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I sent him out to get milk....

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by HeatherTheVet, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    ... he came back with the Sigma 100-300mm lens. I've ordered an adapter ring (non AF) so I guess we'll have to wait and see. It's quite tidy for a long lens.

    Anybody got one/had one / know what I should do with it?
     
  2. me too

    Pick me up one too.
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thats hilarious, you lucky thing. Birds and wildlife.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    What camera will the Sigma be mounted on? I have a Lumix 100-300 for my micro four-thirds kit. It's my go-to lens for wildlife.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    *yells to wife 'hey honey, we need some milk', then crosses fingers*
     
  6. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    I went to the store for milk tonight


    Spent nearly 2 hours and nearly $200


    Forgot milk.......
     
  7. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Shoot!

    Gary

    PS- Shoot everything, shoot flowers, shoot wildlife, shoot ponies, shoot landscapes, shoot everything. The best thing about a super-duper lens, is to use the super-duperness of the lens for stuff you wouldn't normally think to shoot with your super-duper lens.

    G
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    :rofl:
     
  9. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    My husband is sending me out for a tiller attachment for his weed whip, you think.. if I come back with a lens he will be okay with that? I have a feeling if I send him for his own stuff he'd come back with his own stuff. Quandary.
     
  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    come in and look confused "so whyd you want this lens..??? i kinda figured you woulda wanted a tiller attachment... werent you gonna do yard work?"and set it down and walk away from it

    itll confuse him... lol
     
  11. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

    512
    Jul 31, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Michael
    I had one, gave it to my daughter in law. She stopped by to borrow some milk.

    I used it for wildlife.

    Whistle Pigs
    8-2006_0135-L.
     
  12. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Ah, much goodness. So people like this one then?

    As always it will be strapped to the NEX at a jaunty angle, ready to fall forwards in a battle of willpower versus gravity.

    If it is a happy little lens it will replace a couple of massive clunky wobbly ones. Good fun but impractical or willing to change focal length at the breath of a midgie on the barrel.

    I'm in the middle of some financial jiggery pokery, so I am hoping hoping praying hoping that all the current crazy working will slow and allow my head a bit of a break to do other stuff again. Photos and music mainly.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Heather, it's never clear to me what language you speak, but just keep it going. Your own version of the Queen's English mixed with your particular jazzy take on hipster riffing always keeps me tuned in.

    p.s. - will we ever get another video clip of your music skills?
     
  14. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    +1

    Luke, I think she's speaking Dog, loosely translated to English via Gaelic.
     
  15. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I'm a big fan of jiggery pokery. I was talking to someone on Blip about how we'll lose these lovely sayings if we don't keep them alive :)
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    and here I thought she was improvising.....
    "Origin of JIGGERY-POKERY
    probably alteration of Scots joukery-pawkery, from jouk to dodge, cheat + pawk trick, wile"
     
  17. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Also: "Beware the jabberwock..."
     
  18. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Have you wibble wobbled any pictures with it yet? Or is your nex quivering in the corner thinking "heck Heather, that beastie is no getting anywhere near me"? Mind it might be a good midgie deterrent!
     
  19. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Well Luke, I speak a mix of Scots and English with lots of colloquial bits thrown in (most Scots do), and add phrases from travelling. I also make bits up as I go along. I think my favourite addition is the internationally famous "same same but different" (Hinglish for similar) although in our house since Marrakech the way to indicate tongue in cheek quality and one upmanship to anything is to slap the word Berber in front of it.

    "I love you, baby"
    "Yeah, but I REALLY love you"
    "But I BERBER love you"

    Anyway - the adapter came for the midgie repellant 100-300 and the strapping on ceremony commenced. The lens is about 3 times the size of the camera which leads to some interesting dynamics. I've only done hand held or chair propped in the kitchen type shots, one of which I might keep actually, to see what it does and how to handle it. I think the answer to the handling is tripod/stationary object, but it's quick and smooth and easy to use, focus peaking highly effective on the NEX of course. The DOF is pretty shallow on these shots at min focus distance. I'm very pleased, especially as it was £18 in the charity shop. Even better as himself paid for it.

    I can't show you the first shot as it's the husbandly face, but I am thinking of trying it on a night shoot tonight if I can organise myself adequately - There's more I want to do underneath the previously featured motorway but the next few shots I think have to be from the other side of a busyish road. Long lens will be perfect. I'll also have the fast50 as it worked best before and I thought I'd try the 16mm native from v close up.

    New toys are great aren't they?
     
  20. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather