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Old 28th of June 2007 (Thu)   #1
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Default Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC

Well, I'm sure more and more people will get this lens after seeing Nick_C's thread (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=291362)

I just picked it up so I'd like to see other's post shots they've taken with this lens, seems like a great lens for the price!
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Old 29th of June 2007 (Fri)   #2
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Here are some of my first shots taken with this lens, im even using it on my 5D with pretty good results so far, tack sharp at 55-160mm with a decent sharpness at 200mm.











The above shots were taken using my 350D, below is a 100% crop from a recent shot taken using the 55-200 on the 5D, yes its a full frame lens at bargain basement price!



Its exactly this level of sharpness wideopen as well, stopping down doesnt seem to effect sharpness on this lens, I stopped down on this shot for DOF as its pretty narrow at 200mm F5.6.

Anyone else have any shots?

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Old 29th of June 2007 (Fri)   #3
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Here is a more recent shot taken just the other day with the 55-200 on the 5D, the 55mm end is much more usable on the 5D rather than on a 350D or a 30D as its a true 55mm so its much wider, of course you do lose on the 200mm end but the 5D captures so much more detail than any other camera I have ever use (350D, 30D) its worth it, im a landscape photographer anyway so it matches my needs much better.



The colour isnt quite up to the standard on my 24-105L lens but that costs considerably more.

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Old 2nd of October 2007 (Tue)   #4
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This thread needs to fill up with great photos from this great lens. I LOVE the performance of this lens along with its size and weight. Feels like you have a kit lens on your camera when in reality you have some reach.

Here is just a quick shot from a butterfly exhibit the other day - no post processing on this whatsoever, right out of the camera. Will post more...





Canon EOS 10D
Focal length 176 mm
Exposure 1/500 at f/8
Flash Not fired
Exposure bias -2/3 EV
ISO speed ISO 200
Metering mode Average

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Old 2nd of October 2007 (Tue)   #5
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Cloudy day, through gates:


I really enjoy this lens, it's a wonderful 'first telephoto' for me. And it's made me a Sigma fan. Will have no hesitation buying my next lens- the 17-70!
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Really nice shot gorby...
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Old 3rd of October 2007 (Wed)   #7
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Thanks bauerman.

I kinda like this shot too, from the same day:



Not what I'd call tack sharp or anything, but it came out ok considering the circumstances-- again, cloudy, behind dim cage, jittery thing that doesn't hold still for second (tallest flying bird), and me MFing the lens.
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Another good one Gorby.

I just returned from a trip to San Diego (with this being the only lens that I took with me) and was very pleased with its performance and its light weight and ease of carrying.

Here is a shot captured at the San Diego Wild Animal Park with the Sigma 55-200mm ...at 200mm I might add where I spent most of this day - fully zoomed.


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Nice dude! I'm itching to get to the LA Zoo one of these days.

(I shot the others on vacation)
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I love shooting at zoos - great photographic fodder all in a nice compact space. The San Diego Wild Animal Park is a whole different story though - the way they have that park set up the photo ops are wonderful as most of the time you can get unobstructed views of the animals as they are in large paddocks rather than in chain link cages. They even offer photo tours (which I could not take this time) that take you out into the field for even better shots.

We did the San Diego Zoo as well which is wonderful in its own right. Shooting the pandas there was a great experience. All with my trusty, small, compact, light, sharp Sigma 55-200mm !
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Another one from the Wild Animal Park last week fully zoomed with the Sig 55-200:


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I had this thread added to the lens archive "sticky" at the top of the lens forum.
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Here is another shot taken with the Siggy 55-200 at the San Diego Zoo - they only had one panda out the day we were there, but it was great to view and photograph this wonderful animal.
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Holly Crap! and to think I just about smoked $500+ for a 70-200 f/4 L ??

when I can get this lens off AIR MILES for FREE

anyone with some action shots? auto's, birds in flight anything?
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Holly Crap! and to think I just about smoked $500+ for a 70-200 f/4 L ??

when I can get this lens off AIR MILES for FREE

anyone with some action shots? auto's, birds in flight anything?
Its a very underated lens, infact I dont think many people have even tried this lens, assuming that because of the price its bound to be rubbish, but its actually quite good.

The only bird in flight shot I did with the lens was the one on my previous post, scroll up to the top of the page, that seagull shot is uncropped.

Its one of Sigmas best bargains, as a bonus its also a full frame compatible lens, Sigma state its for APS-C bodies only, but someone made a blunder with the marketing as ive used it on the 5D with great results
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