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Thinking of selling Sigma 105-500 for Canon 100-400l...

 
EtherealZee
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May 02, 2012 06:56 |  #16

My 100-400 was tack sharp at 100% crop @ 400mm. I still shed a little tear every time I remember that I had to sell it...

For the record, push/pull was a fantastic feature...

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May 21, 2012 05:19 as a reply to  @ EtherealZee's post |  #17

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I've decided I'm going to hang on to it a little longer :D


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May 21, 2012 07:32 |  #18

I had the Sigma 150-500 OS and the Canon 100-400 IS L and decided to sell one as I only had 1 body to use at the time. After a lot of testing I decided to keep the Sigma as it was the best of the 2 IMO. The IQ is very similar at the full extension, the OS/IS of the Sigma is much much better and the AF speed is very similar. I found the Sigma to be very sharp wide open and it seemed to handle failing light better than the Canon too. Maybe I got a good Sigma and a bad Canon but at f8 there was virtually no difference in quality.
I got this with a Canon 5DMkIII and Sigma 150-500 OS, taken at 1/800, ISO 1000 wide open at f6.3 @ 500mm, at a distance of around 35 feet. It's a Jpeg SOOC taken in April and just heavily cropped. No other PP at all.

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EOS 5D MkIII, EOS 70D, EOS 650D, EOS M, Canon 24-70 f2.8L MkII, Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS MkII, Canon 100 f2.8L Macro, Canon 17-40 f4L IS, Canon 24-105 f4L IS, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 85 f1.8, Canon 50 f1.4, Canon 40 f2.8 STM, Canon 35 f2, Sigma 150-500 OS, Tamron 18-270 PZD, Tamron 28-300 VC, 580EX II Flash, Nissin Di866 MkII Flash, Sigma EM 140 Macro Flash and other bits.

  
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May 21, 2012 07:40 |  #19

From having extensively used the Sigma 150-500mm OS lens, there are no complaints from here.

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Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE

Focal Length: 229.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: none
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IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
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Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
ISO equiv: 320
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

Of course, different people have different needs from equipment and a different lens may be more useful for birding than for the comparatively-larger and slower subjects shown here.

slwx wrote in post #14348829 (external link)
Was just wondering, lately I've been using my Sigma


150-500 OS a LOT. I often take it out with me to shoot wild birds, as well as garden birds. I've also got a Sigma 1.4x extender.

I was wondering, would it be worth selling these, sacrificing the 100mm and buying the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM?




  
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May 21, 2012 08:36 as a reply to  @ EtherealZee's post |  #20

I can't speak for the 100-400, but one of the first things I did when I bought my 100/5.6 was print out a lens test chart and do some sharpness comparisons with my Sigma 150-500.
I shot with the Sigma at 500mm - of course the Sigma images were larger than those from the 400, but even when cropped and printed the same size, the shots from the 400 were significantly sharper.


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May 21, 2012 09:15 |  #21

DC Fan wrote in post #14462509 (external link)
From having extensively used the Sigma 150-500mm OS lens, there are no complaints from here.


IMAGE NOT FOUND
| Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
ISO equiv: 320
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

Of course, different people have different needs from equipment and a different lens may be more useful for birding than for the comparatively-larger and slower subjects shown here.



all very true, one of the reasons I choose the 100-400 over the sigmas was for sports, people, events, etc. (not birds) and looking in the sports section the 100-400 pics just looked better on comparable bodies.
( Your pics not withstanding! )

Or perhaps I've fallen in the L trap myth and I can't get up
or I'm seeing stuff that's not there


a random pic with the 100-400 and XSi (450D)
250mm f5.0 (cropped)


IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/6931518192_26e222fe2a_b.jpg



  
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