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  1. greenoak

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    I am considering buying this lens for a holiday to Cuba and have 2 questions:

    The dock. Is it a case of use once to set up or do people twaek every so often?

    more importantly, I have a D600 and already own a Sigma 1.4 EX DG CONVERTER. Will this work with my camera ?

    Thanks
     
  2. nbaker

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    Can anyone recommend a tripod suitable for this lens for birding & wildlife photography? budget around £150

    Many thanks

    Nigel.
     
  3. kingo15

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    I spent £90 on a basic manfrotto one and brought a second hand gimble head works a treat for me
     
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  4. rpsmith79

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    Not sure about the convertor, but i have used the dock several times, it can be used for a number of things, tweaking focus calibration, setting custom modes to the 2 customs settings switch, and probably the most important, firmware updates
     
  5. odd jim

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    Yes, the dock is worth it as it unlocks many other options as well as the multiple point MA.

    I'd have said it's a bit large for holiday, unless it's a photography specific holiday?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016
  6. Archie747

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    How do others find this lens performs with a Canon 1.4 extender on a 7Dii? Without the extender I find the lens sharp handheld, but with the extender it seems very soft. Perhaps I am expecting too much.
     
  7. AdamTudor

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    So I'm extremely close to pulling the trigger on this Lens to go with my D7200, what lens do you guys pair it with? I currently have the 18-35 1.8 but contemplating swapping that for something a bit longer..
     
  8. michael23

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  9. trevorbray

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    Got mine on a D500
     
  10. AdamTudor

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    Sorry I meant what other lenses do you use for the pre 150mm region.
     
  11. wave01

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    I use a canon 70-200f4is and a sigma17-70os. I dont use an extender the crop body does that already. Still getting used it but it has taken some really nice shots
     
  12. greenoak

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    putting mine on a d600 also have sigma 70 / 200 and the tammy 24/70 2.8
     
  13. Bobsyeruncle

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    I recently picked up a Nikkor 24-120mm.
    So now I've got 10-20, 24-120 and 150-600.
    And I'm happy!!!:)
     
  14. WWA

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    Nikon 18-140, but fancy upgrading(?) to the 16-80 as it's faster and wider, and apparently sharper. Not sure if I'd miss the 80-150 range though??!
     
  15. AdamTudor

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    that's where I'm unsure, do I sell the 18-35 to get something longer and sacrifice the 1.8 and better IQ?
     
  16. Scotty Pro

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    I have a bit of a gap at the moment :D from 55-150mm :eek: would love the 50-100 Art but its an awful lot of money coming up towards christmas.
    Maybe Santa would be really nice this year :)
     
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  17. AdamTudor

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    I had the 50-100 but had to sell for personal reasons... its amazing..
     
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  18. Bobsyeruncle

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  19. razer

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    A Couple from todays walk along the beach.

    2-10-2016 059.jpg 2-10-2016 070.jpg
     
  20. RKC

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  21. Bobsyeruncle

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    Thanks. I'm pleased with them considering the weather was so crap.
     
  22. odd jim

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    I thought that once I uploaded them. they don't look oof in lightroom tho.
     
  24. razer

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    From my walkabouts today.


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  25. KAS

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    I managed this mirrored shot with the 150-600 on my canon 7D2. I find the lens requires a lot of light and I'm looking to upgrade to the Canon 600mm (used) when I can afford to. Its a good lens but I get variable results.



    image.jpeg
     
  26. Archie747

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    Looks soft on my screen.
     
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  27. michael23

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  28. AndyB1976

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    Had this lens about 6 weeks now. I don't use it all the time but I am still happy with its performance for my first big lens.

    1. Blue Tit 7D1 374mm 1/100 f7.1 ISO3200
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    2. Nuthatch 7D1 374mm 1/200 f5.6 ISO3200
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    3. Robin 7D1 324mm 1/200 f5.6 ISO800
    [​IMG]
     
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  29. Kenny Girvan

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    I'd seriously consider not using the extender, you lose a stop, you are already getting a crop effect with the crop factor sensor. It might be worth testing but I suspect you are likely to get better images without the converter and just cropping. I tried similar and took some test shots and decided I was better cropping than using the converter. Resolution was ok but seemed to impact on contrast and fringing.

    Kenny
     
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  30. razer

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    Two from today, not sure what tho. ID would be appreciated.

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  31. michael23

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    Thanks Michael.
     
  33. KathG

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    Really loving seeing everyone great shots, so much so I just ordered this lens
     
  34. AdamTudor

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    Think I'm going to have to wait till after Christmas to buy my lens :(
     
  35. razer

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    A variety from todays walk about.


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  36. Bobsyeruncle

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  37. Bobsyeruncle

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    Swanseajack, odd jim, KathG and 2 others like this.
  38. KathG

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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
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  40. KathG

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    Wish I had seen this on Wednesday before I ordered from WEX. That saving would have paid for the Dock and extra tripod plate I ordered from Amazon. Oh well. Very good buy for anyone ordering this weekend though. Thanks for sharing

    Cheers

    Kath

     

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