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Old Aug 27, 2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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All three shot in RAW, processed in RawShooter Premium
First one is called "Park Avenue"
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Old Aug 27, 2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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This one is at "Balancing Rock"
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Old Aug 27, 2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Finally at "Fiery Furnace". Arches is a magnificent place where the character of the rock formations change with every cloud and different angle of the sun
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Very nice, many of my images are shot with that lens, I really like it (except for the carrying it part.)

Great scenery. I really liked the "Park Avenue" shot, the brooding sky and the nice lighting make it an impressive image.

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Old Aug 28, 2006, 12:54 AM   #5
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Dear NZhut and Ira-

To tell you the real truth, I am blown away. Yes, I have a Tamron 24-135mm lens but it is no way near the drama, sharpness, and quality of those photos taken with the Sigma 24-135mm lens. All I can say is Wow!

Sorry, Ira, but that is not a lens, that upon first notice that I would run out and grab in that focal length. But upon seeing some results, (thanks NZhut).I have to take a deep breath, and quickly make my way toward the Cameta website.

I can see the difference! I am now a true believer. In fact, I will post some photo samples myself. I am hopeful of achieving samples approaching those of NZhut.

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WOW. First two are spectacular! Third may have benefited from a wider angle, but still. These shots make me want to go there! I have that lens also and it is my favorite. Did you use any filters for these shots?

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Old Aug 28, 2006, 6:28 AM   #7
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The scene is not as dramatic (and the photographer, well eh?!) but here are a couple of more examples I have from that lens. These were just jpegs.

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And this:

BTW, I already mentioned in another thread that, at its pre-production introduction, this lens was listed as an EX lens but for some reason it lost that designation before production. I have handled basic Sigma consumer zooms and the 70-210mm f2.8 EX model and this 24-135mm feels like it is built more like the EX range, solid with lots of metal. Only drawbacks I have found are its weight, and the zoom creep.
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First of all, thanks for all the kind comments.

I have a UV filter on the lens, mostly for protection. I have found that this particular lens underexposes about 1/4 to 1/2, so in the processing, I bumped up the exposure just slightly.

I really have been more than pleasantly surprised and pleased with the lens.


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WOW. First two are spectacular! Third may have benefited from a wider angle, but still. These shots make me want to go there! I have that lens also and it is my favorite. Did you use any filters for these shots?

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Thanks NZN. It used to be we saw these places from around the world thru NatGeo photographers' eyes.

Today we have people like nzn and places like Utah, Austria, Vegas, Nfld. etc..
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