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got a couple new friends in the mail today....

sigma 70-210 fixed F2.8 with APO glass


and a minolta 50mm f1.7


i got both used off ebay and the seem to work very nicely. very clean and very snappy focus. manual focus on both is nice too. Thank you EBay!!!!
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^ nice stuff!
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^ nice stuff!
that sigma is amazing. the apo glass makes all the difference.
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^^Congrats on the new gear, let's see some sample shots now
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^^Congrats on the new gear, let's see some sample shots now
i will later today.
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2011, 3:12 AM
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50mmf1.7




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unedited


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these last were from today, 2/21/2011, and were both hand held. i still need to put the sigma on the tripod.



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Old Posted Feb 22, 2011, 1:35 PM
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how do you like that 90mm 2.8? i was looking at one of those before i got the sigma zoom.
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that sigma is amazing. the apo glass makes all the difference.
I don't know about that, I've read some pretty poor reviews about that lens ,slow inaccurate focusing are among it's many flaws, it's certainly nowhere as good as the latest model Sigma released last year (selling for about $1500 in MTL) and not in the same league as the mighty nikon 70-200 (selling for about $2,500)
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I don't know about that, I've read some pretty poor reviews about that lens ,slow inaccurate focusing are among it's many flaws, it's certainly nowhere as good as the latest model Sigma released last year (selling for about $1500 in MTL) and not in the same league as the mighty nikon 70-200 (selling for about $2,500)
what you have read is correct. there are some issues with the lens which is why i got it for about $400. there have been some af issues. i am probably going to send it to get it serviced by sigma. but it doesnt really focus slow. a better way to describe the issue is that it get hung up while focusing if there is a big difference it the depth that you want to focus on.

i would have loved to buy one of the newer versions because a lot of the bugs have been worked out over the year but i just couldnt afford it.

now if i was a professional i would not have bought this lens due to these issues.
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A lot of the reviews nitpick stuff that doesn't show up in most photos you'll ever take. My brother, who still shoots film, has this old Kiron 80-200mm f4 manual focus. It looks like a piece of crap but I was amazed at the quality of some shots he took of Brian Setzer in concert last year.
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i would have loved to buy one of the newer versions because a lot of the bugs have been worked out over the year but i just could afford it.

now if i was a professional i would not have bought this lens due to these issues.
unfortunately It always comes down to money doesn't it ? I laugh when I hear people say "to get great shots - it's not the equipment but the person using it that's important"...yeah right I'll pick any smuck at random give him a nikon d3 with a 70-200mm and tell him or her to photograph an event (maybe a protest march) and I'll guarantee they'll come back with at least a dozen top notch photographs..soo much for talent
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how do you like that 90mm 2.8? i was looking at one of those before i got the sigma zoom.
It's good, nice and light and sharp. But I have upgraded to the Nikkor 105mm VR f/2.8 a couple weeks ago. The AF is faster and focusing is silent.
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Who cares what you sold?
Whoa whoa whoa man, why the hostility? Calm down. I just copied and pasted this from another forum. Why not display what you used to have? To put it your way, "who cares" if I say what I used to have? Some people may be interested in that. I know I am interested in what other equipment people used to have.
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Whoa whoa whoa man, why the hostility? Calm down. I just copied and pasted this from another forum. Why not display what you used to have? To put it your way, "who cares" if I say what I used to have? Some people may be interested in that. I know I am interested in what other equipment people used to have.
Meh, I guess it came off as arrogant. Almost like adding "filler" to your list.

But, as you stated you just copy & pasted from another forum.

Hostility, sorry man. Not enough coffee this AM.
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unfortunately It always comes down to money doesn't it ? I laugh when I hear people say "to get great shots - it's not the equipment but the person using it that's important"...yeah right I'll pick any smuck at random give him a nikon d3 with a 70-200mm and tell him or her to photograph an event (maybe a protest march) and I'll guarantee they'll come back with at least a dozen top notch photographs..soo much for talent
gear makes a huge difference but you have to have the idea first. sure you could stick a moron with a lot of gear and they might come back with some good shots. but stick a real artist behind the lens and it can be magical.
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