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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:18 am 
this is one of quite a few shot this day and one of my favourites...... D2Xs Sigma Bigma @ 370 mm 250 iso 1600@7.1


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:50 am 
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Excellent, excellent shot!

So I'm presuming the Bigma has no worries focusing quickly enough for this kind of thing?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:57 am 
I shoot a lot birds using the Bigma, hand held, as was this shot, you just need to be steady....... I find that the bigma focus is quite quick, but mine has the updated chip and software....... and sharp


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:21 pm 
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Amazing! Nothing else to say...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:58 pm 
Jesus !

That is a fantastic shot mate !


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:35 pm 
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I am drawing the line, right now.


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The line has been drawn. Eggggselence has been achieved.

You, Big Pix, have done it. Better and better and better..so nice to be rewarded when looking for your posts, with something like this...
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way ta go, Big Pix.
(I just looked at it again, and it really warrants a double line).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:39 pm 
It's almost possible to se what fish it is.

Looks like a grayling


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:32 pm 
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mine has the updated chip and software

Tell us about it, Big Pix!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:47 pm 
Thomas wrote:
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mine has the updated chip and software

Tell us about it, Big Pix!


The lens was not sharp at infinity so I returned it to the importer under warranty and the above was on the repair sheet......... I am also having my 120-300 2.8 done ATM, we will see how that improves when I get it back.........

Digital lens and cameras do need fine tuning. I have had my Nikon D2Xs focus ajusted twice in 9 months. I get this done when the body needs doing at Nikon, so it pays to buy local and not grey market as the service I get get at Nikon is very good. It is always good to have sample images when returning a lens or body as it will help the person doing the repair


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:33 pm 
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I'm really pleased you're posting these great shots from the Bigma - this lens generates a lot of interest due to its relatively affordable price tag, but many are put off by its relatively slow focal ratio when zoomed-in and are also suspicious of its capabilities when similar lenses from other manufacturers cost much more.

But you continue to prove it can take fantastic shots in demanding conditions. Keep 'em coming!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:37 am 
Wow I have lockjaw !!!!! I cannot close my mouth.

Truly fantastic and what a delight to see. Thank you for sharing.

Cheers Ormina


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:08 pm 
I keep visiting this thread several times because of that photo !


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:24 am 
Hot darn BigPix!! that's one heckuva shot!!

Seeing the many great shots you have shared with us here in these forums, my respect and appreciation for your art was already significant, but this one really makes me go "wow"!

Quite the privilege to be an audience for your images I must say!

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:15 am 
Incredible.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:45 am 
:D dang! thats what i call wildlife!!

beautiful bird! i wouldn't want to be that fish moment... very powerful image, i've been showing it to everybody around^^

great great work

Quentin


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