A new lens for me. Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS..

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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee
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A new lens for me. Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS..

Had a bit of spare cash. Got this cheap, half the price of the Canon 70-200 ii. I already have a Canon 70-300L but I prefer the OOF look of a 200 or 300 f2.8. I have a Sigma 120-300 but that's for sports. The new lens is half the weight and shorter. Had to dial in +7 both on 1Dsiii and 1Div. These shots are on 1Dsiii.

How good is the lens? I imagine that the corresponding Canon is even sharper and the AF possibly a little bit quicker, but I don't judge photos by sharpness alone. I find the photos from my 70-300L to be TOO sharp for me..

Two famous former Gaelic footballers, neighbours of mine

Myself photographed by my wife. This is a tribute to multipoint AF and the OS, as my wife is the world's worst and least-interested photographer.

Local bike mechanic

Crop of heron flying though trees

Same chap..

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