The Adventures of Bigma

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  2. TNcasual

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    That's a duck.

    We look forward to seeing what you will manage with the lens once you are versed in it.
     
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    Yeah, muscovies and muscovy hybrids have taken over many places throughout the US.
     
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    Naked and F/8 Ron. Seems good at that and interesting exercise though for sure with that lens. Maybe slide back on the blue channel a little.

    All the best Ron, we need more though. We always do :)

    Danny.
     
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    Your certainly making it work,i have had a couple of these for various reasons (not on m4/3) and found them to be better than they should be with that zoom range,used one a lot on my Nikon V2 giving a FOV = 1350mm.
     
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    The 'Tele' and 'Wide' values are interpolated for intermediate focal lengths. So if, as in your case, you save a profile with only an value for the telephoto end, the camera will gradually fade it to zero as you zoom out.

    The Bigma + EC-20 looks better than I think I'd have expected. There's still some of that deep, structural contrast that four thirds lenses seem able to deliver.
     
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    Looking good. the only shot where to me the bokeh is what you might call distracting is the first one, where the tree looks almost like it is motion blurred... crazy. The bokeh in the last two is fairly interesting, but in quite a pleasing way, to my eye anyway. Evidently more of a special purpose lens than an all-rounder, but for those really long shots — it looks like it can deliver. :)
     
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    Thought I heard it today with a scream of resolution ;) Looking darn good Ron with nice details. Like all long lenses it needs good daylight and its doing pretty well, so is the guy behind it as well. Want more of course, keep them coming Ron.

    All the best up there and looking goooooooood ;) I would call that a bargain lens for what you got it for, its worth its weight so far.

    Danny.
     
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    Dear Ronnie,

    Because I'm sure you need more stuff to occupy your free time… [Grin]…

    Have you considered trying focus stacking in Photoshop for your stationary subjects? Prefocus just a little bit in front of the subject, set the camera for slow continuous capture (three frames per second would probably be about right), hold down the shutter release, and slowly turn the focus ring until you are sure the focus is behind the subject. Probably you'll grab a dozen, 15 frames, most of which you'll discard after you pixel-peep them on your computer. Let Photoshop merge the rest.


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