Heron

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  1. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Hi.

    First two heron shots taken with my new sigma 50-500. I love this lens. C&C welcome.

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  2. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Good poses of the heron.

    Brightness seems a bit high.

    Is that bokeh normal for this lens ?
     
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    Reminds me of a filter affect. Pics are a bit overexposed.
     
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    Good effort but I also think its a bit overexposed and the bokeh doesnt look right to me either.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I guess you are right about the exposure. I just checked those photos at work and they are bit overexposed - I have to calibrate my LCD at home.

    Both those photos were taken at 500mm - 6.3, so I think the bokeh is normal for this lens - no post processing.

    Thanks.
     
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    did you have a filter on the lens (UV or any other type of filter) as those tend to mess with the bokeh...
     
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    any noise reduction?
     
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    Keep working with it for it only gets better. I bought the 100 - 400 so it was easier to hike with and am loving it also.
     
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    Yes, I had a UV filter when I took those shots, and no noise reduction.
     
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    I would remove the UV filter and try and see if your bokeh improves.... I would imagine it would.

    Some people (not all) have the belief of why spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to get exceptional glass only to put a plastic or cheap glass piece in front of it?? If you going to use a UV filter or any other filter its best to get the really good quality ones.

    I never use any filters on my lens, but its personal choice.
     
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    I use UV filters on all my lenses, just for protection, really... both of the ones I have don't hurt image quality at all... and I didn't pay much for them.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I do use UV filters on more expensive lenses just to protect them, but I would give it a try to see how it works without it.
     

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