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Snootchies
Posted 22/08/2010 - 16:18 Link

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Bob

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Edited by Snootchies: 22/08/2010 - 16:18
Gwyn
Posted 22/08/2010 - 16:29 Link
Congratulations. I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with it.

Just one thing - why are you hogging all the sunshine??
Edited by Gwyn: 22/08/2010 - 16:29
Snootchies
Posted 22/08/2010 - 16:42 Link
Lol - it's actually been a really nice day today. Even had our 3 year old out with the paddling pool. Sorry if that's not the same for you!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link
davex
Posted 22/08/2010 - 16:45 Link
Congratulations on your new arrival, I thought it wasn`t due for 3 weeks

Davex.
K5 + 8mm-500mm zooms and primes
Please feel free to play with any images I post.
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Snootchies
Posted 22/08/2010 - 17:11 Link
Ha ha...I induced this one early!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link
Mike-P
Posted 22/08/2010 - 17:52 Link
We have had rain and grey skies all day (last one of the Bournemouth air festival). Nice lens, I use mine a lot .. especially for aircraft. Much better on the K-7 than the K10D as you have the higher ISO performance to play with.
Edited by Mike-P: 22/08/2010 - 17:52
Oggy
Posted 22/08/2010 - 18:07 Link
Is it the OS/HSM version Bob?
Algernon
Posted 22/08/2010 - 18:10 Link
Looks a very handy lens Bob

Lovely sunny summery day in't Nrth today must have had at least 10 hours of the stuff
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Snootchies
Posted 22/08/2010 - 18:31 Link
Hi Oggy - no it's not the latest OS/HSM version, it's the DG.
Bob

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Flickr Photostream: link
MrCynical
Posted 22/08/2010 - 18:35 Link
Which Sigma is that? 100-300 f4?
Mike-P
Posted 22/08/2010 - 18:36 Link
MrCynical wrote:
Which Sigma is that? 100-300 f4?

Bigma (50-500mm f4-6.3)
MrCynical
Posted 22/08/2010 - 19:15 Link
Mike-P wrote:
MrCynical wrote:
Which Sigma is that? 100-300 f4?

Bigma (50-500mm f4-6.3)

Certainly looks the part, more so than 'white lenses' IMHO.
GDN
Posted 22/08/2010 - 20:11 Link
Very nice...
Gary

Pentax K3

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Dangermouse
Posted 22/08/2010 - 22:51 Link
How does it compare to the Sigma 150-500mm?

My Dad is muttering about DSLRs again and wants a giant lens (he initially wanted a gigantic white drainpipe with Canon or Nikon on, but I think I've talked him around to a K-x or K7 and a Bigma as he still has his fully functional K2 and likes the sound of a body which won't be much of a learning curve), but there's about 800 difference between the 150-500mm and 50-500mm brand new from SRS.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
Snootchies
Posted 23/08/2010 - 07:54 Link
Funnily enough, the Sigma 150-500 was the lens I intended to get for further reach as cost-wise it aint that bad really (and it's HSM too).

But then I found Pete selling his 'Bigma' for a very reasonable price (550) so jumped at that.

The 50-500 you see in SRS for 1189.99 right now, is the latest version with OS and HSM, whereas the version I have is the previous EX DG model which does not have it's own optical stabilisation (not that we need it) and HSM.

You might be lucky and find a used copy of the previous Bigma at a good price.
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link

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