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  1. the black fox

    Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast

    dippers can be found at loggerheads country park ,just above mold n.wales .usually in the stream in front of the visitor centre, goosanders can be found at llyn padern by llanberris but thats quiet a long drive ,raven sometimes in my front garden LOL
  2. the black fox

    Canon to Nikon - D500 + 200-500

    The one thing you have left out of the equation is the older 1D series cameras ,I used and loved a 1 Dmkiii for a few years ,and coupled with a sigma 150-600 sport got some outstanding images ,when that finally gave up the ghost I switched to a 80D also a very capable camera and extremely good...
  3. the black fox

    Canon 80D?

    i have had the 80d for around 3-4 months now ,so lets go through my findings ,dynamic range is awesome ,allowing lots of pics to be pulled back from obscurity ,i.s.o range up to date the highest i have used is 5000 iso in dark woodland ,the resulting image after normal noise reduction techniques...
  4. the black fox

    Sigma 600mm Mirror

    manual focus only ,totally no use for birds at all ,you would be fed up with it in a month ,something like a sigma 80-400 os ,or sigma 150-500 os can be picked up cheaply these days and give the reach with moderate to good quality to
  5. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    still love my sports model .the more i use it the more i love it
  6. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    just done a large crop (2.6mp ) of a puffin launch off at bempton cliffs ,1dmk3 10mp,sigma 150-600mm sport ,hand held .spent a fair bit of time correcting blue (reflected sea/sky) colour cast on the cliffs quite pleased with this result .
  7. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    The Dropbox idea would be great in a ideal world steve ,but not everyone would comply so that's out of the window ,I have always tried to be truthfull in my views on my lens ,it's not been a simple bolt on and shoot and go with the sport it has taken time to learn it , along the way I have...
  8. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    Perhaps we should take up knitting covers for super zoom lenses mic ,we could also do spectacle cases for certain people to put there rose tinted glasses in LOL
  9. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    His Nikon gear is going back to Nikon today for the second time in two weeks for re.calibration ,as I said he is not a happy bunny . Personally I think I will sell up and take up knitting as my photos are so bad
  10. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    Isaac All those shots are extremely soft and over enhanced ,yet you have the cheek to rip into other people's shots ,.i also think that you link to Flickr just to get your viewing numbers up on there . About time the mods did something about your vitriol it's getting boring now
  11. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    no i won't publish them paul you will have to take my word for it .might cause trouble ,he is not a happy bunny at the moment ,and as to the second part again nope equal but not surpass .
  12. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    couple of shots from yesterday ,had a head to head with my lad ,my 1d3 10mp and 70d 20mp and the sigma lens -v- his nikon d810 36mp and 500mm f4vr plus 1.4tc ,the results have even blown me away theres approximately a 5 to 6k price differential there but the sigma blew him out of the water .i...
  13. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    couple more the gannets with the 1d3 and the pippit with the 70d .cant really knock i.q from either
  14. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    some more shots from this evening after the rain cleared ,again sigma lens and 1D4
  15. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    some i post on here haven't yet gone on flickr paul ,yes i always have O.S switched on as 99% of the time i hand hold,using a 1D series camera i use a a/f method known as the ring of fire for b.i.f as long as the backgrounds clear it works perfectly
  16. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    puffin and gannet
  17. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    a friend has lent me his canon 1D mk4 for the weekend to evaluate ,the first couple of test shots on the obligatory seagulls look good to me ,just bolted the lens on and away no other adjustments needed .certainly improves the i.q instantly ,just now need to test properly on a 7d2 to find out...
  18. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    couple more one from the holiday of the meadow pippit on a post and a female reed bunting from yesterday ,which i managed to grossly over expose but pull back in p.p
  19. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    never been one to sit on my laurels chris ,a mate of mine is lending me his 1D4 for the weekend ,we shall see o:D
  20. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    Cheers Isaac ,nothing different at all I have been trying to tell you for six months the weather conditions on my side of the u.k have been terrible ,now you can actually see the difference it makes it's still bad here today .hopefully there's high pressure coming in for the weekend
  21. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    i nearly fell off my chair in shock when i read this ,a compliment from isaac WOW :t: :-O anyway another from bempton cliffs ,strong onshore winds brought them in over the paths ,only the second time in five years i have had those perfect conditions
  22. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    just back from 10 days away not much changes on here does it same old rhetoric ,ah well sods law i suppose . a few shots from my hols nice clear light conditions on the east coast ,so different to the muggy weather we have had my side of the country all year so far ,these shots taken with the...
  23. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600

    Limited access so a quick reply ,I really don't know but I can't afford to waste any more time on it
  24. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    the trouble is without wanting to sound snobbish ,once you have had a top end camera its hard to go back to lower spec and not miss it
  25. the black fox

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    think you would have to go above that level for decent a/f paul
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