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#1 trenchmonkey

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:24 PM

Hola! Some may recognize the 'monkey from FM and/or Nikon Cafe...so wassup?!

Picked up the Sport from the Sigma Outlet for a great price and I'm in the process

evaluating it's worth for my upcoming Bosque Season. This batch with the D810...

an FYI: I shoot Jpegs SOOC so "PP'd" files should look better. <_<

 

 

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:50 PM

Looks great to me.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:16 PM

Looks great to me.

Thanks, much!



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:33 PM

Butterfly in flight is excellent!!

 

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:05 PM

All exceptional, great skill,

The lens is a keeper!

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 09:00 PM

Yeah the butterfly is s great capture. Oh, and the lens seems OK. 😁

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:46 PM

Fantastic series well done!

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:10 AM

Excellent results...yep the butterfly is especially great.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:04 AM

Very nice!

 

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:15 AM

I wrote thanking Peter, Gary, and Dennis. Text is working now, hmmm.


Edited by trenchmonkey, 08 September 2015 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:16 AM

So, I take it you're going to keep the lens?


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:23 AM

Dennis, absolutely! They just released a firmware update for the Sport...to improve AF-C focusing.

I thought it was great right out of the box, this is interesting. My longest glass has been the 200-400 f4

and more recently the 80-400G so 500/600mm's is new territory for me (sans TC's) Have my work cut

out for me with Bosque season just a month away.


Edited by trenchmonkey, 08 September 2015 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:24 AM

TM, your text is not showing up.


Thanks, Dennis.

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:46 AM

Yeah, still trying to figure this out. Most people joining a forum

usually have trouble posting images  :lol: 



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Posted 09 September 2015 - 07:40 AM

Fantastic series well done!

Jim

Thanks very much, Jim  ^_^



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:27 AM

Had 'er out in the rain yesterday...

D810 f7.1 ISO2200 600mm handheld

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:36 AM

Nothing wrong with the photographer or the lens! Congrats on the new toy!


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:46 AM

Thanks a lot, Art. Work in progress...getting used to handholding

500/600 mm. Think I'm needing 1/1600th min SS, for these old arms.  ;)


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:19 PM

Very nice TM!

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:36 PM

Very nice TM!

Jim

Thank you, Jim!



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:56 PM

Thanks a lot, Art. Work in progress...getting used to handholding

500/600 mm. Think I'm needing 1/1600th min SS, for these old arms.  ;)

That's why they make Tripods!! :lol:


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:17 PM

And Monopods! :P

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:55 AM

:lol: I have 2 of one and 3 of the other BUT wouldn't have gotten the shot

if grabbed one. Ideal conditions/planned shoot sure...but fully half of my

wildlife captures are spontaneous and I'm often on the run. Silly boys.  ;)



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 05:47 PM

A few from this morning's workout...this time with the D7200.

This combo is insane, handheld with da Sport  :D

 

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:40 PM

Very nice! :)

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 07:12 PM

Nice captures!


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 07:22 PM

Nice work.

Thanks, Dennis.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 07:45 PM

Thanks a lot, guys!! It was great seeing the early arrival of some Bald Eagles (juvies) made my day.



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 02:28 AM

Looking good!


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:45 AM

:lol: I have 2 of one and 3 of the other BUT wouldn't have gotten the shot
if grabbed one. Ideal conditions/planned shoot sure...but fully half of my
wildlife captures are spontaneous and I'm often on the run. Silly boys.  ;)


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