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Feb 24, 2016 11:08 |  #976

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Loving the activity on here... the Tamron is a worthy adversary and a Very Busy thread and as the Sigma C is equal or better, I find it interesting the Sigma thread is generally only about a 1/3rd the posting activity...

On the other hand the Sigma Sport accounts for a portion perhaps...

the tamron was also out for about a year longer then the Sigma as well


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Feb 24, 2016 11:09 |  #977

No problem at 600 for me.


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Feb 25, 2016 06:33 as a reply to  @ post 17910828 |  #978

I haven't yet... the photo I posted above was taken at 600mm and I used autofocus. Can't remember if I tweaked it or not though...


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Feb 25, 2016 18:27 |  #979

If the lens is pointed at something at infinity, and is currently set close to MFD, or viceversa, the AF system is simply unable to find any pase difference. This is especially true at longer FL's such s 600mm, and affects all lenses of these focal lengths. There are some AF settings in the camera body that affect what will happen in that situation. Either the AF system will drive to the other end of the throw, and try to AF again, or it will do nothing. This is set in one of the Cfn menus.

Personally with my 50D I have AF Drive when focus impossible to OFF. If I am shooting aircraft in flight and I manage to drop the AF point off the subject I do not want it going current focus-MFA-Infinity-original focus distance. With my old Sigma 28-300 at 300mm this process could take 2-3 seconds, although the 160-600 with it's HSM motor is a lot faster moving, the focus throw is still quite long. It is also useful if the sibject passes behind an obstruction while in AI Servo mode. More modern bodies have variable refocusing delays, so having the AF drive setting at off is less important.

So with the AF drive set to off if the lens is very out of focus it just sits there doing nothing. If you don't know about the AF Drive Cfn setting it can look like a lens fault. Even though I deliberatly set mine to off I still forget at times and think bad thoughts when the lens attempts to AF.

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Feb 28, 2016 14:49 |  #981

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Feb 28, 2016 15:02 |  #983

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Feb 28, 2016 16:04 |  #984


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Feb 28, 2016 18:59 |  #985

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Full size and crop. I think this is pretty good for a $1000 lens.

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Feb 29, 2016 07:24 |  #986


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Feb 29, 2016 14:33 |  #987

Really loving this lens! Check out the detail in the feathers and the pads of his feet.

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Feb 29, 2016 17:51 as a reply to  @ Dr.D's post |  #988

Love the shot of the Horned Owl.
I'm ready to jump on this lens.
Ever since my 400mm f5.6 took up new residence at the bottom of a river. I've been looking to replace it with something with a bit more reach.
I know it wont be as sharp, or as light as that prime was. But I think it'll do just fine.

I've been observing a pair of Snowy Owls in my area lately with my 70-200mm, and they have been favorably close, but man is 200 mm extremely limiting.


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Mar 01, 2016 18:59 |  #989

Crescent Moon (hand-held):

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