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Mar 07, 2015 20:44 |  #5326

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Mar 08, 2015 01:02 |  #5327

Pax2You wrote in post #17465260 (external link)
Speaking of extension tubes, this makes for a pretty decent close up lens.
Uncropped dime EXIF intact, bare lens plus 65mm of extension


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Funny you mention that. My wife woke up this morning to find this guy crawling about the kitchen.

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300mm with 68mm of tubes on it. You can see a bit of vignetting starting with that much extension. Quite happy with the 100% crop

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Mar 08, 2015 01:31 |  #5328

Also got the lens, D4 and Sigma 1.4tc out to the race track this weekend. Delivers some great IQ, particularly if when do my job when panning down at 1/125s

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BUT, I have been struggling with this lens and body maintaining a lock on a subject coming straight towards me. Initial focus is accurate and quick but the combination will wait a few tenths of a second before reacquiring focus. I don't know if it's this lens or the body or my settings but it's pretty frustrating to not be able to nail a sequence of frames of a subject coming towards me (even slow speed less than 15mph/25kph has it struggling)

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Mar 08, 2015 08:40 |  #5329

Nice work with the bittern and harrier Dre! Great closeup of the huntsman Tony :)


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Mar 09, 2015 20:26 |  #5330

Bought this lens a little while ago but have not had a chance to really go and test it, only another week or so before some baseball and track and field hopefully! I did get to snap a couple of the squirrels in my backyard.

Nothing special here but I was fairly happy with the jump shot even though the focus was on his back foot. I'm excited to see what I get with track and field this year! I've previously shot T&F with the 7d and 70-200 2.8. I'm hoping I'll have much better separation as those events can leave a lot of messy backgrounds :)


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Mar 11, 2015 23:00 |  #5331

Looking at the size of her scars it is incredible that she has survived everything that has happened to her.


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Mar 12, 2015 17:01 |  #5332

Nice to see there are still great images here. That flying squirrel is awesome!

Mine is still for sale, currently at $1,900 shipped :( Still no takers.


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Mar 12, 2015 21:26 |  #5333

Great timing on the squirrel Jelloneck! Doofus, if I had been through as much as that seal has I think I'd be sleeping too :-) Nicely done


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Mar 12, 2015 23:30 |  #5334

Hawaiian Monk Seal pup.

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Mar 14, 2015 18:17 |  #5335

More squirrels. These were cropped quite a bit.


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Mar 14, 2015 22:06 |  #5336

1dmk4 sigma 120-300f/2.8 sport with canon 2xiii

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Mar 14, 2015 22:10 |  #5337

1dmk4 sigma 120-300 f/2.8 sport

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Mar 19, 2015 13:12 |  #5338

The Orangutans are beautiful! Post more :)


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Mar 19, 2015 13:20 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #5339

My lens is gone, I admit I'm a little sad, like Jake said, it's an end of an era for me.

Jake, you need to pick up the slack and post as much from this lens as I did once ;)


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Mar 19, 2015 13:25 |  #5340

It's true, I am now the Curator of Gabe's amazing 120-300.

I am not at all sure I will dare to post any shots for a while, as I will never live up to your standards.

I can say this based on my brief ( 30 minutes ago) 1st test. It is a perfect example of this lens.

Looking forward to a chance to take it out for real.

This thread will not be the same without your contribution. Better come in and comment so we don't get lost.

Truly the end of an era here at POTN. I look forward to the damage you do with your new ultra zoom!


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