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Dec 06, 2014 12:07 as a reply to  @ post 17315931 |  #31

i never used the case, i would use a backpack with the camera mounted on the lens...but that was typically hiking for a few miles to use it...congrats on the lens


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Dec 06, 2014 12:41 |  #32

I just carry mine /camera in hand lens resting on arm walk for miles like that and it is always ready for the unexpected shot
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Dec 06, 2014 19:33 |  #33

Mine is either in my flipside sport backpack, hanging by my side (body attached) on a Black Rapid strap or on a monopod over my shoulder. Depends on how I feel and where I am.




  
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Dec 07, 2014 10:19 |  #34

I carry it around the woods or at the zoo by mostly hand holding (cradling).

If in a bag, I have a few waist pack or backpack, but prefer off camera in a long lens bag without the collar (put it on latter) using on a Lowepro S&F belt.

I also have the arca-swiss on the tripod foot and have used an old version of the Kirk SS-1 Security Strap.

Carrying "around the neck" I use a Op/Tech Dual harness with the lens lock on to prevent LC.

I would have linked, but with the change of the web site I haven't figured out how yet.


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Dec 07, 2014 15:09 |  #35

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Dec 07, 2014 16:31 as a reply to  @ WhidbeyHiker's post |  #36

I certainly hope you got a better copy than the one I got. The IQ was pretty good but the OS, as Sigma calls it, was horrible. It was almost, no totally, un-useable. It got sent to Sigma who "repaired" and updated the firmware under warranty. They sent it back and it was no different or better.
With the OS off it was an OK lens but I wanted it for hummingbirds.
I since sold it and yes clearly stating I didn't think the OS was right and bought the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8.
It is a fantastic lens and does accept the 1.4x TC very well which the 150-500mm does not at all.

Hope you have better luck.


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Dec 07, 2014 17:02 |  #37

ebiggs wrote in post #17318851 (external link)
I certainly hope you got a better copy than the one I got. The IQ was pretty good but the OS, as Sigma calls it, was horrible. It was almost, no totally, un-useable. It got sent to Sigma who "repaired" and updated the firmware under warranty. They sent it back and it was no different or better.
With the OS off it was an OK lens but I wanted it for hummingbirds.
I since sold it and yes clearly stating I didn't think the OS was right and bought the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8.
It is a fantastic lens and does accept the 1.4x TC very well which the 150-500mm does not at all.

Hope you have better luck.


OS is a little noisy but appears to be working fine. The vast majority of my shots are handheld. Couple more, one of these was panning with OS on.


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Dec 08, 2014 09:59 |  #38

It certainly looks like you got a good one. I am so glad you did :lol: as I did like mine without OS on.
Good luck with yours and keep shooting!


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Dec 08, 2014 10:43 as a reply to  @ WhidbeyHiker's post |  #39

Here is a quick sample of mine with OS off. You can see for what it is this is pretty good?


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Very limited PS done. Just a little sharping and crop to 5x7. I will assume yours will be at least this good.
If the OS worked, I would have kept it.

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Jan 01, 2015 02:58 |  #40

I have had mine for a week now, very happy with it. Great lens for the money

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Nov 20, 2015 19:11 |  #43

Steller Jay.


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