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May 18, 2016 16:39 |  #1321

I bought one to see if it can shoot radio control events and the season is finally here. Weather was very dull most of the day until the rain arrived as per the forecast but I did get to try it on both my 1D4 & 7D2. Lens has the original firmware it was shipped with & that's where I wanted to be for my first test. When I bought it Sigma Canada had a special on which included getting the dock free using a mail in /or email coupon which was the incentive I needed because new firmware had been announced which should be good for my needs. As time goes by my panning will get back to par (I'm rusty from the winter off season) & I'll be fine tuning the lens if I feel a need but I have just upgraded to the new firmware for this weekends event. Samples are from jpg's with minor exposure adjustments but only in camera sharpening. I do shoot large fine jpg + RAW but rarely use the RAW for the event albums (which are on line at a low resolution for sharing). RAW's get used when a print is needed or when sent for publishing which isn't that often & it's usually in a non profit magazine I supply photos to, but last year a few were used in a couple of major publications. First 3 are from my 7D2 then 3 from the 1D4.

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May 18, 2016 17:14 |  #1322

Well, that lens got you close enough that these look life size!


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May 18, 2016 18:04 |  #1323

I'm very impressed with it for now & expect that to grow. The weather forecast for this weekend's event is sunny most of the day so I'm looking to get some new samples which I'll add too. As the season get going I'll run this lens through several sessions with planes of various sizes & some (usually war birds) will be flying rather low but at full power, Hopefully I'll get my panning back to par with the extra weight in my hands. It does get heavy after a few hours on the flight line but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

Edited to add that the one problem I'm having with this lens is the twist zoom. I've been shooting push / pull zooms for the last 8 years & now need to learn to twist to zoom, and in what direction to go longer plus remember it takes quite a twist to get from 150 mm to 600 mm or the reverse.


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May 18, 2016 19:07 |  #1324

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May 18, 2016 19:09 |  #1325


Great shot!... but, no branch obstructing his face or body?? Strange!


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May 18, 2016 19:22 |  #1326

Immaculens wrote in post #18011511 (external link)
Great shot!... but, no branch obstructing his face or body?? Strange!

HA you mean like this. I was trying to get it earlier

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May 18, 2016 20:06 |  #1327

05Xrunner wrote in post #18011369 (external link)
I just find it funny. Going to have to relocate the feeder now LOL

Fat squirrels are devilish :D maybe grease on the cable for make it slippery???


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May 19, 2016 08:52 as a reply to Immaculens's post |  #1328

Very unusual for sure!


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May 19, 2016 10:06 |  #1329

Ahem, speaking of camera bags.. :rolleyes:

Just thought I'd let you all know, if it is of interest, the only messenger bag I have encountered that will fit (just barely) this 150-600mm lens attached to a body, is the Thinktank retrospective 20.
Despite it's relatively low rank in number (vs. 30, 40, or 50) which does in fact relate directly to overall size (50 being the biggest overall) the 20 happens to be the tallest of the bunch! (and narrowest, so it does feel much smaller than say the 40)

Anyway, one can fit a body mounted with it ready to use in the retrospective 20. I've even done so with a full sized 1D4. The camera is a little proud at the top, but the huge velcro flap when closed makes this unnoticeable.


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May 19, 2016 10:13 |  #1330

Another two shoot:

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May 19, 2016 10:21 |  #1331

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18012033 (external link)
Ahem, speaking of camera bags.. :rolleyes:

Just thought I'd let you all know, if it is of interest, the only messenger bag I have encountered that will fit (just barely) this 150-600mm lens attached to a body, is the Thinktank retrospective 20.
Despite it's relatively low rank in number (vs. 30, 40, or 50) which does in fact relate directly to overall size (50 being the biggest overall) the 20 happens to be the tallest of the bunch! (and narrowest, so it does feel much smaller than say the 40)

Anyway, one can fit a body mounted with it ready to use in the retrospective 20. I've even done so with a full sized 1D4. The camera is a little proud at the top, but the huge velcro flap when closed makes this unnoticeable.

Fits in my Lowepro Fastpack 250... barely fits! But not my body... lol


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May 19, 2016 11:48 |  #1332

Fits my lowepro tracker II with body attached no prob still with plenty of room for my other lenses and ext flash.


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May 19, 2016 13:58 |  #1333

Still playing with the lens in our garden, Still loving this lens :-)


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May 19, 2016 16:32 |  #1334

Pic 1 CG Landing on Water (with apologies to Neil Young)
Pic 2 Egret at the lake

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May 19, 2016 16:34 |  #1335

Great details ~

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