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Jun 11, 2015 09:50 |  #391

Just around the corner from the Peregrine Nest is the actual lighthouse at 150mm as opposed to 600mm on the Peregrine chicks above...


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Jun 11, 2015 21:57 |  #392

a few snaps from tonight ~


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Jun 12, 2015 16:39 |  #393

Anyone thinking about getting one, they are on sale

Sigma Contemporary 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS for $899, Street Price
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Jun 12, 2015 16:42 |  #394

Expired.

And - I don't want to see deals on this lens - I want to see it priced higher so that I can feel better about the price "I" paid!

:rolleyes: :twisted: :-P

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Anyone thinking about getting one, they are on sale

Sigma Contemporary 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS for $899, Street Price
http://www.canonpricew​atch.com …-os-for-899-street-price/ (external link)


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Jun 12, 2015 17:12 |  #395

yea i posted that in the market watch section a few hours ago. I was also kinda bummed seeing that price :( wish I coulda saves 200bucks


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Jun 12, 2015 19:33 |  #396

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yea i posted that in the market watch section a few hours ago. I was also kinda bummed seeing that price :( wish I coulda saves 200bucks

I fill your pain, I think we all do ;-)a


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Jun 12, 2015 19:48 |  #397

oh well. I have had this lens for 2months now and if i waited for a deal I would have missed literally thousands of photos I have already taken with it.
actually just checked lightroom. I am up to 1975 photos already taken with it


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Jun 12, 2015 20:29 |  #398

Yup... do your research, make a decision, act, and don't look back ;-)a

Aside from more dust in my front element than I think is reasoable, I love my lens...

Learn asap what it's constraints are, learn the DOF & shutter speed learning curves and you have a great super-telephoto... oh and get a good shoulder strap ;-)a


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Jun 12, 2015 20:34 |  #399

thats odd you got some much dust. i have done a few horse shows and been there for hours each show and so much dust at end of the day i have a solid layer of dust covering all my gear and I still have zero dust in my lens.


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Jun 15, 2015 19:36 |  #400

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Terrific Shot! I'd hang out at your pond all day! :D

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Any time Paul your in my neck of the woods :-)


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I agree 100%!
Never seen a bird spear fishing before. ;)

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Jun 15, 2015 19:38 |  #401

Immaculens wrote in post #17593722 (external link)
a few snaps from tonight ~

Beautiful shots of the GBH Will


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Jun 15, 2015 20:01 |  #402

Bianchi wrote in post #17598370 (external link)
Beautiful shots of the GBH Will

Thank-you ~
and "back at' cha"

nice to see some activity on this thread :-P


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Jun 15, 2015 20:53 |  #403

Someone asked me about MFA way back because my shot was slightly front-focused. I have not touched MFA on any body or any FL with my copy. The DOF is pretty thin and I liken it to using the 135L at f2 at 8-10ft - I take a burst in Servo and hope to get a couple spot-on. Especially when partially face-on to a bird - even with one focus point selected, the focus areas is pretty big and I can never quite be sure what it is going to key on.

So far I have not noticed anything consistent in terms of missing focus when it does happen.

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Expired.
And - I don't want to see deals on this lens - I want to see it priced higher so that I can feel better about the price "I" paid!

I have to say I feel pretty good about paying $1100 for this lens whatever street price it ends up at. But maybe that's just because I have my eye on the alternatives, and this purchase didn't break my wallet anyway. I feel like it is good value. Of course cheaper (for the same thing) is always better......


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I have to say I'm much happier with the bokeh then I thought I'd be with a $1k 600mm lens. This could look really gnarly (and would with a couple of the lenses I own). And yes, there are two twigs in front of the bird - but ti's the best example of a potentially nasty BG I have.


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Jun 15, 2015 21:13 |  #404

05Xrunner wrote in post #17594833 (external link)
oh well. I have had this lens for 2months now and if i waited for a deal I would have missed literally thousands of photos I have already taken with it.
actually just checked lightroom. I am up to 1975 photos already taken with it


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Jun 16, 2015 03:02 |  #405

A quick Lightroom CC Dehaze test - it was released today.

This was shot on a fairly warm hazy day - so atmospherics definitely played a part in this image shot from a distance at 600mm

The original RAW

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Nothing other than +74 dehaze applied
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What I might have done without dehaze
AutoTone + Lens profile + Camera standard + small amount of Clarity and boost in Contrast
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AutoTone + Lens Profile + Camera Standard + Dehaze 40
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This was just a quick test to highlight the impact.

I found it was certainly useful for cutting through the haze in the distance - beyond the castle - that clarity and constrast couldn't do without impacting the whole picture negatively.
Yes, you could have used the adjustment brush to selectively do that.
But the dehaze achieves it with one simple slider

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