Tag: bird photography

The perfect picture

I’m pretty sure, all of us, who are really into photography and spend a lot of time with it, have this one photo, which required so much more work and patience than all the other ones. This one photo and the perfect vision of it stuck in your head for such a long time. Turning ...

More bird photos and a couple of macro shots (150-600mm C)

With over 20 degrees on Monday, to me, it didn’t feel like winter at all. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to take some great bird shots, so I took my SD1 Merrill and the 150-600mm C on a photo session. After hours of making use of the heavy equipment, my hair and my undershirt ...

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Shooting with Sigma 150-600 C + SD1M: a few insights after four photowalks

In the beginning I assumed that I have to stop down to f/7.1 to f/8, in order to capture images which are sharp enough. I didn’t even try to shoot wide open. But as it turned out during today’s photowalk the 150-600 Contemporary is already sharp enough at f/6.3. This allows me to use ISO100 ...

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The Sigma 150-600 C is amazingly sharp

I don’t think I’m exaggerating because as you can see in the following image and in the 100% crop below, the lens turns out amazingly sharp for a super-tele-zoom. But only if you do everything the right way. Doing everything the right way means shooting with lots of light. This will make shorter exposure times, ...

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Another photo walk with the 150-600mm C

Today I went for another photo walk with the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary and the SD1 Merrill camera. In comparison to last time, the weather was sunny and nice this time, so I didn’t have to increase the sensitivity range to ISO400 in order to achieve a sufficiently short shutter speed. Despite the long focal length ...