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  1. #1581
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    Nice shot Geoff.
    In fact awesome job without a maro lens. Hope you're enjoying the 16-85.
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  2. #1582
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Nice shot Geoff.
    In fact awesome job without a maro lens. Hope you're enjoying the 16-85.
    Definately pleased with the 16 - 85 - I was prepared for the one limitation, the lack of Macro, but it goes close enough for a lot of shots - just not macro. I will miss the Sigma 17 - 70 but needs must and I am trying to keep my kit as streamlined as possible. The difference between 17 and 16 at the wide end was noticable - despite some writings I have read saying there is little difference 18 down to 17, or 17 down to 16mm.
    Also the difference between 70 and 85 was just what I needed.
    My no 1 on the macro list is still the Tamron 90mm - but I might try out Kenko close up rings with either the 16 - 85 or the 28 - 200 in the meantime...not sure about that yet.
    thanks again
    Geoff
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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  3. #1583
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    Some more insects from me

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    Gabriel
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    Nikon D600/Olympus OMD EM-5
    Nikon 16-35/4 VR; Nikkor 105/2.8 VR Micro;Nikon 70-200/4 VR II;
    Nikkor AF-S 300/4;Nikkor AF-S 70-300G IF ED VRII;Panasonic 20/1.7; Olympus 60/2.8 Macro

    Nissin Di866; Velbon tripod, Giottos monopod&ballhead
    Personal Blog: http://gabrielcphotos.blogspot.com/
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  4. #1584
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    GabrielC - great close up shots !!
    What lens are you using for these???
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  5. #1585
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    Not a macro...just liked the lighting

    If only could have had the bee spotlighted, but wouldn't cooperate.

    Last edited by tizeye; 07-16-2009 at 07:08 PM.
    Digital: Nikon D40; Nikon D90; Nikon D7000 Nikkor 18-55; Nikkor 55-200VR; Sigma 10-20; Tamron 17-50; SB-600; SB-900; Pocket Wizards
    Film: Canon AE-1; T70; FD 28mm 2.8; FD 50mm 1.8; FD 135mm 3.5
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  6. #1586
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    Thank you, Geoff.
    SIGMA 70-300 DG APO Macro for the first two (300mm FL with minor crop) and Nikon 18-105 VR for the last one - tighter crop.
    Gabriel
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    Nikon D600/Olympus OMD EM-5
    Nikon 16-35/4 VR; Nikkor 105/2.8 VR Micro;Nikon 70-200/4 VR II;
    Nikkor AF-S 300/4;Nikkor AF-S 70-300G IF ED VRII;Panasonic 20/1.7; Olympus 60/2.8 Macro

    Nissin Di866; Velbon tripod, Giottos monopod&ballhead
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  7. #1587
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    Thanks for that Gabriel, I also have the Sigma 70 - 300 APO - maybe I
    will try some more macro/close ups with it - I am hanging on to it for the time
    being - I was going to sell it - but changed my mind.
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  8. #1588
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    I think the average opinion on the Sigma 70-300 macro is not a just one. Probably most of the users didn't try enough to "get along" with it and - given the very low price -preferred to dispose of it and spend a lot more on other lenses.
    I have it for about one month now and I consider it a decent one (at least) if you are stubborn enough to learn how to use it avoiding its drawbacks. I will post next week several photos taken within this month, just to prove my point.
    The major advantage is the possibilty to shot macro/close-up from a very confortable working distance of 0.95-1/5 meters which comes handy for insects and other "shy" subjects. The major problem I had at this stage was to obtain a suitable DOF for the subjects, as at 1-1.5 m working distance the Focal length of 200-300mm gives a very shallow and sometimes restrictive DOF. But I am learning how to deal with this...

    I didn't have the time to use it for birds, although I have couple of sea-gull raw files which look far better than what I could obtain with Nikon 55-200 VR.
    Last edited by GabrielC; 07-17-2009 at 06:54 AM.
    Gabriel
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    Nikon D600/Olympus OMD EM-5
    Nikon 16-35/4 VR; Nikkor 105/2.8 VR Micro;Nikon 70-200/4 VR II;
    Nikkor AF-S 300/4;Nikkor AF-S 70-300G IF ED VRII;Panasonic 20/1.7; Olympus 60/2.8 Macro

    Nissin Di866; Velbon tripod, Giottos monopod&ballhead
    Personal Blog: http://gabrielcphotos.blogspot.com/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielcat/

  9. #1589
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    I will watch out for your close ups/macros taken with the Sigma 70 - 300
    I have used mine a bit - I have had it over 2 years, it takes a bit of adjustment - I was suprised how far back I have to be with close ups ~
    This means the lens is moving all over the place - so higher ISO & Shutter
    speeds are required. Also - it's a bit fiddly at times - getting it in and out of Macro - all added up I haven't used it much as I got frustrated with it and
    found it awkward in use - maybe I need to try a bit more...
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

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    A Painted Lady and Gulf Fritillary from a local butterfly release event today.
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