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Old Apr 5, 2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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In flight birds with the BIGMA

I have been asked numerous times about how I was doing trying to get BIF"s with my K10D & the BIGMA.

These are some from over about 3 days I wanted to show how I was doing with a little different skies and etc. One thing that I find is very different is trying to pan and get a focus point with the BIGMA is much harder than with my Panasonic FZ30. I think it is a matter of practice cuz every time I try it it is a little easier. It was very difficult when I first tried with my FZ30 and then the more I did it the easier it became and I expect the same thing with this set up.

Hint that helps me with panning: Leave the tripod collar on the lens and use that to hold the lens steady. I put the collar in my left hand and push my left elbow against my chest.

Hand held with my SR on.

Patchy clouds some thick and some hight thin ones



Clear skies with the sun behind him



Patchy clouds I wanted one with the sky and the clouds both



Both blue sky and clouds for the background



High thin clouds and very strong wind




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Old Apr 5, 2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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looks to me like you're getting it down pat, Roger. remember, the Bigma is a LOT of glass to swing around, and keeping birds in the viewfinder at 500mm is a whole different game from keeping a red-dot on them using the FZ...
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looks to me like you're getting it down pat, Roger. remember, the Bigma is a LOT of glass to swing around, and keeping birds in the viewfinder at 500mm is a whole different game from keeping a red-dot on them using the FZ...
Hi squirl and a good morning to you. So far the learning curve has been interesting. I am finding I get more keepers using the red dot than with out it. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Old Apr 5, 2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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Thank you bmullen for the cool comment and for taking the time to look.

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Wow, those are really nice flight shots. I love the soft sky backgrounds on the last to Ospray shots. Way to go.
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Wow, those are really nice flight shots. I love the soft sky backgrounds on the last to Ospray shots. Way to go.
Thank you Sir for the nice comment and for looking.

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Wacky Roger. Awesome BIF shots man! Very impressive indeed. Keep them coming!

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#3 absolutely rocks! make that absolutely, positively rocks! Great series Roger!
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Old Apr 6, 2007, 9:29 AM   #10
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Wacky Roger. Awesome BIF shots man! Very impressive indeed. Keep them coming!
Hi to YAAA!! royce, thank you for the nice comment and for taking the time to looks.

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