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Now that some of our members have it:
Show us what it can do... :D

Jun 04, 2008 18:23
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Lens is 10 minutes old but I got a good feeling its gonna be a keeper lens!

800mm equivalent with stabilizer. Cant be beat in price!

First shot taken with lens, Not a great shot but happy with the performance so far.

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Looking good, can't wait to see more! :D

Just curious, does this lens AF at 500mm on a 350D?

Jun 04, 2008 18:38 as a reply to post 5660973

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Yes, it does.

Its only using TC's going over f/5.6 that cause AF problems.

Jun 04, 2008 18:48

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any with a 40D??

that's what I'd use it with so I'm interested!!!

I can't wait for more pics!!!

Jun 04, 2008 20:16 as a reply to evandavies's post 1 hour earlier.

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iplayazi wrote in post #5660961external link
Lens is 10 minutes old but I got a good feeling its gonna be a keeper lens!

800mm equivalent with stabilizer. Cant be beat in price!

First shot taken with lens, Not a great shot but happy with the performance so far.
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Looks good to me. Got any more? How about some 100% crops unprocessed?

Jun 04, 2008 21:42

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thats looking really good...

Jun 04, 2008 21:53

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and i had just made up my mind on the 120-400. time to rethink.

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I just received my new Sigma. Went outside and walked around the house to get some bird photos but found none only a dragonfly ..

XTi; 500mm; f/8; 1/320s; ISO400

Unedited RAW resized and saved as JPG..

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100% crop from image above..

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XTi; 500mm; f/8; 1/20s; ISO1600. AF worked really well in low light indoors. Added a tiny amount of sharpening to this otherwise just resized image..

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Tomorrow, I will hopefully have more time to get some nicer photos.

Jun 05, 2008 01:10

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drkstang00 wrote in post #5661021external link
Just curious, does this lens AF at 500mm on a 350D?

Although it is f 6.3 it only reports f5.6 to the camera so it will AF on any body (this is the same as other Sigma f6.3 lenses like the bigma)

Jun 05, 2008 02:30

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so far these have been the sharpest photos I have seen. I think peple are shooting too far away with the lens and cropping too much and this is making them look soft.
Thats my opinion I don't know if this is the case but up until now I was no where near impressed.

Jun 05, 2008 09:01

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Got mine 2 days ago but weather has been too awful to use. Just got home and took the following shot of a lime on a tree in my garden. "Quick fix and Auto Sharpen" in Photoshop Elements 5. Not too sure yoet but hopefully tomorrow if weather good, will take for a walk in local nature reserve (Bird Shots).

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Gliderparentntn wrote in post #5664819external link
so far these have been the sharpest phots I have seen. I think peple are shooting too far away with the lens and cropping too much and this is making them look soft.
Thats my opinion I don't know if this is the case but up until now I was no where near impressed.

I agree. One of the posters comments on another thread was that it appeared sharper at macro distances and softer at infinity, but they did not state the range that the near-infinity-focus shots were taken. Depending on atmospheric (especially humidity) conditions, many of the shots could have been softened by diffusion. Some people forget that when the air is saturated, the long shots are going to be noticeably softer than macro shots.

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this lens looks like it might be shaping up to be a pretty good performer and especially for the price

Jun 05, 2008 09:46 as a reply to AngryCorgi's post 15 minutes earlier.

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Is it true that at 300-500mm the max is f6.3?

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