New lens, new shots.

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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I just got a Sigma 70-300 APO Macro Super II. Here's one of my first shots. Not exactly super sharp, but it's so hard to get a sharp shot at 300mm while panning like mad trying to catch a seagull in flight. It was even luck to get it in the frame :p I manually focused this while panning. I decided to do the soft focus in PS since the photo wasn't tack sharp to begin with. Whatcha think?

    I love the lens. I'll be out tomorrow shooting all day with it I suspect :p

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    And one more, this one's a bit sharper, thankfully.

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  2. Harpper

    Harpper TPF Noob!

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    Great shots Matt. 70-300mm is also the range I want to get. My 28-200mm is just a bit too shot on the telephoto side. It's good that you are testing out the lense for me. :wink:

    Your first shot is my favorite of the two. The softness works well for this shot and I think sharpening it would lose its style. The glow below the bird also adds a nice effect. You mind if I borrow your lense? I'm make sure to return in 3 years. :D
     
  3. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Harpper :) This is a great lens. I can't let you borrow it, but I can link you to the website where I bought it for only $177!!! :p

    http://www.deltainternational.com/store/Item_SGL70-300SC.htm

    It also has a macro switch for close focusing and you can get half lifesize magnification. It's great for photographing butterflies and other skittish things because you can stand 3 feet away and fill the frame.

    This lens is highly recommended for that price :)
     
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    ok you have sealed the case shut
    i'm getting that lens when i get my rebel
    thanks and beautiful shots
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    i was looking for a lens in that range and since im unemployed thta 177 price tag looks pretty good and your pics are nice..... thanks for psoting i was kinda warey getting a cheaper lens... oooh ooh and its 58mm so my close up set will owrk on it ohh ohh
     
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    Great shots! I really love the softness of that first one and such nice colors too. :) Great work!
     
  8. Digital Matt

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    Thanks guys :) I'm enjoying this lens quite a bit.
     

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