Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Fri 8/May/09 1:39pm

Bigfoot wrote:Anyone know about Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM?


its a lens made by sigma :)

if you are looking at one make sure you buy from someone who will let you return it
in the event that its not working right be wary of front and rear focus problems
(i have a 120-300mm2.8 that front focuses about 75mm in front of where im focusing)
and read as many reviews as poss
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/show ... roduct=358
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Sat 9/May/09 10:26pm

got bored went for wonder up porter pass
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view from mount lydon
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Bigfoot on Sun 10/May/09 5:41am

nice
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Re: Your Photography

Postby WH on Sun 10/May/09 10:03am

Very nice - what was the exposure time for that?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShortStuff on Sun 10/May/09 10:42am

Very nice shot woodsy.
Any aucklanders entering this?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Sun 10/May/09 1:21pm

WH wrote:Very nice - what was the exposure time for that?


96 seconds @ f7.1 and 114seconds @ f8 for this one

took a pano but cant quite get it right
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mt lydon  1lake lydon pano_.jpg
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Bigfoot on Sun 10/May/09 1:46pm

:)

It's spring!

Image
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Re: Your Photography

Postby free_rider21 on Thu 14/May/09 12:18pm

Thinking of getting a telephoto lens.
Dont really want to spend a lot at all due to the fact that I probably wont use it much at all.
Was just going to get a 75-300 mm or 55 - 200mm cheapie, but the other day read an article in the press about using old m42 lenses with canon bodies, although you lose af/metering etc the quality to cost seems very good. Anyone know any more about this?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 14/May/09 1:45pm

Many people get rid of their used 70-200 f/4L lenses... I love mine if you can find one :)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Thu 14/May/09 2:45pm

free_rider21 wrote:Thinking of getting a telephoto lens.
Dont really want to spend a lot at all due to the fact that I probably wont use it much at all.
Was just going to get a 75-300 mm or 55 - 200mm cheapie, but the other day read an article in the press about using old m42 lenses with canon bodies, although you lose af/metering etc the quality to cost seems very good. Anyone know any more about this?


i run a tamron sp 500mm mirror on my 1d and dont lose metering as it full maunal and fixed arp also set cam to av or m
its a pentax k mount to canon payed less than $180 for set up
contrasty cat 500mm.jpg
500mm mirror lens
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Re: Your Photography

Postby free_rider21 on Thu 14/May/09 3:18pm

Yeah I definitely don't have the budget for the 70-200 and espically as I don't see my self using a telephoto that much.
Think I might go down the line of getting a m42 lens rather than buying a crappy 75-300/55-200/80-200.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Sat 16/May/09 5:57pm

more samples from 500mm ignore the high noise and slightly blurry
not bad for a $145 doller lens
(range between 1/80th to 1/200th f8 at 1200 and 3200 iso which is realy no good for hand held 500mm lens) )
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I6669765500mm.jpg
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShortStuff on Mon 18/May/09 4:43pm

Where did you get a 500mm for $145?!?!

Some recent shots
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Re: Your Photography

Postby thelongwalk on Mon 18/May/09 6:02pm

very nice shots shortstuff
I can only reply with pohutukawa fronds collected in scrapes on a driveway
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Re: Your Photography

Postby shmoodiver on Mon 18/May/09 6:04pm

ShortStuff wrote:Where did you get a 500mm for $145?!?!

Some recent shots


blue meanie!
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