SanMat

SanMat

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  • Replied in Pete...
    Sounds like you have most, if not all, bases covered. One of the other reasons for going with Canon (or Nikon) on the long end is to have access to the new Sigma 150-600 Sport (though the ...
  • Good catch.  I'm intrigued with that lens.  May be my next hummingbird-shooter if I purchase the K3 II.  Looking forward to seeing more results from that one. Admittedly I'm also looking at the new ...
  • Hi Ron, Much cleaner than I would have thought.  I had pretty good luck when putting various TCs on my 50-135.  The Pentax 1.7 AFA probably gave the best results, if my memory serves me.  I also ...
  • Solarider - thanks for posting the article.  An interesting read. It is a bit difficult to figure out exactly what he is saying, though I think it becomes clearer if it's read as an assessment of ...
  • The only issue I can think of to check is on the K3 - make sure all the contacts on the camera are wiped very clean, using an appropriate cleaner.  I had that issue with a few lenses but once I ...
  • Some great clarity and sharpness Ron. My favorites are numbers 5, 7, 8 and 9. You wouldn't know you were using a TC. Pete
  • Replied in Wedding 16-85
    Excellent clarity on those close-ups Dean.  That lens seems to have a focal range just about perfect for weddings.  Is this your daughter?  If so - congrats.  Well, congrats regardless. Pete
  • A bit surprised by the clarity actually, considering the extra pieces of glass.  I used catch-in-focus quite a bit with my K5 / DA* 300 combo for hummingbird shots, as well as when using the ...
  • Great sharp detail in the face on #3 Ron.  I like the others but #3 is pretty killer. Pete
  • Beauties Ron. I might crop a little more off the bottom, but otherwise wouldn't change much. Pete
  • Those are nice colors.  A bit more pink than the finches here.  Not sure if that's a real difference or I'm imaging things. Pretty clean images considering the use of the TC.  From what I've seen, ...
  • I would reiterate what others have said - what you describe is pretty normal.  My DA 300 had a little extra play on each end of the focus ring.  As for the aperture blades - regardless of what ...
  • Both quite nice Ron. pete
  • I like the expression you captured.  I would remove some of the unnecessary room at the top of the photo, to get more emphasis on his face. Pete
  • Hi Dean, Really like the composition, and it's a very sharp image.  On my monitor just seems a bit bright.  May want to bring the highlights down a bit and / or increase the blacks.  Not sure what ...
  • Sharp as a tack.  Well done.  If it's possible to add some room above the bird's head that would be good.  Not sure how cropped this is. The detail on the bird is very sharp and clear. Pete
  • Hi Dean, Wouldn't the full frame have less pixel density (allowing more light in per pixel, and in that way enhancing image quality)?  On the Nikon side, I have both the D300s and D700.  Admittedly ...
  • Replied in Leopard
    Well done Arijit. That's a pretty stunning animal.  I think you captured just the right expression in #2.  He knows you're there, is not making any move (yet), but he's made sure you know he's ...
  • Yes - I have to admit it really does sound like they're laughing or taunting in some way.
  • Well done - those kingfishers can be a real pain to photograph.  Very skittish.  I've had some success, but not much. Pete
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