2, I like No 1

Of the one where you felt he was looking at you, it was because he was looking at you!

Nice shots all but the bee. Not much in focus in that one.

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More beautiful images, GW. Too bad you have to return that lens. But, you'll be happy with the 50-500.

You asked which ones we preferred. On my monitor, I prefer the first one of the moth. The second one looks too light on my monitor. Didn't realize the second set was a moth, too. But, again I like the first one. Of course, if I were on my laptop, I might prefer them in the other order.

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Gw,

Again beautiful pictures. It's a shame you could not get a 2X-TC to work with this lens.

Here goes:

- Of the first 2, I like no 2.
- Of The Second 2, I like No 1

Of the one where you felt he was looking at you, it was because he was looking at you!

Nice shots all but the bee. Not much in focus in that one.

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Thank you Lou,
I know, the bee wasn't too clear, he wouldn't stay still long enough to focus on! not only was it a bit windy, every time he'd land on a flower, he'd bounce up and down.
It was comical to watch the two of them flying around taking turns at a blossom
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More beautiful images, GW. Too bad you have to return that lens. But, you'll be happy with the 50-500.

You asked which ones we preferred. On my monitor, I prefer the first one of the moth. The second one looks too light on my monitor. Didn't realize the second set was a moth, too. But, again I like the first one. Of course, if I were on my laptop, I might prefer them in the other order.

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Patty... you're a real big help!
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Patty... you're a real big help!
Hey, you asked. I'm just trying to be honest. You said I was a "real big help", didn't you.

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GW, My favorite in the first group is number two, for the composition, color, and background.

In the second group, I like them all, but would choose the third one for the same reasons as above, and I like darker, more saturated colors. Great looking photos, all of them! Robert
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