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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Guelph, Ontario
    Sean i somewhat agree with Rooz.
    i played around with the Tammy 70-200mm and the Sigma 70-200 HSM and the Tammy was pretty slow compared to the Sigma. pretty sure the Sony SSM will be much faster.
    as for the body choice, i really can't comment since i'm not in your situation and not much of a sports fan. the a700 has awesome AF speeds so it has that going for it.
    Canon EOS 7D


  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    I agree, shooting challenging stuff is an exercise in frustration. Don did a lot to point this out to me early on. I was so stuck on capturing indoor candids that I missed a lot of great shots. Don't give up on the tough stuff, but it helps to get out and do something more fun once in a while. My trip to DC was a lot of fun, and really helped me get back into the swing of things.

    Go shoot some trees or flowers or posed portraits or buildings. At 9am or at 6pm. Have fun with it. And the harsh piece of advice I can give you is to edit more. It is one of the hard truths of photography. I shoot less shots now, but try to focus on them more, and then I still only keep a very small number.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ohio, USA.
    Catching up here guys, been out of town alot, and very busy with out internet access when away ARGHH!! anyway I value all the advice, And Rooz I like the way you think and speak your mind, thank you! Still frustrated, but going to try and have fun, Hope to take some long weekends late summer and into fall, and maybe try to turn them into 'field' schools for photography.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6

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