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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR VISION Micro, Macro & Close-up (Public) topic #51803
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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundrasing Campaing 2014 Writer Ribbon awarded for his article contributions for the Articles library and the eZine   Farmington Hills, US  Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004 Wed 17-Jul-13 06:32 PM
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"Insects with a Sigma 120-300/2.8"



I made the images of these insects during my first outing with my new Sigma 120-300/2.8 lens (previous version). I got the lens primarily for birding, but I wasn't finding many interesting birds. The close focusing ability allowed me to get in tight enough for these shots. All three were taken with the 120-300 and Sigma 1.4X TC on a D800e and then cropped for presentation. All three images are at 420mm. ISO 400 and f/5.6.

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Tacoma, US  Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006 Thu 18-Jul-13 02:12 AM
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#1. "RE: Insects with a Sigma 120-300/2.8"
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Pretty impressive, Gary. I had teh non-OS version of the 120-300 a few years ago, but sold it for financial reasons. It's on my wishlist.

So are you selling you macro lenses now?

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundrasing Campaing 2014 Writer Ribbon awarded for his article contributions for the Articles library and the eZine   Farmington Hills, US  Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004 Thu 18-Jul-13 10:07 AM
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#2. "RE: Insects with a Sigma 120-300/2.8"
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No, I'll keep my macro lenses too. The images of the dragon flies were at minimum focusing distance and still cropped quite a bit. It also would be nice to fill the frame with the bee without all the flower. Even that image was cropped. I still want a macro lens to get me in tighter and for smaller subjects.

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Thu 18-Jul-13 04:12 PM
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I hope you did not mind this intrusion. I had the lenses from a tele-converter removed and used it as a tube on my Sigma 150-500 @ 500. Unfortunately under this circumstances the Zoom function as a focus only. I was quite impressed by the effect of the "tube".





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