03-23-2009, 08:20 AM
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
03-23-2009, 09:57 AM
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...
03-23-2009, 11:00 AM
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:
// 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
My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl
03-23-2009, 03:34 PM
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,
Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25
03-23-2009, 03:36 PM
NIKON D80 | 50mm f/1.8 | 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G
03-24-2009, 12:29 AM
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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03-30-2009, 11:50 AM
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
03-31-2009, 08:48 AM
A couple more of seagulls photos...
04-12-2009, 02:37 AM
Kelaynak Kuşu - Geronticus eremita
04-19-2009, 12:18 AM
I was going to wildlife thread this one but then I saw the bird thread instead. A bit of real wildlife.
D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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