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Jun 25, 2012 01:01 |  #2311

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Anyone know how does this lens perform on a D800+TC??

Hahaha, why yes, yes, I do. lol. Got the Sigma APO DG EX 2x TC for my birthday. Went to ridgefield! Will say, it's a lot harder to use than the bare lens. AF slows down a bit, doesn't track super well, that's for sure. Gotta get the shutter speed up (still getting used to that). All my stuff was hand held, I need a mono pod or something and I think I'd get a much larger keeper rate. However, I got some great ones. Now, this was with D800 and the 120-300 OS and the 2x...at 600mm, this was ISO 3200 as it was dark:

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Jun 25, 2012 01:11 |  #2312

Couple more examples, heh:

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Jun 25, 2012 01:39 as a reply to  @ woos's post |  #2313

nice kingfisher photos Gabe!

I wish I didnt hear so much trouble with the QC on these lenses.
bad AF, bad OS, etc.

I hope its not par for the course. And just seems amplified because of the forum.



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Jun 25, 2012 08:56 |  #2314

jhayesvw wrote in post #14627636 (external link)
nice kingfisher photos Gabe!

I wish I didnt hear so much trouble with the QC on these lenses.
bad AF, bad OS, etc.

I hope its not par for the course. And just seems amplified because of the forum.

Thank you.

Yeah it seems that we're slowly learning what the trade-off is for the relatively low price of this lens.
Yeah, mine has been to Sigma too, for OS repair (replacement I think since they had to order some parts), and the slipping focus fix.
The slipping focus may not affect all copies but I know there have been a few that were defective even when bought new.

I hope mine will keep working properly now and won't have to be sent to Sigma again.


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Jun 25, 2012 09:21 |  #2315

I'm sad to report that the OS in my copy has begun clicking four times (click-click, click-click) every time it engages and disengages. It even clicks when I half-press the shutter with the OS turned off. Everything about the lens still works perfectly, just with additional clicking.


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Jun 25, 2012 11:30 |  #2316

Weird...does the image visibly bounce around or anything? Might be worth calling sigma and sending it in.


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Jun 25, 2012 11:36 |  #2317

hm, another OS failure, maybe it would be interesting to make a poll how much of the 120-300 OS owners have had OS issues.


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Jun 25, 2012 12:00 |  #2318

GMCPhotographics wrote in post #14623665 (external link)
Im trading for a 400mm f2.8 L IS, which is why my 120-300 unfortunatly has to go. Its been a fantastic lens for me.

I would have done same thing for the 400mmf 2.8 IS.:D


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Jun 25, 2012 12:01 |  #2319

Jay T wrote in post #14624018 (external link)
I'm sending mine to sigma monday . The af crapped out yesterday. Had the OS replaced less than six months ago. Its 11 months old now. What else can go wrong with it next. Cost me $50-60 last time to ship. Moday I'll call see if I can get sigma to pay for shipping

This is first I heard. Hope it is isolated incident.


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Jun 25, 2012 13:35 |  #2320

woos wrote in post #14629083 (external link)
Weird...does the image visibly bounce around or anything? Might be worth calling sigma and sending it in.

No bouncing, just clicking. It's under warranty so it's definitely going in.

It's a shame, because it's such a lovely lens.


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Jun 25, 2012 14:14 |  #2321

Gabe I gotta say, those are the best kingfisher pictures I have ever seen posted, ever! I'm curious, what kind of support do you use? I've been hand holding the damn thing, but am thinking it might be time to invest in a monopod at the very least.


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Jun 25, 2012 14:14 |  #2322

Why is this not in the lens sample archive yet?


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Jun 25, 2012 14:17 |  #2323

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1039709


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Jun 25, 2012 14:26 |  #2324

woos wrote in post #14629789 (external link)
Gabe I gotta say, those are the best kingfisher pictures I have ever seen posted, ever! I'm curious, what kind of support do you use? I've been hand holding the damn thing, but am thinking it might be time to invest in a monopod at the very least.

Thank you!
I use either my Manfrotto Digi monopod with one of the RC monopod heads, or I use my Velbon El Carmagne 640 tripod with a Vanguard SBH250 ballhead. Works great. I bought the carbon fiber Velbon from Lensrentals.com during their periodic used gear sale for $100 (normally they went for $250+).

The monopod with the head was only like $60 on Amazon I think.

I could handhold this lens but why kill my arms and back when I'm just sitting and waiting for a bird to show up at a set location :)


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Jun 25, 2012 17:58 |  #2325

bobbyz wrote in post #14629187 (external link)
This is first I heard. Hope it is isolated incident.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Mgmdy4wrkNI (external link) Its not a isolated case. I googled it and this guy posted this video and my lens is doing the same thing. Check out the link


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