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Old Oct 5, 2011, 3:58 PM   #11
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Wow Ronny that one in flight is spectacular. Are you using catch in focus? I struggled for hours to get the two I shot. Give me some tips. Really nice lens. How much does it cost? I'm still looking for a walk about lens for Italy.

Thanks Tony,

didn't use catch in focus, manual focus and a lot of luck.

This one was hanging around searching for ... and I had the luck that it kept hovering above the same place.

The sigma 105mm is imho a great lens, I got it for 450.

I wouldn't name it a walk about lens at 105mm.
I used a tamron 18-200 as walk about for a long time. (4years)

Now I've switched to a tamron 17-50 f2.8 and the sigma 105mm (and a 2x tc).
The sigma 105 + 2x tc is sharper than the tamron 18-200 at 200mm.
I also found that on vacation I as good as never need something longer than 105mm.
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 1:09 PM   #12
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Those are fantastic, Ronny!
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Fabulous shots Ronnie. I enjoy my Sigma 105. This photo at last summers Hopman Cup Using K5 and 1.7 AF TC. A great champion but with the injury showing that ended her comeback I think. Uncropped.

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Sigma 105 is a great lens, but it takes more than just good glass to get such fine photos! Really nice job on the focus stacking of the mating Meadowhawks, and great capture of the Darner in flight!
Those darners do tend to follow a set route, with frequent hovering, but I am still usually too slow to get a decent shot at them...
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