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BF1-Bs are nice. Best body cap I have ever used.
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I got:
Canon t1i
Tokina11-16mm f/2.8
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.0 HSM OS
Canon ef 50mm f/1.8
Canon Ef-s 55-250mm
Canon ef 100mm Macro.
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What do you think of the Sigma 17-70, out of curiosity?
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post
What do you think of the Sigma 17-70, out of curiosity?
I love it, it's been on my camera since i bought it and it's rarely come off. It does have some draw backs. The non OS version is sharper (to be expected), HSM is what i call gimped hsm which is that the focus ring turns and no full time manual, but other then that no issues with it, I can post sample shots if you want.


Edited by Eagle1337 - 11/23/10 at 7:50pm
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BTW, I got the prints back from Clark Color. Much better than the scans. Properly saturated and MUCH sharper. Really the only bad part was my performance. I didn't get too many good ones out of those rolls. One of the rolls was at a soccer game. I got one keeper from the whole roll. Not looking forward to what I get out of the other two rolls from that game. Manual focus has no place in action sports. My sunsets were pretty good though. Plus the over all exposure is better.

All of that tells me they print from the negative, not the negative scan.
Edited by theCanadian - 11/23/10 at 9:34pm
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The only way I can see manual focus being useable for sports is if you make your DOF large enough pre-focused at a certain point, and wait until someone runs into that sweet spot.
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Pretty much. @ 300 mm with a 35mm frame, you're talking about 2.5-6 feet of sharpness at 50-75 feet @ f/5.6. It's pretty challenging.

It's not too bad for sports like softball and baseball, but it's still hard to grab that shot of the basemen/runners charging the plate.
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It's not too bad for sports like softball and baseball, but it's still hard to grab that shot of the basemen/runners charging the plate.
Well yeah, and you can easily do golf and croquet too. But still, I mean, if you're going to make sports shooting a habit it might be cheaper in the long run to go digital with how many rolls you'd go through with only a few usable shots on them.

I still shoot film sometimes too, but I won't shoot sports with it lol.
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