me & my 800

Discussion in 'Birds' started by phillip 200, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Hi a few from the last couple of weeks hope you enjoy looking at them.

    Phillip.

    all with d2x sigma 800 f5.6 hsm.
    slavonian-grebe-d2x
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    slavonian-grebe-d2x
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    red-throated-diver-d2x
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    red-throated-diver-d2x
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    common-gull-d2x
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    :smile:
     
  2. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    really nice Phillip
    enjoyed them all, color, sharpness and up close !
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent shots as usual Phillip. The Slavonian-grebe is really cool looking with the red eye and marking.

    I have a question. How would you compare the sharpness of the 800 5.6 with the 300-800?

    Thanks,
     

  4. Hi Frank the 300-800 appears to be sharper wide open but I think this is mainly due to it having more contrast by f8 they are almost identical, the advantage of the 800 prime is it is lighter (nearly 2 kg) and has a three position focus limiter switch which the 300-800 does not have, I do have two quite good friends with the 300-800 in nikon fit so I have had plenty of chance to compare. A friend I know is a professional photographer actually sold his nikkor 800mm AIS for the 300-800 after trying one he couldn't believe how good it was wide open.

    Phillip.

    Ps I believe they have just introduced a new 800mm with the DG coatings I have heard this is the one to get as it is sharper lighter fast focusing than the 300-800 and the old 800 HSM.:smile:
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks Phillip. I want a long lens and saw a link to the 300-800 posted by another Cafe member at a very reasonable price, so I was wondering. Your 800 5.6 shots are so sharp that I would not be afraid to get the 300-800 if it has the same performance. :wink: