A&P How do you feel about the cheap 70-300's?

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  1. QWIKSNK

    QWIKSNK New Member

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    I've got the 70-300 Sigma, and I really have a hard time getting sharp images at 300 (even when I use higher ISO's and 1/500 or quicker)

    I mostly use it to shoot birds and wild life (but here in west MI, there isn't much of it around). Luckily I am moving to Colorado in 2 days :wiggle:

    Here are 2 images, C&C as much as you want, you cant hurt my feelings.

    First one of the Robin (incase the exif is't intact) is f/7.1 ISO 1600 (I did some noise reduction is camera raw, otherwise no other editing) SS = 1/400

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    The duck was taken at F/8, ISO 400, SS 1/250 (no editing)

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  2. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    1600 is too much if you want sharp pics. the closer you get, the better they will be too. The duck pic isn't too bad, it hard to tell but it might also be focused slightly in front of the duck.
     
  3. alexromo

    alexromo New Member

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    holy fuck

    theres no reason to even go over 100
     

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