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Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX OS

 
gabebalazs
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Jun 21, 2012 15:55 |  #2296

From today. Shot with 2x Extender.

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Jun 22, 2012 13:08 |  #2297

Amazing pictures, I'm still saving for my lens.




  
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Jun 22, 2012 15:45 |  #2298

I'm just about to sell mine. It's been a great lens but onwards and upwards as they say!


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freddyronny
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Jun 22, 2012 16:27 |  #2299

Great shots gabe, I am getting mine tomorrow :D

GMCPhotographics wrote in post #14617486 (external link)
I'm just about to sell mine. It's been a great lens but onwards and upwards as they say!

Why and what are you going to replace it with?


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Jun 22, 2012 19:14 |  #2300

GMCPhotographics wrote in post #14617486 (external link)
I'm just about to sell mine. It's been a great lens but onwards and upwards as they say!

Any particular reasons? Hope AF is not one of them.


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Jun 24, 2012 04:14 |  #2301

Im trading for a 400mm f2.8 L IS, which is why my 120-300 unfortunatly has to go. Its been a fantastic lens for me.


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Jun 24, 2012 06:03 |  #2302

Pseudo-macro with 120-300 OS plus Sigma 2x on 7d (new to me):


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EOS 7D | EOS 350d | EF-S 10-22mm | EF-S 18-135mm IS | EF 70-210 f/4 | Σ 120-300 f/2.8 OS | EF 50mm f/1.8 MKI | EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS | Σ 2x APO EX DG TC |
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Jun 24, 2012 07:34 |  #2303

bobbyz wrote in post #14618294 (external link)
Any particular reasons? Hope AF is not one of them.

I'm sending mine to sigma monday . The af crapped out yesterday. Had the OS replaced less than six months ago. Its 11 months old now. What else can go wrong with it next. Cost me $50-60 last time to ship. Moday I'll call see if I can get sigma to pay for shipping


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Jun 24, 2012 18:00 |  #2304

Shot these this morning. Finally I got some good shots of the elusive Belted Kingfisher (elusive for me :) )

7D, Sigma 2x TC, processed, about 50-60% crops.


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Jun 24, 2012 18:21 |  #2305

Im still amazed by the quality of it with a TC x2, even if stopped down and post processed




  
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Jun 24, 2012 20:48 |  #2306

Those are absolutely gorgeous kingfisher images. I can't get one to stay still long enough for even one decent image!


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Jun 24, 2012 21:11 |  #2307

I wish I had Gabes Magic Window, back yard, patients and talent. His photos are stunning!!

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Jun 24, 2012 21:11 |  #2308

Gabe....damn nice work....


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Jun 24, 2012 21:39 |  #2309

Anyone know how does this lens perform on a D800+TC??




  
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Jun 24, 2012 21:40 |  #2310

Thank you guys. I was able to scheme a plan to take these photos.

There is a big rock in the smaller branch of the river (Maumee river in Toledo). Water level is often really low in this small branch. Kingfishers use this rock as a perch, I had observed that before.
So I needed to find a hiding place close by, which eventually was a couple of small, young bushy trees. So I sat there a couple hours two different days. First day no success, but this morning was successful.

The rock was about 60-70 feet away, so these are 50-60% crops.
These birds really don't let the casual walk-around photographers close. Without hiding, there is no good picture, no matter what lens you have :)


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