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A few weeks ago, I dropped and damaged my Sigma 17-70. Today UPS turned up and there was my favorite walk around lens straight back from Sigma. Had to try it out and yes i reckon its OK.
After taking the shot it occurs to me that it shows the end of season well - With a promise of things to come.
Tell me what you think please.
Ploughman

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Nov 2012 - 3:10 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Things To Come
Username:Ploughman Ploughman
Uploaded:2 Nov 2012 - 4:11 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 5:21 PM

I have been considering buying one of these lenses, but the one with f2.8 throughout the whole focal range. Also looking at 70-200 f2.8, not sure which one to get but this is an excellent advertisement for my first thought.

A good crisp clear and well composed image, although it is worthwhile looking at a square crop for this picture as an alternative, because as you know, you can often use a central image within a square composition.

Your shutter speed will ensure that hand holding works and good DoF with f7.1. Well done a very good picture uploaded.

I will upload a mod with a square crop but it will reduce the picture quality given your image started off in the minimum size possible and I have had to increase the size manually.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 2 Nov 2012 - 5:27 PM

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Ploughman
Ploughman  128 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 6:51 PM

Thank you Frank, hope this helps with your lens decisions. I cannot find you upload of the square version, I am new to this site and navigation is still a little strange to me.
Had a look at your website and notice you hail from Liverpool. Nina (my wife) and I went there to photograph the Tall ships in 2007 it was very memorable, especially as I had my first DSLR, a Pentax K100dt on it`s first outing.

Ploughman

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:50 AM


Quote: Thank you Frank, I cannot find you upload of the square version, Ploughman

Where you have written your photograph description there is a tag alongside which reads "Modifications".

Click on that and any modifications uploaded will appear.

Glad you had a memorable visit to Liverpool although since getting married 51 years ago we have lived across the water in Wirral. You know "Ferry 'cross the Mersey"

Frank

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