Sigma 300mm 2.8

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Sigma 300mm 2.8

Postby big pix on Sun May 25, 2008 10:28 am

Well I finally got a chance to do some quick shots using the above lens. This beast is not what I would call a medium size lens but one that I would use on a mono pod, which I have done with the shots below. This lens is a little front heavy but easy to control with very little practice. I did find that a camera body with the power grip makes for a better balanced combination even when using a mono pod.

These are some quick shots done in one of my favorite locations, Tyrrells Wines in The Hunter Valley....... the images were shot using a D300 in RAW converted to JPG and posted with no sharpening....... I want to see what this lens can give me with different light.......

200 iso 320th @ f2.8
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200 iso 160th @ f5
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200 iso 320th @ f2.8
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200 iso 400th @ f2.8
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Cheers ....bp....
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Re: Sigma 300mm 2.8

Postby sirhc55 on Sun May 25, 2008 11:39 am

Bernie you must be as happy as a p*g in sh*t with this beautiful lens. I look forward to seeing more results but please lay off the local product as this lens is not OS :lol:
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Re: Sigma 300mm 2.8

Postby marcotrov on Sun May 25, 2008 11:54 am

Looks like it will offer great subject separation. Bernie 'please explain' were you not entirely happy with the 120-300 f/2.8? :?
http://www.popphoto.com/cameralenses/4186/telephoto-shootout-sigma-vs-sigma.html
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Re: Sigma 300mm 2.8

Postby big pix on Sun May 25, 2008 4:08 pm

sirhc55 wrote:Bernie you must be as happy as a p*g in sh*t with this beautiful lens. I look forward to seeing more results but please lay off the local product as this lens is not OS :lol:


a little white a little red..... change to a tripod....... more white more red...... get a heavy tripod and something to sit on...... take test shots....... :wink: :lol: :lol:
Cheers ....bp....
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Removing objects that do not belong...
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Re: Sigma 300mm 2.8

Postby big pix on Sun May 25, 2008 4:13 pm

marcotrov wrote:Looks like it will offer great subject separation. Bernie 'please explain' were you not entirely happy with the 120-300 f/2.8? :?
http://www.popphoto.com/cameralenses/4186/telephoto-shootout-sigma-vs-sigma.html
cheers
marco


I have only just picked this lens up and have only had time to do the above test images. The 120-300 2.8 is a fine lens, but not very suitable to my way of shooting so I am testing the prime 2.8 for a comparison of the 2 lens......... will keep you posted when I have had time to do a complete test
Cheers ....bp....
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