Rehabbing and shooting old equipment is fun but I love this camera. The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM is no slouch either.
Wandering around Nob Hill always provides plenty of photo opportunities.
The street shots are aperture priority. Sometimes the f values are strange because the lens stops down at different zoom levels.
I’ve always wanted to climb up and get a photo of this alien sign sitting on top of a hoodoo. I was off for Veteran’s Day but went to LA for a benefit run so I stopped on the way back and finally did it.
They say the best camera is the one you have with you. I happened to have a really good camera with me. And stopping to photograph the alien put me in the right place at the right time to meet Mr. Hawk.
I didn’t trust myself not to blow the opportunity so I set the camera to “Auto”. Handheld at 250mm zoom (400mm equivalent on a full-frame camera) tracking a flying bird — I’d say the image stabilization on the Sigma lens works pretty well.
Another right place at the right time shot. I was googly-eyed from staring at the computer all day and got up to walk around and change my eyes’ focal length for a while. My boss said, “go home”. I took her up on it and I’m glad I did.
There’s a bit of falloff at the corners. It’s easy to correct with post-processing but I kind of like it in these pictures.