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Old 9th December 2008, 19:12   #4381
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Old 9th December 2008, 21:07   #4382
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Thank you Torque, one more thing to qualify the man behind the camera matters. U know when I first started on this hobby of tigers, I had a EOS 300D with aTammy 70-300mm. If you guys would like to see the first tiger pic i took, then I would you that. It was in 2003 Kanha.During this sighting the tiger stopped faced our absolutely open gypsy and growled, I almost pissed in my pants.By myself I wouldnt dare to even bring it in front of public.
For me the man, his photographic sense and " nerves" added matters.Look at the shake, messed exposure, wrond focal length and everything gone wrong when you hear the blood curdling roar..
I have got only 1GB
Only place I have been to is Kanha.
Brought Sigma 170-500 just for this trip that woo a day before I left for the trip.



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Old 9th December 2008, 21:38   #4383
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^^^ both are exceptionally sharp pics. I guess this lens is no more available. And not sure if the new 150-500mm, is this good.
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Old 9th December 2008, 23:37   #4384
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Right sreeraj, I also do believe that its the man behind the lens and not the gear, I also " Depend" on my 70-300 mm for my tiger stints as you have correctly mentioned affordability. But then again meeting some of the masters of the trade in the jungles and their gears, I sometimes do get biased, normal human tendency ehh.... I havent tried bird shoots, but If i ever try i would love to take pictures like you. So let peace prevail and let the " Tigers Live". One for all of you, and @rjvora I have almost 8 GB of tiger snaps see if you like this one .[/quote]

Holy Cow!! Amazing shot!!! And heavenly light. Dont get biased, Most of the award winning Wildlife photos are created by the same 70-300 you are mentioning. Remember Jayanth Sharma's, elephant charging photo?

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Neither Sreeraj nor me are Nikonian or Canonian. We belong to the family that is often pooh-poohed for having a smaller sensor than APS-C, but the lenses are worth worshipping.
You Bet Samurai, not to start an argument here, But Olympus 300 2.8 is any day a winner over Nikon and Canon equivalents. I have used all of them. Olympus for just one week. But it will coast you one arm and leg

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@Samurai: Come on.Advance photo System type "classic" is a tiny winy bit of a sensor. Oh I also I tried my hand on bird photography, only once and this is what I shot.
Class capture again, It would have been out of this world if a head turn towards you and some catch light on eyes. But then, Bird photography has its own challenges

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Some more clicks from London....
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I have got only 1GB
Only place I have been to is Kanha.
Brought Sigma 170-500 just for this trip that woo a day before I left for the trip.
Now that's some excellent shots.

Two More from My side.

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Both are from Last Weekend, will keep you updated after next weekend.
First time, an Off-Roader accompanied me for a birding trip. Suresh Stephen Was there with me.

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^^^ both are exceptionally sharp pics. I guess this lens is no more available. And not sure if the new 150-500mm, is this good.
150-500 is better and pricer than 170-500. 170-500 is available at 30K where are 150-500 is priced at 45k or so.

Here is the link where you can view more from 170-500 :d




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Good morning gentlemen! Awesome set of Pics posted by guyonblackybx, particularly the flames.The tiger pics are sharp but why did you crop the face?

@Sreeraj, you are right for tigers you dont need fixed tele as I feel u get a bit crippled by focal length, I mean you loose the flexibility.Am happy with her performance. By the way yesterday I got myself a second body, a D200 second hand with shutter cycle of 1218 for 28K . Olympus is one of the best , before landing into the digital age I had a OM1, and as per lenses, I feel though Nikon is trying very hard but canon lenses (particularly L series ) are better. And all 300/400 f2.8 would cost you an arm and a leg, ok make it two. For tiger photography a short zoom maybe 18-70 and a mid zoom 70-300 is enough. And needless to say priceless pics again.

