Approaching

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I decided to buy another lens. I bought the Sigma 70-300mm just for testing purposes and it’s a decent lens for the money. But next time I will go for a better quality lens. This photo is a good example. Most of the time the lens isn’t sharp above 200 mm, unfortunately.
Nikon D70 & Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG

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2 thoughts on “Approaching

  1. An unfortunate issue with zoom lenses! Even the L series Canon lenses have their ‘not-quite-so-sharp’ focal lengths although they’re not really bad enough to affect the image at sensible print sizes. Super zooms are a nightmare if you want absolute sharpness and the Sigmas are generally amongst the best of them. I’m gradually moving back to fixed focal length lenses for my general photography starting with a 50mm f1.4 from Sigma which I can see does a really good job compared with the Canon 24-70mm f.28. There are times when I miss the flexibility but the sharpness tends to compensate! All lenses are horses for courses – that 70-300mm could be ideal for holidays when you don’t have space to pack the complete kit 😉

    • That’s true. Most of the time I use fixed focal length lenses like the Nikon AF-S DX 35mm 1:1,8G and the Nikon AF-S 50 mm 1:1,8G. For my next holiday I want to buy the Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED IF AF-S for animal photography. Because of the high price and I can’t use that lens for my job, I’ll look for a used lens.

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