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Old Tuesday 22nd February 2005, 18:07   #1
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Minolta 7d and 200-500 Tamron

Anybody using the Minolta 7d and 200-500 Tamron for Bird Photography?
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Old Tuesday 22nd February 2005, 22:55   #2
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I use that lens, but on a Nikon D70.

All pictures in my gallery (except Blue Tit) were taken using this combination, take a look:

My Gallery

As for the lens? I love it. No regrets.
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Old Wednesday 23rd February 2005, 10:22   #3
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Anybody using the Minolta 7d and 200-500 Tamron for Bird Photography?
Any Opinions would be most welcome.

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I have the Minolta D7 and its an amazing piece of kit. Use it with a Sigma 400mm and a Sigma 100-300mm at the moment.

My gallery photos either old scans from Africa or recent stuff taken with the D7.

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Old Wednesday 23rd February 2005, 13:57   #4
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rezMole and Mike Pennington, Thank you, You have Great Pictures to be proud of, Just a couple of questions, rezMole the Tamron 200-500 Lens how is it when Hand Held at the 500 end of it's range? Mike the Minolta 7d do you have to adjust many Images from the camera or is it fairly consistent in it's exposures ?

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Old Wednesday 23rd February 2005, 15:22   #5
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rezMole and Mike Pennington, Thank you, You have Great Pictures to be proud of, Just a couple of questions, rezMole the Tamron 200-500 Lens how is it when Hand Held at the 500 end of it's range? Mike the Minolta 7d do you have to adjust many Images from the camera or is it fairly consistent in it's exposures ?

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Exposure looks very good to me. Maybe slightly on the dark side at times but they make nice intense saturated images. Only had it a few weeks and still playing with the settings.
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Old Wednesday 23rd February 2005, 18:19   #6
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Minolta 7d

Thanks for your Opinion,The AS as well, puts this in good stead coupled with the Tamron 200-500 Lens. Spring is on it's way although it don't look like it at the moment! Birds Singing, sunshine,A Few Warbler Pics,Bring it on!

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Another Dynax 7D & Tamron user

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Anybody using the Minolta 7d and 200-500 Tamron for Bird Photography?
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I've just got hold of the Tamron lens and am off to Minsmere this Sunday to test it. I love the ability of the 7D to allow hand held pictures at 500mm in bright sunlight.
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Old Sunday 18th September 2005, 19:29   #8
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Hope you had a good day!

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I've just got hold of the Tamron lens and am off to Minsmere this Sunday to test it. I love the ability of the 7D to allow hand held pictures at 500mm in bright sunlight.
Hi Leicaman, Just read your post, Minsmere a good place with those hides close to the scrapes like that, How was it? Let us know how you got on.

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Hi Leicaman, Just read your post, Minsmere a good place with those hides close to the scrapes like that, How was it? Let us know how you got on.

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Cloudy, so some of my pictures came out dull. A quick dose of Paintshop Pro 9 improved them. All pictures taken from the east hide. No birds really close but the best three pictures are on my Gallery. http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/.../11164/cat/500

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Old Wednesday 21st September 2005, 14:33   #10
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Well Done!

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Cloudy, so some of my pictures came out dull. A quick dose of Paintshop Pro 9 improved them. All pictures taken from the east hide. No birds really close but the best three pictures are on my Gallery. http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/.../11164/cat/500

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Good Pictures Leicaman, I think both the camera and lens are a good combination and your pics show that, Well done.

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Old Sunday 5th March 2006, 23:23   #11
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I have the Minolta D7 and its an amazing piece of kit. Use it with a Sigma 400mm and a Sigma 100-300mm at the moment.

My gallery photos either old scans from Africa or recent stuff taken with the D7.

http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/...0/ppuser/10291

Mike,
I have had my K/M 7D for several months now and am very pleased. I'm using a Sigma 400mm APO also and I find that it is adequately sharp, especially when stopped down. How does your Sigma 400 lens compare to your 100-400mm zoom that you took to Panama? I especially liked your canopy pictures of the toucans that you took with that lens.
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