@Samurai: Yes, I am aware, I went to periyaar in 2005 for my honeymoon.Stayed in a hotel called Aranya Niwaas by KTDC.They have a thing called night safari, where poachers turned conservationists take you in a walking tour thru the jungle. Managed to patao my wife to come with me , and trust me not even a growl. Only pug marks that too a day old.Even in Corbette, I wasnt satiated frankly

From my archive 2006 May, Sidhababa Female, late evening, crossing the road after a lazy day in the muck/pool. What a life
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150-500 is better and pricer than 170-500. 170-500 is available at 30K where are 150-500 is priced at 45k or so.
Tell me more about this f6.3 aperture. Do the autofocus work? BTW, i might have missed this one... what body are you using?

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Where is the link?

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What a life
Yup... what a life.

Guys... i am proposing a T-BHP outing with photography as a theme. I know few auto-photography outing has been done before. Lets do some "nature" thing this time... there are too many good photographers here. Would love to meet them all...
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Good morning gentlemen! Awesome set of Pics posted by guyonblackybx, particularly the flames.The tiger pics are sharp but why did you crop the face?

@Sreeraj, you are right for tigers you dont need fixed tele as I feel u get a bit crippled by focal length, I mean you loose the flexibility.Am happy with her performance. By the way yesterday I got myself a second body, a D200 second hand with shutter cycle of 1218 for 28K . Olympus is one of the best , before landing into the digital age I had a OM1, and as per lenses, I feel though Nikon is trying very hard but canon lenses (particularly L series ) are better. And all 300/400 f2.8 would cost you an arm and a leg, ok make it two. For tiger photography a short zoom maybe 18-70 and a mid zoom 70-300 is enough. And needless to say priceless pics again.

@Samurai: Yes, I am aware, I went to periyaar in 2005 for my honeymoon.Stayed in a hotel called Aranya Niwaas by KTDC.They have a thing called night safari, where poachers turned conservationists take you in a walking tour thru the jungle. Managed to patao my wife to come with me , and trust me not even a growl. Only pug marks that too a day old.Even in Corbette, I wasnt satiated frankly

From my archive 2006 May, Sidhababa Female, late evening, crossing the road after a lazy day in the muck/pool. What a life
nice photo sid.Is that tiger working in a paint booth?
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Awesome pics guys!
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The flames are so powerful!

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@Torque, wonderful, green tree snale is it?
@Jerish, I didnt have guts to ask her from a distance of 20 ft. Trust me
@Gkrishn, what a wonderful idea, am in lets plan.
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Thank you Shazikon, why is it so? Spotting tigers is not that difficult,
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Spotting tigers in the South is lot more difficult.
Samurai is right.. its more difficult to spot tigers in jungles of karnataka because of the dense foliage and forest officials wont allow comman man like me to venture deeper in to the core zones where you actually have more possibility of sighting tigers. the closest i have been is in Nagarhole,where i could hear a tiger in some dense patch of trees and shrubs but could not see it.
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Nice shot Sree.. wanting to ask this? where do you go to sight these birds?
Are there popular well known places or just plain luck?
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Good morning gentlemen! Awesome set of Pics posted by guyonblackybx, particularly the flames.The tiger pics are sharp but why did you crop the face?
I did not crop it its un edited pic thats 500mm

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Tell me more about this f6.3 aperture. Do the autofocus work? BTW, i might have missed this one... what body are you using?

Where is the link?
Yeah f6.3 let us down in low light situation.

This was first time I was using the lens, and had to use Auto Focus. However auto focus on this lens is slow. But its aint effective for small subjects like birds :P

I use Canon 400D

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This was first time I was using the lens, and had to use Auto Focus. However auto focus on this lens is slow. But its aint effective for small subjects like birds :P
Is slow AF a problem with all Sigma lenses? Whenever possible, I use autofocus, and it is lightning fast and accurate with my 18-70mm kit lens. In some low light situations, I use manual focussing when AF fails.
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