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  1. #1931
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    Congrats on the new lens, Dennis. That one is on my short list Enjoy, can't wait for more shots.
    Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Tokina 12-24
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  2. #1932
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    They definitely look very well. What was the approximative distance to the targets?
    I am also planning to get a 70-300 this summer so any input will be useful. Not to
    mention that looking to your gear, there are at least 3-4 items which are on my
    present wish list also...
    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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  3. #1933
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    Thanks Geoff, Tori, and Gabriel

    The approximate distance between me and the target was about 5 meters for the first shot and I think between 15 and 30 meters for the second (I had to crop that one a bit). In the last picture, the bird was very close, 3 meters away at the most. That picture required some sharpening, because the bird was moving rapidly and my ISO was too low. It's still not really sharp, but viewed small it's alright.

    I really like the 70-300 so far. The autofocus is brilliant. So much faster than the Sigma 70-300, and much more accurate (it doesn't hunt for focus either).
    The VR is also very nice, though the benefit is not as large ass I had expected. At 300mm I don't have the 4 stop benefit that is advertised, but just about three stops.

    The lens is very sharp, even at 300mm, which is supposed to be it's weakest point. The bokeh is nice, about the same as the Sigma which I had before.

    Here are two more pictures:

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    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

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  4. #1934
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    I have the Sigma 70 - 300 APO - it is last on my list to replace as I don't use it often - this puts the Nikon as a definate item to put on the horzon
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
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    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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  5. #1935
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    Awesome photos!
    With love,

    NIKON D80 | 50mm f/1.8 | 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G

  6. #1936
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    Thumbs up Been having some fun with "remote photography" ... it can be for the birds

    When you just cannot be behind the viewfinder, because your subject(s) are a bit leery of your presence ... not being there could be the next best thing.

    Here are a couple of Cardinals that I was able to get with the "remote control" program provided for the SONY α700 DSLR.

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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    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.

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  7. #1937
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    A pair of buzzards that flew over my house a couple of weeks ago.



    Canon EOS 50D with EF-S 17-85mm and EF 70-300mm... for now

  8. #1938
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    A couple more of seagulls photos...

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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
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  9. #1939
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    Kelaynak Kuşu - Geronticus eremita


  10. #1940
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    I was going to wildlife thread this one but then I saw the bird thread instead. A bit of real wildlife.
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