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First bird pics with Sigma 300-800 DG

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First bird pics with Sigma 300-800 DG
Apr 9, 2005

Just got back from trying out the Sigma 300-800 DG in Candaba Swamp, my favorite wetlands.

I'm just starting to ascend a steep learning curve in trying to handle an 800 mm lens without IS. All pics were taken with the 300D, supported with a Manfrotto 3421 gimbal head and 75B tripod, and using jpeg large fine at parameter -1/0/+1/0.

Clamorous Reed-Warbler, 687 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/200 sec

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Plain Bush-Hen, 687 mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/400 sec

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Clamorous Reed-Warbler, 800 mm, wide open, ISO 400, 1/1000 sec

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When I get better acquainted with the monster, I hope it can get better pics.


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