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first shoot with the sigma 10-20mm, how'd I do?

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Jan 20, 2015 21:22 |  #1

I've been wanting this lens for quite some time, and finally got it along with a circular polarizer and variable ND! Any advice, tips, or critique on using this lens and filters would be greatly appreciated :-)

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Jan 20, 2015 22:41 |  #2

I like the first one best of the two, but wish there was a little detail in the trees. Did you burn them in post?

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Jan 22, 2015 23:44 |  #3

I love this lens. It's pretty much all I shoot with. Hope you love it as much as I do. Both images are really great. The first one is amazing. As for what freestylee30 said, I think he was going for a somewhat of a silhouette look. And he did a damn good job at it. I love the misty look in the first one. The person in the second image is what sets it off. If nobody was there you wouldn't have thought that tree was that huge. Very good shots. Good job.

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Jan 23, 2015 00:06 |  #4

Both shots are fantastic, and excellent use of the lens.
I love the silhouette look, I have a bit of thing for shooting into the light.

You should add them to your gallery.

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Jan 23, 2015 00:23 |  #5

That first photo is amazing. Is that really your first time shooting with a UWA? I'm jealous!

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Jan 23, 2015 16:12 |  #6

that first shot is amazing! great exposure great with bringing out the blue sky producing an even greater gradient style silhouette shot.

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Jan 24, 2015 15:05 |  #7

Wow, I too love the first one! What did you expose for in that scene? The grass..? I find it so hard not to get the sun blowing out most of the scene.

Second one are very good too. Agree that the guy and the dog really adds to the image :)

And congrats on your new lens!

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Jan 25, 2015 10:55 |  #8

For being your first shots with the 10-20, they're very good. I prefer the first one. My first shots with that lens was very frustrating for me. I had stuff leaning all over the place. It takes a little practice to get it right which you did, right off.

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Jan 27, 2015 02:28 |  #9

I used to have that lens but had to sell when I went ff. Great lens. First shot is really good. I prefer the trees in silhouette without any detail as they have a good structural strength. I'd be happy taking that shot :-)

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