Ferpect

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Joined on Dec 1, 2010

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On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)
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Zol Straub: Congratulations on your win, well done.

Thank you!!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: Thanks for the great shot! I thought that the Mill had all been closed off to the public.

There is a cliff overlooking the mill which is where the pano shots of the mill are taken and that area is now closed off to the public by the owner due to liability fears. I am literally standing at the fence taking this shot.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)
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ms18: Great shot!! Please be kind enough to downsize next time. :)

Thanks, will do.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)
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barb_s: Glad to see this won - it was in 1st place all week as voting ensued. The detail is wonderful - and the place is magical. Congratulations on winning the Challenge.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)
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JFrB: I've seen images of this mill many times while in Colo, but mainly just the cabin, ladder and adjacent rocks, never the entire scene, thanks. I started driving there in a new first year Toyota RAV 4 (rental car). Not knowing the car and reports i heard of the "road" i declined, one of my wiser moves. But regretted not getting my shots..

Thanks, there is a tour company who offers jeep trips to the mill. The road truly is scary it is a bone-jarring drive indeed.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:37 UTC
On photo the bride in the The Brenizer Method challenge (2 comments in total)
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CG33: The only one using the Brenizer method so far. Nice shot.

thank you CG33

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
On article Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts (169 comments in total)
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Tony Beach: I was floored by the price of the latest version of the Sigma 105/2.8 macro; I bought the older version last year for half as much and I'm very happy with it. Even though my A850 has image stabilization built in, I almost never use it, so I cannot imagine that added feature or any of the others justifying a $480 premium.

BTW, the old version is very good, and CA (presumably improved on the newer version) has not been a problem. My one peeve with the Sigma 105 has been its bokeh, which is not great, I'm not sure if that's improved with the newer version, but it's still a hard sell and the weight undermines one of the reasons I have made the switch to primes and bought the Sigma 105/2.8 in the first place.

Overall, I think the cons of this newer lens heavily outweigh its pros. I think DPR should have recommended the 90mm Tamron instead of this overpriced behemoth. Heck, for a little more weight and substantially less cash you could get the Tamron 180/3.5 macro.

I just saw a revew of thens and on picture quality and distortion the Sigma performed better than nikkor 105mm f2.8
Usually I am skeptical of third party lensesbut from what I saw this is one of those rare brilliant lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 20:44 UTC
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