Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Say Hello to My Not-So-Little Friend

Recently, it was Christmas in August for me!

Seth agreed to give me my Christmas present early - really early - this year.
So, I got this lens:

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens

It's certainly not an expensive lens at $150, but it got rave reviews.

To be honest, I'm a little disappointed.
I wanted $1500 performance at a $150 price!!
(joking...there's obviously a reason it's "cheap")

It does not have AV, which I think is my biggest complaint. And since I apparently have the shakiest hands in the Midwest, I'll just have to use a tripod for my macro shots.

That said, I think there's always a period of adjustment and learning.
After all, I wasn't too happy with my Nikon D3000 when I first got it, but now that I've learned how to use it, I love it!


  1. Cool!!! Congrats and happy EARLY birthday!

  2. I hope you give us another review when you've used it for a while. I've been looking at sigma lenses, too.

  3. ohhhh, I love early Christmas presents !!!

  4. Suh-weet! :D Congratulations or should I say Merry CHRISTmas?! :D

  5. Holy lens Batman! That thing is gigantic - I looooove it! And I think you must have the "2nd" most shakiest hands in the Midwest. I'm certain I've got you beat in that area. ;-) Can't wait to see some macros!! (Did you tell me the other day that you already had a macro lens...hmm, maybe I'm confusing that conversation with someone else)... Anyway, congratulations!! It's so fun to get new stuff!

  6. I love new lenses, I have all of "one" extra. LOL But I use it as my primary.

    I thought you had a higher end camera than a D3000. Just assumed it I guess. You are fabulous with it. I have a D40 (supposedly the same camera different model number) so now I have no excuses for my lackadaisical photography methods.

  7. What do you mean you aren't happy with it?? I just got one and am curious what your tips were?!? I haven't had a lot of time to mess around with it yet.

  8. Wow! What a new toy you have there. It should be, my-not-so-long friend. Oh dear I hope I can save up as well to upgrade my DSLR. I need a new one.

  9. Will be fun to see your images. I can't image holding still enough for that long of a lens though.

  10. Merry Christmas! Look forward to hearing how it goes for you!

  11. Oh wow. That is a big lens! I would probably have the shakiest hands in the south with that. I'm glad you got it though and you will grow to love it...lots. :)


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