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Thread: Got a new lens!

  1. #1
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    Got a new lens!

    So I went ahead and bought the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 lens and it came in the mail today. This thing is awesome! Its SUPER SUPER QUITE and focus is REALLY fast and accurate. I dont have any photos using this lens yet but my wife and I are going to the Central Florida Zoo tomorrow to test the lens out.



    I also bought the Black Rapid RS-7 shoulder strap because of the good things Peekayoh said about it. That thing is pretty cool to.

    And a case that holds 3 filters up to 77mm in size

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    Congrats on the new lens!!

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Thanks!!!!

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    I'm jealous. let me know how it works. I would love a 2.8 zoom lens. One day.... Maybe...
    Joe Holmes
    Sony α550
    Sony HVL-F42AM Flash
    Sony DT18-55 F3.5-5.6 (Kit Lens)
    Minolta Maxxum 50 1:1.7(22) Prime
    Minolta 35-70 F4 (Mini Beercan)
    Minolta 70-210 F4 (Beercan)
    Minolta 28-135 F4-4.5 (This beast is pretty heavy)
    Minolta Maxxum 100-200 F4.5
    Quantaray D28-90 1:3.5-5.6 Ver 5
    Tamron DiII 55-200 1:4.5-6

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    This is definitely a step to improved photography. Enjoy the learning curve.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    took thousands of basketball pics with mine...

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    Cool. Hope you are building up your arm strength. I would love the constant f2.8, but even the 2.2 lbs of my Olympus 50-200 f2.8-3.5 is close to my carry all day limit. Enjoy it at Gatorland.

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    I love mine and use it all the time, it's a very sharp lens which is great for my motorsport (or sport in general) shots, here's two shots I've taken with it.

    This one I orginally posted in the photo thread



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    Monopod is your friend!

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    Monopod is your friend!
    +1
    Black Rapid also sell a modified fastener to make it easier to use a Manfrotto Monopod.
    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    Cool. Hope you are building up your arm strength. I would love the constant f2.8, but even the 2.2 lbs of my Olympus 50-200 f2.8-3.5 is close to my carry all day limit......
    Which is why the Black Rapid is a good purchase although pricey.
    The COG of the camera/lens is down by your hip and your hand on the grip just steadies it and keeps it away from pedestrians and obstacles. All the weight is transmitted almost vertically and comfortably down through the spine. When you need the camera, the strap runs easily through the carabiner as you lift it to eye level.

    There are other alternatives; Sun Sniper make an unashamed copy which they claim to be improved and C-loop will convert an existing strap.

    Switch, congrats on both your purchases, I look forward to seeing pictures and especially how you get on with the BR strap, seeing as you bought on my recommendation.

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