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Jul 26, 2017 20:51 |  #46

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Love the colors on this lady.

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Aug 02, 2017 07:27 |  #47

Used DPAF liveview on this.
991*991 pixel cropped from original image.. not bad.

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Aug 05, 2017 06:37 |  #48

Just bit the bullet and bought this lovely lens, and these are some of my first "test" shots.

I like the weight and feel of the lens, and if I'm honest I don't miss a tripod mount as I find if anything, it gets in the way when hand-holding my 150-600.
I do find myself inadvertantly knocking the switches though if I'm not careful. OS is good, but not as good as my 150-600 IMHO. Some say it's poor at slow shutter speeds, but I have got two shots (not shown) that are hand-held at 1/15 sec at 400mm with no blur, yet I also have a few shots at 1/500 sec that are blurred due to shake!
I have updated firmware to 1.02 (current at time of posting), but didn't notice any particular difference. I have done lots of tests at different focal lengths and distances, and thus far I don't need to adjust the lens via the dock (which I have had to for my other Sigma lenses).

I have the custom OS settings set as below, and normally keep mine on C1. These are the same as for my 150-600

C1
AF: Fast
Focus: Full
OS: Dynamic

C2
AF: Standard
Focus: Full
OS: Dynamic


And so to the images...

a bit of 'landscape'

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a slightly unusual plant shot that shows some bokeh

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a bit of macro (at about lens min. focal distance - no extension tubes)

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and an obligatory bird shot

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Aug 05, 2017 08:42 as a reply to  @ therobveiller's post |  #49

Same settings I have on mine. This is fast becoming my favorite lens on my 6D. I did have to MFA to +3 on both ends.


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Aug 05, 2017 08:48 |  #50

Whilst not the first lens I'd grab for macro work, it works with Kenko DG extension tubes, these two shots are with a 20mm tube.

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Aug 08, 2017 09:10 |  #51

Even though it was a dull day, I love the way the green from the field was still illuminating the undeside of the buzzard.

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Aug 10, 2017 19:13 |  #52

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Not sure you could ask for much more from this lens.

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Aug 11, 2017 04:50 |  #53

A few from a recent Red Arrows show here in Lyme Regis. I found it performed well at an air-show. As a point of note, it's well worth setting the focus limit to 6m-Inf. instead of Full as the lens will be much quicker to lock-on again if you lose an aircraft from the focus points.

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Aug 13, 2017 08:25 |  #55

I was trying to spot the buzzard frightening the seagulls this morning, but happened to notice this beautifully backlit bee on a plant just to my side and couldn't resist.

A question for other owners of this lens… Do you find that sometimes your OS doesn’t behave as you’d expect? I have my lens set to Dynamic OS, and this normally gives a pretty stable image in the viewfinder when I press the shutter part-way, or use back-button focus. I have however noticed that on occasion I hear the OS “motor” kick-in, but the image in the viewfinder is just as though OS was off. Leave it for a few seconds so that the OS "motor" stops, repeat the process and all is well again. I also seem to be able to make it “not stabilise” consistently by moving the camera/lens about when I fire-up the OS, if I have the camera & lens steady when I fire-up the OS, the OS almost always behaves correctly. I have firmware 1.02 – anyone seen this issue? It’s subtle, but I did notice it during the air show I did a few days ago. It might go some way to explaining the varied reports of poor stabilisation at times. It's most obvious on a crop body with the lens at 400mm and focused on something relatively close, but I’m sure the same issue exists no matter the focal length or subject distance. It is a new OS type and "new algorithm" allegedly, but I have never seen this effect on my 150-600 C with the "old" style tech,

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Aug 13, 2017 15:11 |  #56

No experience with the first problem, but I would expect the OS to not stabilize if moving the camera around.


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Aug 14, 2017 02:48 as a reply to  @ greenjeans's post |  #57

Moving it around a lot was more a case of how to make it repeatably "fail". In use if you for example bring the camera up to your eye to catch a bird you have just spotted and inadvertently press the shutter part-way in that process (which is not uncommon), the OS will never have proper stability no matter how still you hold it for the actual shot. Whereas if you have diligently waited until it's at your eye before you let a finger near the trigger it's fine. An extra step of precaution never experienced with any other lens. Even moderate movement of the camera/lens can set this off in my experience - and it never stabilises what would be normal hand shake as a result unless you let it stop and then restart. The effect is subtle, but once you've noticed it it's difficult to miss, and I believe that's why some of my otherwise steadily held shots of slow moving subjects still exhibit motion blur and some say they only get about 1 stop of OS at 400mm. I am well practiced at holding the Sigma 600mm stable under the same circumstances an don't get this problem at all, so it is something that is not very good on this otherwise excellent lens. Hopefully a firmware update in the future will sort this.




  
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Sep 03, 2017 06:42 |  #60

A sparrow with a moustache :lol:

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