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12/20/2007 05:06:24 PM · #1
I finally broke down and got myself the lens. It really costs. Any tip on how to utilize it the best will be highly appreciated. Thanks
12/20/2007 05:21:50 PM · #2
Tip #1: Hold on tight to it if I'm in the vicinity.
12/20/2007 05:30:51 PM · #3
Tip #2: Its a piece of crap...send it to me and I will gladly recycle it for you.

Seriously, its a great chunk of glass and I want one for myself. Shoot, shoot, shoot, then shoot some more.
12/20/2007 05:32:17 PM · #4
It's heavy. Make sure you have a nice comfy strap out in the field.
12/20/2007 06:21:32 PM · #5
I don't have one, but if it's anything like my 17-35, your going to love it!
12/20/2007 06:27:14 PM · #6
The best way to utilize it is to attach it to a D300, put it in 3d autotracking mode and snap away at 8fps!
12/20/2007 06:30:45 PM · #7
congrats! that's my next one.
12/20/2007 07:29:24 PM · #8
Peter and Eric, Now I know I got the right glass, thanks everyone for the tips
12/20/2007 07:31:22 PM · #9
Originally posted by jameskindt:

The best way to utilize it is to attach it to a D300, put it in 3d autotracking mode and snap away at 8fps!


D300? Don't I want one, but that has to be future target unfortunately:-)
12/20/2007 08:56:50 PM · #10
Originally posted by breadfan35:

I don't have one, but if it's anything like my 17-35, your going to love it!


Oh, This is the lens I want...My husband just bought me the Sigma 20-40, 2.8 though I STILL REALLY Want this lens.

Enjoy your new toy.
12/20/2007 09:05:11 PM · #11
Nevermind


Message edited by author 2007-12-20 21:25:58.
12/21/2007 07:39:28 AM · #12
Just tested a little, no I know why it is soooo expensive
12/21/2007 07:59:01 AM · #13
Originally posted by zbill1:

Just tested a little, no I know why it is soooo expensive


Well come on already I can't wait to see the new shots.
12/21/2007 11:11:06 AM · #14
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Originally posted by zbill1:

Just tested a little, no I know why it is soooo expensive


Well come on already I can't wait to see the new shots.


Joe, Sorry that I have nothing I can show here yet, I will do some showable shots soon
12/22/2007 06:39:31 PM · #15
Originally posted by tjbel05:

Originally posted by breadfan35:

I don't have one, but if it's anything like my 17-35, your going to love it!


Oh, This is the lens I want...My husband just bought me the Sigma 20-40, 2.8 though I STILL REALLY Want this lens.

Enjoy your new toy.

Ok so I returned the Sigma today as most of the photos I shot with it were too soft. If my subject was moving very much It was as though the lens would not keep up with my camera. My husband was gracious enough to allow me to upgrade to the 17-55 2.8 (no test imaages though)
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12/22/2007 06:41:17 PM · #16
Give your husband a big smacker (and the rest). Big of him to do it, but it needed to be done :-)
12/22/2007 06:44:45 PM · #17
Originally posted by raish:

Give your husband a big smacker (and the rest). Big of him to do it, but it needed to be done :-)

Agreed...Since I needed something to shoot balance beam and such, I had to go this route for clarity and crispness. Soft focus photos in gymnastics suck!
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