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I've just been forced to buy a new lens

I've just been forced to buy a new lens

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Cock Womble 7

Original Poster:

29,908 posts

132 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Well, not "forced" as such, but the local camera shop that stands between me and the Sainsbury's Local had a Sigma 50-500mm in the window.

It had to be done.

50mm:



500mm:



I very much like this lens.

y2blade

55,874 posts

117 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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You need to clean it.

Cock Womble 7

Original Poster:

29,908 posts

132 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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It was second hand.

Pixel Pusher

9,536 posts

61 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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'Fess up CW.


markmullen

15,613 posts

136 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Good choice of demo subject hehe
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Cock Womble 7

Original Poster:

29,908 posts

132 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Not me guv.

DIW35

3,542 posts

102 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Were you shooting through a window 'cos that looks quite soft at 500mm?

Super Slo Mo

4,283 posts

100 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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The hedge is reasonably sharp though.

Changedmyname

12,364 posts

83 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Pretty girl in brown.

C2james

4,625 posts

67 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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PH perving matters. hehe

Blukoo

3,786 posts

99 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I've got to say I think it would be dangerous to have a camera shop between my house and my local shop lol.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

157 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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CW7 as seen earlier...


RobDickinson

17,841 posts

156 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Sigma, focusing on hedges since ages ago.

flat-planedCrank

3,697 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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RobDickinson said:
Sigma, focusing on hedges since ages ago.
Harsh ^ hehe


Though does make me wonder what the H in 'HSM' focusing means wink

Kermit power

18,494 posts

115 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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flat-planedCrank said:
Harsh ^ hehe


Though does make me wonder what the H in 'HSM' focusing means wink
"Hereabouts".

jimmy156

2,777 posts

89 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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hey they are not that bad hehe

AFMA helps though wink

Blukoo

3,786 posts

99 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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jimmy156 said:
AFMA helps though wink
A face mask always helps though?

markmullen

15,613 posts

136 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Come on chaps, let's not spoil his fun, he's got a new lens and will be happy to be out playing with it.

Looking at the exif it was 1/320th which at 500mm on a crop sensor handheld is a little ambitious, plus we don't know where then focus point was. ALso it was shot wide open and as we all know most lenses aren't the sharpest when wide open.

y2blade

55,874 posts

117 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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markmullen said:
Come on chaps, let's not spoil his fun, he's got a new lens and will be happy to be out playing with it.

Looking at the exif it was 1/320th which at 500mm on a crop sensor handheld is a little ambitious, plus we don't know where then focus point was. ALso it was shot wide open and as we all know most lenses aren't the sharpest when wide open.
Where do you "think" he'd have had the focus point? rolleyes

wink

To be fair at 1/320th he'd have got the blur from the shaking of his other hand.


markmullen

15,613 posts

136 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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y2blade said:
Where do you "think" he'd have had the focus point? rolleyes

wink
I don't know how experienced a photographer he is and whether he knows how to select a focus point or whether he just let the camera choose.

y2blade said:
To be fair at 1/320th he'd have got the blur from the shaking of his other hand.
hehe