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  • 04-10-2013, 04:48 PM
    Good to see you all again.

    I bought a Sony A77 recently. I also bought Gary Freedman's book and have spent some time learning about the camera. The last few days I paired it with my Sigma 150-500mm lens and have been very pleased with the results.

    I went to the Texas City Dike, one of my favorite birding areas, before work this morning. I still have some processing to finish. I will post more in the wildlife section later.

    10-APR-2013 TCD0059 by PWhite214, on Flickr

  • 04-11-2013, 01:35 PM
    Re: A77
    That looks great! What were your exposure settings? Were you using continuous auto focus? In the large version on Flickr it looks like it might be a hair soft. Am I right about that or am I just imaging it?
  • 04-11-2013, 07:18 PM
    Re: A77
    f8, 1/640, ISO 320, Sigma 150-500mm @ 150. He was so close, I was trying to track and twist the zoom ring at the same time. But, I do like the photo :)
    I did not want to cut off anything like this one:
    08-APR-2013 BBSP0179 by PWhite214, on Flickr

    ISO 400, f11, 1/640 Sigma 150-500 @400mm

    Shot at Brazos Bend under similar circumstances.

    It does look soft, I was using 'spot focus'. I will probably try 'Zone' in the near future.

    I took the camera with the 70-210 f4 "Beercan" today, but work was too hectic for any shooting time.