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Old 28th April 2008, 17:28   #3091
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Been to Ranganthitu over the week end.
Superb pics indeed!.

BTW, is it a good time to go there? I purchased a tamron 70-300 about a week back and am dying to try it out. Looks like its time to go there for the weekend.

Anyway, first shot with the tamron 70-300 (I paid 5K for it and I think its a super lens for the price!)

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Old 28th April 2008, 17:37   #3092
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BTW, is it a good time to go there?
Yup. The birds are still there.
Also make sure you reach there by 8 (before the crowd comes in and scare the heck out of these birds) and hire a boat of your own(250Rs for 30 mins!!).
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Superb pics indeed!.

BTW, is it a good time to go there? I purchased a tamron 70-300 about a week back and am dying to try it out. Looks like its time to go there for the weekend.

Anyway, first shot with the tamron 70-300 (I paid 5K for it and I think its a super lens for the price!)

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hey great picture mate, 70-300 for 5k not bad. the image is nice and crisp.
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Cool pic love the colors and the textures.
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Superb pics indeed!.

BTW, is it a good time to go there? I purchased a tamron 70-300 about a week back and am dying to try it out. Looks like its time to go there for the weekend.

Anyway, first shot with the tamron 70-300 (I paid 5K for it and I think its a super lens for the price!)

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Can you give me the detailed specifications of the lens F-stop and all. Besides I dont think its IS and at full zoom, in anything less than perfect lightening conditions, the pictures wont come out sharp if taken handheld.
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Brought new Sigma 170-500mm brought this one specificaly for my trip to Kanha. Here are few sample pics with this new lens.

Camera: Canon 400D
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Can you give me the detailed specifications of the lens F-stop and all. Besides I dont think its IS and at full zoom, in anything less than perfect lightening conditions, the pictures wont come out sharp if taken handheld.
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AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Macro; Tamron USA, Inc.
It is 700-300 f4-5.6.

Why care for IS when camera body itself has it?

Like I said, for the price you pay, its an amazing lens, however if you expect performance of a $1000 lens, you might be disappointed.
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Here you go:
AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Macro; Tamron USA, Inc.
It is 700-300 f4-5.6.

Why care for IS when camera body itself has it?

Like I said, for the price you pay, its an amazing lens, however if you expect performance of a $1000 lens, you might be disappointed.
Whats your camera body? Sony?
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This was taken on the Palampur Dharamshala highway this winter.
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If the picture looks so good, I can only wonder how awesome the view standing there would have been like.
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Hey these images might seem pretty silly compared to other pics on this thread but thought I should get started. Clicked it on my new n95 8gig during the IPL game this Monday..Wasn't thinking of composition on this shot at all. This is my first attempt at post processing using gimp. The second one is the post processed..I did a auto white balance/colour>levels/unsharp mask.

I have spent considerable time going over forums and I think this is a pretty ordinary effort. I would really love to see whats the best that can be made out of this pic.. can someone please make an effort?... Riju sir, Samurai sir?
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Pics of some flowers in the backyard..
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Shot these this evening.

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Lens: Sigma 170 - 500mm APO DG



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