First shots with Sigma 300/2.8

Discussion in 'Birds' started by helmet155, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Got this lens used, tested it a little today after my motocross race...

    Handheld, at f2.8...maybe need to stop down a few to get the image sharper...

    I'm awful at post processing so this is right out of the camera except for a slight contrast bump.

    I want my images to snap so I need your criticism, handholding isn't the best for that I know...hopefully heading to Bolsa Chica tomorrow with the tripod and will post more

    Please critique...

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  2. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Jeez Brett, if these are your crappy f2.8 hand help shots, I can't wait to see your good ones. These are great!! You must be thrilled with the new (to you) lens, and you should be. Excellent results. :biggrin:
     
  3. Frank is right Brett... these are fantastic first shots. Once you get to learn and feel the lens better in your hands, you'll be surprised every time you use it! :wink:
    Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Congrats Brett.
    they look good, yes tripod will help
    otherwise your off to a great start and you nailed a Raptor

    good luck at Bolsa today :smile:
     
  5. Great "test" shots! :smile:
     
  6. jjdesanto1

    jjdesanto1

    May 1, 2005
    Warwick, N.Y.
    John DeSanto
    I agree with Frank

    Handheld? First time out?

    Awesome!
     
  7. Thanks everyone for the compliments, I think everyone is critical of their work and it is nice to hear the kind words.

    This forum has so many great wildlife shooters and I aspire to be one of them.

    I've been watching a few of the red tails around here...there are at least two of them and about 5 Kestrels...What was most frustrating was the pics of the Kestrels - fuzzyville.

    Ben I have Monday and Tuesday off if you want to meet up somewhere?
     
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