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  1. I won't be taking a tripod Ok will do that,...

    I won't be taking a tripod

    Ok will do that, thanks
  2. Wide Angle for Landscapes - Need To Buy Now! :)

    I'm going to Africa in 2 months and after much umm'ing and ahh'ing about whether to just make do with my 18-135 for landscapes, have decided I will seriously regret not getting a proper wide angle to...
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    Im thinking of buying another body so i can have...

    Im thinking of buying another body so i can have 2 lenses ready.. dont really want to be changing lenses in that dust
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    Nice points, thanks. Will certainly take my other...

    Nice points, thanks. Will certainly take my other lenses.

    Rooz dont tempt me with that ebay link LOL
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    Well it seems the best lenses have no VR and the...

    Well it seems the best lenses have no VR and the ones that have VR have many negative points (reading alot about softness in the bigma). Can't win!
    I can see I will end up keeping and taking my...
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    So how do people survive with the 300mm f/4...

    So how do people survive with the 300mm f/4 without VR?
    Would it be pointless to take this to Africa, would I just get a bunch of blurry shots? I imagine i'll have a lot of moving targets and action...
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    You mean the $7000 lens? :eek: Even second hand...

    You mean the $7000 lens? :eek:
    Even second hand would be way above my budget :(

    As for renting - i dont even know any places here that rent. Oh there is one that rents a few Canon lenses but...
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    Well, i'll be using the lens long after my trip....

    Well, i'll be using the lens long after my trip. I photography mainly birds and wildlife at home so it will certainly come in handy for many years to come.

    Thanks for the info about the Nikkor...
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    If Im going to get a 300mm it will have to be...

    If Im going to get a 300mm it will have to be significantly better than what i've already got i.e a prime Nikkor :D

    Definitely need VR, have a hard enough time with this one and its got VR!
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    Yeah i would much prefer to spend in the $1600...

    Yeah i would much prefer to spend in the $1600 mark rather than $2300, but i also dont want to regret my purchase either... :o
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    Which telephoto? $2000 range

    Hi all, been a while since I've been around here :D

    I've still got my D80 and have no plans to upgrade the body.

    I am planning to go to Africa next year on safari. I can't live with taking my...
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    The 50-500mm seems to be getting a good wrap from...

    The 50-500mm seems to be getting a good wrap from customers, I have a lot more research to do though.
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    Yes I'll be getting a tripod too... where is the...

    Yes I'll be getting a tripod too... where is the Sigma section on Flickr? I cant find their forums.
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    What do you think of these telephoto lenses

    Most of my photography work now takes me out into the wilderness where wildlife and birds are my most common subjects, particularly birds at a far off distance. As such I need something that not only...
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    Ok so its 2 different spots. Is there no way the...

    Ok so its 2 different spots. Is there no way the spot I see when framing an image is the same one i see on photos?

    Is taking a photo of the clear blue sky a good way to see any spots? I have a...
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    I dont feel comfortable doing it myself but i...

    I dont feel comfortable doing it myself but i also dont feel comfortable paying someone $100 or whatever it costs for a 5 minute job.

    I dont have a sample pic on me right now, but its definitely...
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    Would dust normally look like just a small speck?

    Would dust normally look like just a small speck?
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    My first sensor spots!!

    I was taking some photos for Ebay products the other day, set against a clean light blue wall and lo and behold, in every single photo in the exact same spot is a big grey-ish mark. Big enough to be...
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    I'd sell them all seperately, besides perhaps one...

    I'd sell them all seperately, besides perhaps one lens with the camera itself.
    I think you're more inclined to get a better price per item if sold seperately as not many people are out looking to...
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    Yeah I figured upping the ISO is what I should...

    Yeah I figured upping the ISO is what I should have done.. have never used auto-iso but will give it a go.

    Guess I am just surprised that I ran out of light being in an outdoor environment in the...
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    I know about all that and looking at the figures...

    I know about all that and looking at the figures now, yes you're right.
    But I generally use aperture priority and the camera usually selects the right shutter speed, looks like something stopped...
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    What went wrong? Blur!

    I had a really bad day last weekend. I was sitting in a National Park eating lunch when along comes a beautiful wallaby. I had my 70-300VR lens on so started snapping away.
    He was close enough that...
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    I only managed that one shot before running away,...

    I only managed that one shot before running away, don't know why I was scared :cool:

    I know a lot about animals but I guess my spider knowledge is lacking, thanks for filling in the gaps. Wonder...
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    It looks like he has no abdomen at all though and...

    It looks like he has no abdomen at all though and that thing attached to the "9th leg" looks like his abdomen.
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    Spider, what the??

    I've never seen anything like this. I dont know if its alive or dead, not game to touch it but what the... looks like its abdomen has become detached and hanging from its leg :eek:
    edit - its not...
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