cwightmanphotos wrote: This was shot with my Nikon D80 using the 50-500mm at 500mm hand held.
Nice shoot, what did you have your ISO set at?
dragonflies8888 wrote: Oh Crystal, Absolutely!!! I thought it WAS me. I tried everything I could think of to get those photos to be sharp like my 70-300's... I had great doubt about my abilities at that point, and it really caused me some undue depression and stress, as I was working on a museum showing and NEEDED those photos to be not just good but GREAT!!!... Until I let my friend who has been a pro photographer for over 20 years, and is also a teacher, use two of them... and he had the very same result on my Canon 7d... AND on his canon 5d Mark III....I called Canon, thinking there must be SOMETHING I was doing wrong, even sent the CAMERA(brand new) back to be "recalibrated"... but when it came back? Still same issue... :shrug: And also, as I said, I was shooting the eagle photos I posted, on a tripod (because it is just too heavy for me) with the sigma and they came out totally soft at 100% magnification, which I cannot afford... However, my aquaintence, who was shooting with the same lens but if I remember correctly, she had a nikon - we used all the same settings, I remember specifically asking her if I could mimick everything she did... and hers came out great - mine? not so, as you can see in my portfolio... :shrug: However the ones I shot with the canon 70-300mm came out just fine... and they were handheld... (They made the grade and made the show, thank GOD!!!!) I'm not putting the lens nor sigma down, at all...As I said, Sigma was more than willing to work with me on it and try to calibrate the lens, until they heard it was brand new, and then they told me I needed to return it... which was only fair, they were right... I just think for my camera, it does not work... and I can't afford that. I've heard from a few 7D owners that that particular lens does NOT work well with the camera at the higher magnifications... and believe me, I wish it did,. as I had to spend an additional $500.00 to get the 400mm... (Wish I could've afforded even longer, but its not in the cards at the moment!) From what I've heard, I think it works just fine with Nikons cameras, Canon is just flukey...
cwightmanphotos wrote: Damn, maybe Sigma doesn't like Canon and only like to work with Nikon. God only knows with these companies and photography. lol
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