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Feb 24, 2014 18:44 |  #31

Well after all my research, I have decided to give the 120-300 S a go. It came in stock today, won't be able to collect until Saturday, but can't wait to test it out! Ordered the dock with it, and a SIgma 105mm UV.


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Mar 06, 2014 22:35 |  #32

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Well after all my research, I have decided to give the 120-300 S a go. It came in stock today, won't be able to collect until Saturday, but can't wait to test it out! Ordered the dock with it, and a SIgma 105mm UV.

Annnnndddd?


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Mar 12, 2014 02:48 |  #33

Yeah loving it so far. Haven't had a great deal of time to test it out, but very impressed.

Attempted some tracking shots with my 5D3's measly 6fps, but had some good results. I went to a local athletics track and shot a girl sprinting 80m towards the camera. I think more than 80-90% were keepers out of 20-25 shots. Was using the Canon 1.4 TC and it had no trouble that I could notice and am very impressed! Love the build quality and also the USB configuration options!

Mine doesn't seem to need any MA either, tack sharp out of the box!


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Apr 06, 2014 23:08 |  #34

Well, after my first proper hitout, I can say that I am really happy with the lens so far. Shot a suburban football (Aussie Rules) game over the weekend, played at night. Paired with the 5D3 it was flawless, and equally as good as the 300 f2.8L mk I which I rented previously to shoot at night.

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I will be taking it to some field hockey in a couple of days also. Looking forward to trying it in action with my Canon 1.4x tc


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Apr 06, 2014 23:23 as a reply to  @ kobeson's post |  #35

Looks great especially for the lighting situation


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Apr 07, 2014 09:53 |  #36

Looks great Kobeson




  
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Apr 07, 2014 09:57 as a reply to  @ felixshmak's post |  #37

I really am leaning to this lens. I've had good and bad sigma stuff so that really is the last thing weighing on me. The "non" sports versions do seem to have hit miss / durability issues just wish we had a bigger sampling of sport users to fully get comfortable.


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Apr 07, 2014 10:51 |  #38

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Mar 20, 2015 19:05 |  #39

I'm glad to see it with its own thread. On the Sony a7 series cameras the interface through an adapter like the Metabones does not allow for AF very well, but manually focusing with focus peaking is fast and easy for an old shooter who came up in the film era. The sonys allow you to choose your aspect, so these are as if I was using a 1.5 magnification factor or a TC. at 450mm equivalent. Also the gear selector won't give the sport model as a choice.


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Mar 20, 2015 19:57 |  #40

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Also the gear selector won't give the sport model as a choice.

it's in there...it wasn't at the first intro of the new software, but it is now


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Mar 23, 2015 10:06 |  #41

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You will need the dock unless you drop REALLY lucky.

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What do you mean by "drop lucky"? I've read it and re-read it, and just can't seem to make sense of what you've said. An explanation would be helpful.


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