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Old Jun 30, 2009, 8:24 PM   #1
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Default Just got my BIGMA!

It just arrived a short while ago. it was pouring rain so I just mounted it on Linda's camera (K10) and took a quick shot out the back door at my crape myrtle tree. one thing for sure, its a heavy bruiser and I won't be able to hand hold at 500mm.

shot at f:6.7 1/90sec ISO140 and 500mm
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 8:38 PM   #2
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Beautiful, GW. I love the colors.

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Nice...!!! Congrats on the new lens.

Curious: do you already have or plan to buy proper support for it? I ask simply because a lot of folks skimp on the head and tripod and pay for it with blurry or slight soft images when they get a cheap setup - which is a shame.

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Old Jun 30, 2009, 9:43 PM   #4
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Thank you Marc,
yes I have a good Manfrotto heavy duty one sturdy as a rock, all I need now id a Wimberly!
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Gw,

Beautiful soft colored blooms in juxtaposition to the sharply focused water drop.

I know you will love the new reach this lens will give you. I'm looking forward to seeing more shots from it.

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yes I have a good Manfrotto heavy duty one sturdy as a rock, all I need now id a Wimberly!
Excellent! Are you implying something about my affiliation with Wimberly...

For birding, the Sidekick might fit the bill... just saying.
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 11:27 PM   #7
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I'm not familiar with the Bigma, but this is a VERY nice shot! Can't wait to see what you'll have when the rain stops.

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It just arrived a short while ago. it was pouring rain so I just mounted it on Linda's camera (K10) and took a quick shot out the back door at my crape myrtle tree. one thing for sure, its a heavy bruiser and I won't be able to hand hold at 500mm.

shot at f:6.7 1/90sec ISO140 and 500mm
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Congratulations, GW! You'll be surprised how quickly you become adjusted to the weight. My first reaction was the same as yours, and now I seldom put the camera/lens on a tripod unless I'm doing something static like moon shots.

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I'm not familiar with the Bigma, but this is a VERY nice shot! Can't wait to see what you'll have when the rain stops.
Hey Lady Ro,
The Bigma is a slang term for the Sigma 50-500mm. weighing in at just over 4lbs it's one big mama! hence, the name the Sigma Bigma

I'm anxious to get out and take some pix too, if this rain ever goes away! I suppose I shouldn't complain, we really need it.
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Congratulations, GW! You'll be surprised how quickly you become adjusted to the weight. My first reaction was the same as yours, and now I seldom put the camera/lens on a tripod unless I'm doing something static like moon shots.

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Thanks Paul.
I don't know, I think the 70-200 was my limit on hand holding. I'm pretty shaky most of the time due to some medication I take.
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