Sigma 70-300 APO - Dusk/Dawn

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I've been taking a few snaps of a robin at fairly low light in the garden recently using the 70-300mm APO DG (along with 350D).

At 200-300mm I usually try for 1/320 - 1/500s to get a reasonably sharp image. That means I have to operate at ISO 1600 (ISO 800 at the least), and use F6.3.

It usually means that the images aren't that great. Here are two examples from last Saturday when it was mid-afternoon, but very cloudy. Both were taken at 214mm, and the images are 50% crops so you can see the detail a bit better.

Robin1.jpg


Robin2.jpg


They're ok, but I would really like to have a sharp and useable 200mm in low-light. Thinking about the Canon 70-200mm F4 really! Then I could shoot at F4 and get sharper images, and at ISO400 too! :D
 
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