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Old 12-04-2019, 09:37 PM
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A Sigma 150-600mm zoom. It's a beast of a lens, takes good pictures

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Old 12-05-2019, 09:37 AM
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Man, that's quite a reach-out-and-touch-someone kind of optic! My longest lens is 400mm and I have trouble keeping things sharp at distances. I actually find that long range shooting and telephoto shooting have overlapping skill sets, if you know what I mean.

Like the duck!

P.S. Any image stabilization there? Pretty impressive for off-hand picture taking, even at that shutter speed.

Edit-edit: I read somewhere that image stabilization works better in long lenses, which is why Nikon has tended to stay away from in-body image stabilization. I have a 100 macro that is image-stabilized and I am amazed at the difference it makes. If I use a tripod or monopod for the long range work though, I have to play around with whether or not having the IS on helps. The answer, maddeningly, appears to be "sometimes." I shot a charity event for a local hospital recently. Indoors, dim light. I didn't want to use flash, so I was using a medium telephoto (90mm eq.) plus IS, plus a mono pod. Low "success" ratio, but enough to get the job done.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:08 AM
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Man, that's quite a reach-out-and-touch-someone kind of optic! My longest lens is 400mm and I have trouble keeping things sharp at distances. I actually find that long range shooting and telephoto shooting have overlapping skill sets, if you know what I mean.
When it's fully extended I have to adjust for windage, if there's any breeze...

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Like the duck!

P.S. Any image stabilization there? Pretty impressive for off-hand picture taking, even at that shutter speed.

Edit-edit: I read somewhere that image stabilization works better in long lenses, which is why Nikon has tended to stay away from in-body image stabilization. I have a 100 macro that is image-stabilized and I am amazed at the difference it makes. If I use a tripod or monopod for the long range work though, I have to play around with whether or not having the IS on helps. The answer, maddeningly, appears to be "sometimes." I shot a charity event for a local hospital recently. Indoors, dim light. I didn't want to use flash, so I was using a medium telephoto (90mm eq.) plus IS, plus a mono pod. Low "success" ratio, but enough to get the job done.
There's image stabilization Thank goodness!


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Old 12-05-2019, 11:27 AM
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When it's fully extended I have to adjust for windage, if there's any breeze...



There's image stabilization Thank goodness!


Looks more like a telescope.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:13 PM
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Nice bit of kit you have there Cow, and you've taken some fine looking photos with it.

I picked up this Nikon Nikkormat FTN in 1970, and took it all over the world until I retired it in 1987.


At that time my company started selling Canon Video equipment and offered us their photographic equipment for 50% off retail!
So I switched brands.

This camera has been in a leather camera bag along with 3 other lenses, filters, and other paraphernalia sitting in the attic above my garage for 32 years.
It gets somewhat cold in the winter, but over 100į during the summer.

My wife brought it down yesterday when she was retrieving Christmas stuff.
Shockingly it's in perfect condition except for some nicks on the Nikkormat name plate.
I have no idea how those happened, but it's in mint condition other than that.
Today I installed a batterie, and everything seems to work perfectly.

I'm still astonished by how great of condition it's in.
I take good care of my stuff, but come on man, that camera had a ton of use over those 17 years, and then was unused and got been baked for three decades.
So I'm kinda proud of myself for being such a good care taker. Maybe I should say a "lucky care taker" after leaving it to die in the attic.

It will now be displayed on a shelf in my Library.

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Nice bit of kit you have there Cow, and you've taken some fine looking photos with it.

I picked up this Nikon Nikkormat FTN in 1970, and took it all over the world until I retired it in 1987.



Shockingly it's in perfect condition except for some nicks on the Nikkormat name plate.
I have no idea how those happened, but it's in mint condition other than that.
Today I installed a batterie, and everything seems to work perfectly.


It will now be displayed on a shelf in my Library.

Smooth
Good looking film camera!

It's easy to get thousand of dollars into film and now (the digital age) you'd be lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar.

I wish I had my old Leica rangefinder!


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That's some pretty good offhand and standing. Mine are more or less shaky hands, ponied up for a fluid bead and tripod. Still aren't as smooth as yours.
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Right before Thanksgiving.

A Sigma 150-600mm zoom. It's a beast of a lens, takes good pictures

Wow, great images with that lens! I've got it's "little" brother, the Sigma 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary. I like their lenses, so much so that I've added a 17-70mm and an 18-200mm to my kit.



I got this shot at the Sitka Sedge State Natural Area near Pacific City, OR. (f/6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, 400mm)



On the same day, I got this shot of surf breaking over a 30 foot high promontory at Cape Kiwanda. (f/7.1, 1/800 sec, ISO 100, 112mm)


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I have their 50mm-500mm -older model without stabilization but Canonís in camera stabilization helps.
Got it from my local pawn shop 5 years ago and enjoy using but itís heavy
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Yep, been there...done that. Which is why I'm giving Olympus MF43 a good effort. Much smaller everything. Getting a 2x tele extender from Santa. It's new. So far I'm really pleased with sharpness of this camera and lenses. It is hard to get good portraits of a 2 year old running full tilt though and supervise her at the same time. Oly is coming out with a super lens in the near future....it will probably be too expensive for my hobby efforts. Heck, I don't know how to do 3/4 of the stuff this camera will now do. Shorten that shutter speed a bit COW 54. 1917

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Took my 40-150 mm lens out today on a winter's hike. Put my new 2x teleconverter on it...wanted to see if it was sharp. That part kicks the lens up to an equivalent 600mm fframe. Hand held shots, except the moon. Birds will tell the tale on sharpness....some of the hardest critters to get sharp. 1917



Beech leaves in the winter sunlight.



Mahonia blooms. Wish deer would eat these and leave my other plants alone.



Tonight's moon.
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I have shot the Tamron equivalent of the 150-600 at Yellowstone a few years back when my in-laws offered to let me use it. I have still yet to pick one up though even though it is on my wanted list.

Speaking of older cameras, I still have my original 35mm rangefinder, an Argus C3.
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:35 PM
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Awesome pictures, 1917...

I've yet to take any pictures with the (MFT) 100-300. Mrs. Cow has taken it for herself, and won't give it back.
She likes it WAY better than her Sony.

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Thanks COW 54. I have friends who are into birding photography. I'm not although I'll take a shot here and there. Their gear is too heavy, expensive and they work too hard at it for my tastes. But they get some truly professional shots. All are using $5K Cannon or Nikon bodies with those huge 600mm f4 lenses. I would find a lens like that a bit too hard to use unless it was constantly on a tripod and I had a lot of patience. Kinda like trying to hunt with a 24x scope. Since I like hiking and photography is just a hobby....I'm trying to keep the IQ up and the weight down. I also don't like printed photos for art. I like oil, acrylic or watercolor. Photos just don't do it for me but I have certainly seen some beautiful examples. I take photos of about everything I run into that is interesting to me.

Got my Son the new Oly OM-D MK 10 or something like that. Can't keep their model numbering system straight. The new one now has a built in flash, but still has a hot shoe, runs 4K video and they have dropped a lot of items from the menu that only professionals use anyway. They did make a shortcut to some of the features that require you to otherwise dig deep into the menu...like live composite. And, he can use my lenses on it. Will see if he develops any interest. 1917
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I have gotten back into more elaborate photography recently since my benchrest shooting days are about to diminish for a while (health issues), but I can still drive to a lot of places to shoot my camera still.

Having to remember a lot of things still but getting there with some DSL camera's vs the older styled film cameras I was used to and having all the computer stuff is a great advantage to enhance photo's with I have found

I have been purchasing some much older yet still very good IMO stuff from shopgoodwill.com to add to my new collection of lense's and bodys.Have stuck pretty much with Canons since that is what I shot yrs ago and p/u some nice clean 20D's and a D60 for very reasonable prices there(less than $50 each for 3) and some very good tripods that while heavier than the new stuff very stable to shoot with and a bargain in my opinion vs purchasing the newer/lighter stuff manufactured today

I p/u this beast a Soligor 800mm lense the other week for the paltry sum of $70.It's huge and in the pic is the $39 D20 and a nice StarD model tripod I also got for a song of $4.95 plus shipping.You can get a lot of good deals there,but you must be wary that there are no guarantees on any purchases and they are final.I tend to look for the lense's that look well cared for(front and rear caps,cases,no blemishs) and so far have been either really lucky or maybe just blessed as everyone I have purchased so far have been free of fungus and in very good condition.Older yes but very good glass and they work well on these somewhat newer digitals with the correct adapters.Heres a link to the goodwill site,If interested click and go to what ever you are looking for,lenses and accessories or digital cameras will get you in the right areas.Lots of folks dropping this stuff off at goodwill sights rarely know what they have as a family member may have passed or they just feel its outdated,our bonus as photographers I think.Here's a picture of the monster, a shot thru my window w/another camera and a shot thru the beast lens at no where near what I believe it is capable off and a shot of a dove from earlier this week taken from about 250 yards with the same setup

https://www.shopgoodwill.com, go to cameras and camcorders in the categories section.Theres a nice Star D tripod that I won't need coming up today I would recommend purchasing,solid mount,appears to be in good shape,but as always you take the risk and they do not make them anymore,..https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/85238342
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