E-300 and Sigma 55-200 @ the Zoo...


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bariq

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Tiger splash in the water is a cool moment :thumbsup: Use the sigma at around 180mm or 170mm (f stop one step above 5.6) and u get more sharper pics than at 200mm tats what i observed. Nice pics, hope u are having fun with the sigma lens... expecting to see more pics ...

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Like to add some captions to your pics if i may...

Parrot Pic (1st pic)
Pss buddy... wanna buy a copy watch?

'Prarie" Dog (3rd pic)
Yes? Can I help you?

Tiger splash
AARRRRRHHHHHHH! Water! :eek:

NICE PICS! :thumbsup:
 

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nice pics. Hope I can get this lens soon.
 

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Sharp and punchy colours, and even at ISO 1600!
Nice shots !
The colours and tonality is simply wonderful. :thumbsup:
 

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ykkok said:
Sharp and punchy colours, and even at ISO 1600!
Nice shots !
The colours and tonality is simply wonderful. :thumbsup:
yup... i set contrast to -1 and sat to +1, other than that no PP, just abit of USM and resize for web...
i tried to shoot around 150mm if possible, when i had to use 200mm i tried to stop it down to 7.1 or 8...
also iso 1600 is'nt that bad, the light in the fragile forest was'nt that good, and i had to use iso 1600 to get 1/30 -1/60 shutter speeds, it's definitely usable without PP...
 

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hammer_400 said:
yup... i set contrast to -1 and sat to +1, other than that no PP, just abit of USM and resize for web...
i tried to shoot around 150mm if possible, when i had to use 200mm i tried to stop it down to 7.1 or 8...
also iso 1600 is'nt that bad, the light in the fragile forest was'nt that good, and i had to use iso 1600 to get 1/30 -1/60 shutter speeds, it's definitely usable without PP...
Hi! Hammer,
I would like to hear your comments after using 50-200mm Sigma lens
and from the picture taken in Singapore zoo, some are really good shots.
Before getting 40-150mm end of Jan 05, I consider then whether to wait for it or get 40 - 150mm Oly lens. Finally, I decided on buying 40-150mm and used it till now. I have no regret on my decision buying the 40 -150mm lens because it had produced many wonderful butterfly shots with Ext-25 tube.
here are some of them I would like to share with you.

1st picture

2nd picture

3rd picture

4th picture

and the rest are in my clubsnap photo gallery
here

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so far i find the sigma 55-200 to be pretty sharp at 55mm, at 200mm it gets rather soft, so i ad to stop down to 7.1 or 8 to get good sharp results, ussually i stayed around 135-150mm max...
for my butterfly shots, i think i shot most at 200mm, but stopped down, the 55-200 can focus to about 1.1 metres, so i din need any ext tube, i may try and find a mcon35 instead which would also be cheaper..
optically i think its not bad esp for the price, it's also very small for the range it gives ( 110-400mm equiv ), the zoom ring rotates opposite from the kit lens and was very stiff when new, but now it's loosening up. u also lose the saf-mf function with the sigma, but never use it so its a non-issuie for me... but the front end does rotate when focusing, and the af-mf switch is on the lens and must be switched to mf when attaching and removing the hood...
 

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I guess you are quite happy with the result it produced so far because its value for the price you have paid (?).
I trusted the AP saleman told me then in Jan 05 when buying 40-150mm from him. He said the Sigma 55-200mm lens performance can't match Oly 40-150mm if compare the same focal length at 150mm
Anyway, what is purchase already purchased. we should make better use of this piece lens for the next better shots. right?
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artfakeme

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hhho said:
Hi! Hammer,
I would like to hear your comments after using 50-200mm Sigma lens
and from the picture taken in Singapore zoo, some are really good shots.
Before getting 40-150mm end of Jan 05, I consider then whether to wait for it or get 40 - 150mm Oly lens. Finally, I decided on buying 40-150mm and used it till now. I have no regret on my decision buying the 40 -150mm lens because it had produced many wonderful butterfly shots with Ext-25 tube.
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Hi hhho,

How much did u get the Ext-25 tube?
 

hhho

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I got it in Lucky Plaza and from Lords Camera Shop.
I paid slightly more than 200+.
It is good combination with 40-150mm lens for butterfly shots
It is then sharp at focal length 150mm
Hope it helps
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SkyLooker

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Nice shots esp. 2nd shot, good composition due to the leaf background but object is slightly overexposed at the bright side. Try to compensate -1/3 exposure and fill-in flash to make the shot look better.
 

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