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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:15 PM   #151
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OK, I see the samples and they all look great to me, but is that just because I'm looking on the computer screen?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:16 PM   #152
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not sure, but I have seen some of his shots. And they are really good. That is pro gear shot by a pro, that is why the results are so good.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:18 PM   #153
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Oh yeah, no doubt! But I don't see the "softness" he is talking about on the right side, etc. That's what I mean. If it's not really noticeable except to a pro or at 100% crop, then it's not really an issue to me
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:19 PM   #154
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The sigma is not a bad lens. It is just the canon is a better lens. That is one of the big reason there is a big price difference.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 7:23 PM   #155
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I shoot with the Sigma 70-200mm F 2.8 lens, but I had to return two of those lenses before I got a good copy. Also keep in mind that using ISO 3200 with an F 2.8 lens give you no room at all for variable lighting. I don't like to do that.

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Old Jul 19, 2010, 8:03 PM   #156
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Hi Sarah! That's what the review was saying (he had to return a couple lenses). What do you mean by "variable lighting," though? I assume you mean because it is fixed at f2.8? You could adjust the ISO, though?
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Is not fixed at 2.8, you can stop down, but if the light light get to bright, you can over expose at 3200iso at 2.8 if you are shooting at 1/2000 or 1/1000 of a sec when shooting in Av. It gives very little room for the camera to adjust for a postive change in lighting. If it gets darker, the camera can slow down the shutter speed to compensated, but if it is to bright for 1/4000 of a sec then you shot will be over exposed.
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OK, but you could adjust the ISO down, then, right?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 8:14 PM   #159
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I'm back from the camera store, and the prints of my sister's D5000 shots look the same as on the screen, to me--ie, better than mine. The sales clerk pointed out that hers were more underexposed than mine, so mine had more detail visible...I can see that, but the overall effect is more pleasing, to me. Mine looks more washed out and flat; hers look dimensional.
So, nothing really changed there...I guess I'm returning this puppy for something else The contrast settings may have made a difference, but I can't really test that now because I don't have the D5000 to compare to.
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yes, you can set it to 1600iso. But depending on lighting. You can shoot at 2.8 at 3200iso. I have shot in low light at 6400iso at 1.4, it is all about the lighting condition when to uses what settings. But the T2i auto iso goes from 100-3200iso. So it should auto adjust down. While on the T1i, you need to lock 3200iso and up to use it. But with the d90 and d5000 you need to lock as well.
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