The Beast nailed it!
Well, I was never going to bring up the review that called the Sigma 150-500 mm lens junk again, but I have to. That lens, known as the Beast was responsible for this photo.
You can see the Photomatix watermark, that’s because as the monarch was slowly opening and closing its wings, I missed the exposure slightly. I cloned the original image, lightened it a little, then ran it through Photomatix.
Here’s the original image as it came out of the camera.
I’m getting so picky about my photos, it’s hard for me to believe. I only missed the exposure by 1/3 to 1/2 stop, some may say that I didn’t miss at all. Anyway, in the cloned image that I lightened slightly, the goldenrod flowers were even more blown out, which is why I used Photomatix to even things out a little.
So, never believe any one online review of any piece of photo gear, you need to thoroughly check out any piece of equipment that you’re thinking of purchasing. Any lens that can capture the veins on a monarch’s wing like this, has to be a good one!
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!