It’s time to get out of hibernation. So lets review the Westcott 7 Foot Parabolic Umbrella. The winter over here in the Netherlands seem(ed) endless and it still isn’t entirely gone. Anyway, the winter fur in my face has to go shortly.
Though this wasn’t the sole reason for me to purchase the Sigma 17-50 F2.8 EX DC OS HSM a week ago I had to give the OS a try.
One of the results is the image below, where I could disobey the rule of thumb of the minimum shutter speed. In this case I wouldn’t have chosen a shutter speed lower than 1/50 of a second. The reason for this is obvious as the rule of thumb says: if you shoot handheld the maximum focal length of your lens should be the minimum shutter speed that you choose.
In this case this would have meant that I would not have been able to get this smooth water effect.
Have a look at the image, then read the specifications below and be surprised.