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Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX HSM -Sigmonster-

 
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Nov 04, 2009 03:05 as a reply to  @ post 8951634 |  #76

Paulius,

Glad you like them! I think the combination of shallow depth of field (these were shot almost wide open at f/6.3) & long focal length is giving the '3D' effect as only the subject is in focus & the background is thrown out of focus. The Cat Bird was shot at 356mm (570mm, 35mm equiv) & the Robin at 800mm (1280mm, 35mm equiv). You can use the 'Gaussian Blur' filter along with the History Brush, to selectively blur backgrounds, in Photoshop to 'fake' this effect on your images (not used here!).

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Nov 04, 2009 03:49 |  #77

^thanks! Will try that later today :)


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Nov 13, 2009 10:56 |  #78

This thread is starting to get as massive as the Sigmonster demands! :)

Here's a couple more from my most recent outing to Blue House Farm, an Essex Wildlife Trust farm/reserve.

Both taken with my 7D

Not 100% on ID's but pretty sure the one sat on the wire is a Meadow Pipit (800mm, ISO 800, Tv 1/250, f8.0) and the other may be a Reed Bunting (800mm, ISO 800, Tv 1/320, F8.0)


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Nov 13, 2009 11:27 |  #79

I'm beginning to think taht this lens might be sharper or at least as sharp as primes...


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Nov 20, 2009 03:34 |  #80

more stunning shots guys, well done. I'm leaving very shortly with the 300-800 to go to Donna Nook Nature Reserve, hopefully get some nice shots in our predicted nasty weather.

I'll post here if the shorts are comparable to the quality you guys are kicking out :) wish me luck!


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Nov 20, 2009 03:39 |  #81

Hey,
This is a lens I will never own and I am not into Nature Photography - but still thought it good to leave a comment and say wow - wonderful shots. Very impressive work! Best wishes.

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Nov 20, 2009 03:42 |  #82

Newcastle Photographer wrote in post #9048888 (external link)
Hey,
This is a lens I will never own and I am not into Nature Photography - but still thought it good to leave a comment and say wow - wonderful shots. Very impressive work! Best wishes.

Paul.

you might never own it fella, but you can still rent it like I have. I'm going to 2 nature reserves and hoping for a clear night on the 25/26th for some lunar shots. Just wanted to give it a try. :D


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Nov 20, 2009 04:09 |  #83

Cheers Adam. Now thats an idea - think its pretty safe to assume that I would have bag loads of fun with it. Hope you enjoy! :-)


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Jan 10, 2010 05:40 |  #84

Not posted here for a while so here's a few from December.


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Jan 10, 2010 05:42 |  #85

And here's a couple from a few days ago when out and about in the snow.


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Jan 10, 2010 05:51 |  #86

And one from the autumn. Just to show that with a decent support and a cooperative subject you can use slow shutter speeds.

This one was shot at 1/30 at 800mm in early morning light.


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Feb 04, 2010 11:17 |  #87

I found a Sigmonster through Craigslist. When it arrived, I was shocked at the size. But I quickly got over it and find that I really like this lens. The ability to zoom across that vast range has it's merits. Then to find that the resolution, contrast, and clarity are outstanding (as good as any Canon L super-tele) I'm blow away.

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Feb 04, 2010 12:14 |  #88

Congrats on an amazing purchase :D
Lovely ducks!


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Feb 13, 2010 08:00 |  #89

Welcome to the club. Looking forward to seeing more of your shots.


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Apr 05, 2010 12:05 |  #90

I caught a break in the dismal Easter weekend weather long enough to photograph this local resident. 1Dmk2, 648mm, ISO 400, 1/125s, f/7.1.


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