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Feb 06, 2011 05:12 |  #76

Thanks guys, really appreciated.
Is there much difference between the DG and non DG versions?


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Feb 08, 2011 09:59 as a reply to  @ GMCPhotographics's post |  #77

Is there much difference between the DG and non DG versions?

Yes, dont buy the non DG Version.


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Feb 14, 2011 05:56 |  #78

Just ordered one from Mifsuds. Should arrive tomorrow :)

Arrived this morning. Too dull and grey for pictures. Maybe the weekend...


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Feb 18, 2011 00:26 as a reply to  @ Geejay's post |  #79

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Feb 22, 2011 14:21 |  #80

Well perhaps not the best, but hand-held and shot through the kitchen window, which was closed..... :)

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I think I'm going to enjoy this lens. Talk about potential...

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Mar 15, 2011 11:58 as a reply to  @ Geejay's post |  #81

A question around this lens, I may have missed this in this thread already so apologies if it has already been covered.

On the Canon there are strap loops for carrying the lend without body attached and when body is attached this reduces stress on the connections because your not carrying it by the body strap.

On the Sigma 300mm there doesn't appear to be such loops on the lens or tripod collar so how would I carry this, I really wouldn't want to carry it by the strap on the camera body.

I am seriouslyu considering this lens as an over the shoulder option when out birding rather than taking my Canon 500mm prime out all the time.




  
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Mar 16, 2011 16:35 as a reply to  @ TheGullGuy's post |  #82

On the Canon there are strap loops for carrying the lend without body attached and when body is attached this reduces stress on the connections because your not carrying it by the body strap.

You could buy the Sigma TS-41 tripod socket ( but in my opinion its very expensive ). The standard socket is the same as @Sigma 150mm Macro. This should solve all your problems.

I carry the lens attached by the body strap. No problems so far even with teleconverters...




  
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Mar 18, 2011 14:15 as a reply to  @ AlexAJ's post |  #83

Many thanks for that; I'll check out the prices




  
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Mar 24, 2011 17:15 |  #84

First go at motorsport with this lens...

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Only took a few shots, (bunked off work for an hour ;) )..

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Apr 09, 2011 12:09 as a reply to  @ Geejay's post |  #85

Mine arrived this morning and after a bit of MFA work I went out to test it on a few birds at my local feeding station

Very impressed. Here is a 100% crop just to show the detail it renders. No sharpening etc after it came from the camera. Standard .jpeg settings. The lighting was extremely harsh as it is very sunny here today. I deliberately included the edge of the shadow on the bird feeder so you could see the amount of CA.

Considering this was shot at f3.5 I think it is OK. I doubt it will be a real issue when I am using the lens seriously as I bought it to use just after dawn or late in the evening around dusk when such strong lighting won't be an issue.

In the second 100% crop I had stopped down to f5 and the result is a even sharper. Very happy with this

When I have some nice shots I will put them up but so far it seem like a real bargain lens. Quality feels great, focussing is pretty quick, accessories are superb (you even get a polarising filter included) and I filled in the registration card for my 3 year warranty this morning. so no worries for along time to come hopefully.

My only issue is that it doesn't want to play with my Canon 2x MkII. It still shows f2.8 and it won't focus on any of my bodies. Strange. Anyone else had this? The 1.4x works perfect.


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Apr 15, 2011 11:35 |  #86

with 2xTC

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May 05, 2011 13:52 |  #87

another one with 2xTC

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May 08, 2011 16:43 |  #88

A couple of motorsport shots...

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May 08, 2011 17:31 as a reply to  @ Geejay's post |  #89

Hey all,

The lens looks pretty good! Does anyone have any experience/pictures of HS football (varsity) night time usage? With a 7D would be even better, but...

Thanks in advance!

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May 11, 2011 12:13 |  #90

I would say that it's very likely to be up to the job of capturing HS football. I can't say how would work on a 7D, but it works flawlessly on my 20D and 50D...


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