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Old Mar 7, 2008, 3:31 PM   #1
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Finally it got up to 11F today so I went outside for a bit and found this guy at the feeder using the Sigma 300mm.



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Nice hear you finally thawed out a little Tom. Nice shot. Excellent detail. These little guys always seem to be looking down.....cheers....Don
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Thanks, they seem to not be aware of gravity and can be in any position they want with little effort.

I just got the Sigma 300mm 2.8 and wanted to see how it worked and so far it seems to be pretty nice although a bit heavy.

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How does he stay in that position???? Nice capture it sure makes you look more than once.


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Great photo, very nice.
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Excellent detail, colour and sharp!!

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Old Mar 8, 2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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Thanks, I am happy with the new lens and now if the weather just warms up a bit I can get out more and do some more photography.

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Congrats on the new glass, Tom. Happy shooting!
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I just got the Sigma 300mm 2.8 and wanted to see how it worked and so far it seems to be pretty nice although a bit heavy.

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I iknow what you mean about heavy. Are you using it handheld or t'podded? It's a very good lens I hear. I tried out the Canon 300 f/2.8, and I'm glad I did. I always thought this was the lens I really wanted, but after hauling it around for a couple of hours, I changed my mind. I don't like using t'pods or monopods, and do all my shooting handheld. So after experimenting with the 2.8, I'm now perfectly happy with my f/4. I am quite often out hiking around for 3 or 4 hours, and using a 2.8 would certainly wear me out.....cheers...Don
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That is where I am at too with this lens, it is sharp, but heavy and my FA*300 4.5 is just as sharp and weighs far less, which allows me to be more mobile and shoot hand held when ever I want.

I actually got it for inside sports where I needed the reach and the speed because of the poor light, so I expect that is where I will use it the most.

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