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O_Lethal
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Nov 19, 2011 03:26 |  #1

hey guys i know its a while off but im heading across the ditch to Wanaka for the airshow!

now the question is im looking at a sigma 150-500 for the show will the 150 part of the les be short enough for the action? or would i need something smaller for it?

i went to Omaka and my 75-300 was too short but just right for the close runs.

And any thoughts on the 150-500 would be great as well.

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Nov 19, 2011 20:59 |  #2

I'd go with a Sigma 50-500 OS rather than the 150-500 if you used the short end of the 75-300 much. I haven't owned the OS version but the non OS was a versatile lens, but it didn't focus as fast as the 100-400 L.


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Nov 24, 2011 19:24 |  #3

you might want to pop into the Kiwi thread & say hello: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=941671 and see if any of the south island locals can give you a better idea of what focal length works for Wanaka. I've been to Omaka twice but haven't made the trek further south for the Wanaka airshows - another bucket list entry....


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Nov 25, 2011 01:10 |  #4

O_Lethal wrote in post #13421332 (external link)
And any thoughts on the 150-500 would be great as well.

Air show pictures from a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens.

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Focal Length: 267.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
ISO equiv: 125
Exposure Bias: +0.67 EV
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Focal Length: 500.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: +0.33 EV
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Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
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Focal Length: 403.0mm
Aperture: f/13.0
Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB


The Sigma lens is a large and heavy unit, and newcomers to large lenses will need some time to get used to its length and mass. Otherwise, it works well.



  
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Nov 30, 2011 23:03 |  #5

I used a 150-500 a LOT this last year. With some fair results.

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Nov 30, 2011 23:06 |  #6

Didn't think New Zealand still had an air force... :p




  
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Dec 05, 2011 19:20 |  #7

Shadowblade wrote in post #13477711 (external link)
Didn't think New Zealand still had an air force... :p

No Combat Airforce - still have airforce for moving stuff/people around, and martime patrol.

That said - there was an article on the news sites a couple of days ago about the p3 Orions were practicing bombing!! (A civilian pilot flew through the exclusion zone above the range while they were practicing).

OP - I second the jump on the Kiwi thread and asking the local - I know a few have been there themselves.

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Dec 11, 2011 02:37 |  #8

pleb1024 wrote in post #13500442 (external link)
That said - there was an article on the news sites a couple of days ago about the p3 Orions were practicing bombing!! (A civilian pilot flew through the exclusion zone above the range while they were practicing).

you notice the Orions didn't hit anything though, I suspect the paperwork involved had they actually shot something down would be horrendous...


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Jan 30, 2012 07:10 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #9

i kinda forgot about this thread sorry!

but i shall be there i have tickets (well apparently) a place to stay with a pub down the street!

i think i will get a 15-500mm just because it would be a nice addition to my small collection haha

thanks for all the answers and Nmcgrew they are some great photos you have there! kinda jealous to see some planes there that we dont quite get down here, a russian bird would be awesome to see!




  
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