TC's on Sigma 120-400?

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Re: TC's on Sigma 120-400?
In reply to MeanGene2, Nov 11, 2012

MeanGene2 wrote:

Sorry for taking so long with the reply.

I usually shoot at f/8 or f/11, mostly because the subject is wildlife more often than not.

I have also used this lens quite a lot shooting from a portable blind to get shots of songbirds. It's ideal for getting close ups of small birds.

I use a Slik U212 Tripod which is on the heavy side for hiking, but very stable.

I understand about trying new things, you're almost as old as I am, and chances to push limits are always a good thing in my view.

Hi MeanGene2. Appreciate your reply. I have settled on, but not yet bought a tripod. Manfrotto 055CXPRO3, I want to try make sure I don't have to buy another after 4 cheapo's left me frustrated with lens droop. Handheld without anything to lean against is still a little blurry at 3-400mm @ 100 & f/5.6 but gets better @ 160ss. Should be much better with tripod + good ballhead. I really like the lens & have no regrets buying it. Thank's again & have a great weekend.

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