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May 31, 2011 10:05 |  #3586
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Beach Camera has a 2% rebate, via Mr. Rebate. I know it's not alot, but...

I did not realize you were in NY, but was hoping you'd check out Mr. Rebate to see the listed companies.


Thanks. Well, looks like the lens arrives tomorrow. I didn't know Fedex works on Memorial Day. I think the email was sent out because a shipping tracking info was entered into their system but the item won't get picked until today.


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May 31, 2011 11:53 |  #3587

@Foil: Magnificent series! Thanks for posting/sharing! :)


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May 31, 2011 15:32 |  #3588

jwcdds wrote in post #12509667 (external link)
@Foil: Magnificent series! Thanks for posting/sharing! :)

Agreed, very nice work it really shows that this lens is more than capable when you have the reach for sports action..


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May 31, 2011 16:09 |  #3589

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Oustanding James! How far away were you?

Thanks for the comments all ;) And kudos to Rich S - love your photos. Mine was somewhat easier given that it was stationery at the time! Hoping as well to get a 1.4III or 2.0III converter sometime to try.

I was just a few metres away for this shot, taken at 200mm with a Canon 7D body.
EXIF data: 1/250 sec, f6.3, ISO 100. Note I do use a UV filter as well.

It was a bright sunny day so that helped enormously - no shortage of light for once!

This is a 100% crop. I admit that I have a terrible habit of pixel peeping and rejecting too many photos that look fine on a screen, but seem out of focus at 100%. So when I started pixel peeping with this glass, I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. I love it!

For this shot, I have used LR3 to reduce the background noise a little which works well I think.

That's it ... I spent a long time deciding whether to invest in this glass or not, and all I can say to others in the same position, if you like the photos in this thread, make the investment. It's superb.

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May 31, 2011 18:24 |  #3590

Foil, loved those action shots.
Rich S, great capture of an extremely tough subject.

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May 31, 2011 20:05 as a reply to  @ alfredomora's post |  #3591

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May 31, 2011 21:27 as a reply to  @ KayakPhotos's post |  #3592

This page is loaded with great shots!!


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Got my big, fat, expensive lens here about 2 hours ago. What a big box it comes in. Wish Canon would use a hard shell case instead. Is heavy too. After shooting the Sigma for a while, I kind of like the Sigma design with the zoom ring at the front. You can hold and support the lens while zooming it. With the Canon, I have to rotate the tripod ring in order for me to zoom and hold the lens. Even then, the lens is still front heavy. The IS is very quiet....I didn't even know it is on at all. Here is an initial test shots with a worthy subject. So far, the focusing is spot on.

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Jun 01, 2011 19:04 |  #3594

That's why I remove the ring when I know it's not going to be going on a tripod, which is almost never.


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Jun 01, 2011 20:44 |  #3595

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That's why I remove the ring when I know it's not going to be going on a tripod, which is almost never.

I actually like using the tripod foot for using it in portrait mode. :)




  
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Jun 01, 2011 20:44 |  #3596

TooManyShots wrote in post #12517551 (external link)
Got my big, fat, expensive lens here about 2 hours ago. What a big box it comes in. Wish Canon would use a hard shell case instead. Is heavy too. After shooting the Sigma for a while, I kind of like the Sigma design with the zoom ring at the front. You can hold and support the lens while zooming it. With the Canon, I have to rotate the tripod ring in order for me to zoom and hold the lens. Even then, the lens is still front heavy. The IS is very quiet....I didn't even know it is on at all. Here is an initial test shots with a worthy subject. So far, the focusing is spot on.

f2.8.

So is she a keeper? :)




  
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Jun 01, 2011 20:56 |  #3597
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jdizzle wrote in post #12519081 (external link)
So is she a keeper? :)

I believe so....:) I will test this lens in a bike race tomorrow evening. Before that, maybe heading out to the park. Is ridiculously sharp. When you look at the 100% crop, the shot looks so clean. I shot at my neighbor's front door right across the street at wide open. At 100% crop, I can read out the sticker of their security company.


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Jun 01, 2011 21:36 |  #3598

jdizzle wrote in post #12519077 (external link)
I actually like using the tripod foot for using it in portrait mode. :)

That's what I've been doing and I've grown to like using the lens that way as well.


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Jun 01, 2011 22:25 |  #3599

jdizzle wrote in post #12519077 (external link)
I actually like using the tripod foot for using it in portrait mode. :)

When I use it, I turn the ring around on the lens, until I need to mount it. Pretty easy, gets it out of my way.


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Jun 01, 2011 22:27 |  #3600

Chelsey Somohano wrote in post #12519768 (external link)
When I use it, I turn the ring around on the lens, until I need to mount it. Pretty easy, gets it out of my way.

That works too! :)




  
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