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jjb
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« on: January 13, 2009, 10:18:58 pm »

Hi i have recently added a new lens to my nikon d80 it is a sigma 70-300 mm i took some pics today to try it out what do you think?
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taken at 300mm





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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 12:28:31 am »

I love reading up on and talking about   lenses and here's a review on this one - it's rated very well and there are shots taken at various focal lengths and setting,you should find it interesting.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-70-300mm-F4-56-APO-DG-Macro


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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 01:44:01 am »

The images look great to me Johnathan. You can really draw in tight on the wildlife. And the distant sunset and moon shots you'll get will be incredible. I'm still trying to pull the trigger on buying the Canon 50-250 IS for my camera, this might just push me over the edge.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 09:33:40 am »

Looks like a goodun Jonathan, enjoy using it. Richard, for the money the 55-250 is a cracking little lens.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 03:45:56 pm »

Hey John Great shots. let me know what you think of this lens - cause at the end of the month I might buy that same one
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 04:10:46 pm »

Nice job on getting the new 70-300mm lens Jonathan. Everything looks great. I like the way you shot the same scene at several different focal lengths which is very helpful. Nice bird shots!!. Good luck with the new lens.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 10:27:49 pm »

Thanks for the replies folks i have yet to try it out on anything astronomy related so far iam well pleased with it.

Tyler i would recommend this lens especially the price which i got in jessops winter sale for 97-00.

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