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Jun 08, 2016 07:06 |  #1426

genesimmons wrote in post #18032747 (external link)
hi all,just picked up a used 150-600 con. i have a few questions, on a 70d should i be able to see the os working in the view finder? on my olympus em5 i can see the os very clear in the viewfinder. on my canon 70-200 i can hear the is working,when i have os on or off i don't really see a difference in the view finder.can u hear the os on this model?

As Immaculens said, you need to get the dock and switch the OS to dynamic. That will take care of that issue.

after looking thru this whole thread it seems to get sharp pics on this lens u need to be over 1/1000 sec,higher seems even better is this correct? looking forward to getting some good shots with this new to me lens thanx in advance

That is not correct, although of course a higher shutter speed helps with any lens.

This is at 1/320 handheld.

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Jun 08, 2016 08:16 |  #1427

Well my testing is complete re my primary reason for buying this lens. It has surpassed my expectations even when I tried my best to frame tighter than ever before during high speed passes. The warbirds shown are all making low passes at full throttle & that's well over 100 MPH and most are within 125 feet from my position on the flight line. To address an earlier question we had changing light for quite a while & I could see that some frames with the dark background were underexposed & the lens couldn't go any wider than wide open so I decided to try Auto ISO. What a disaster that was. The camera could not keep up with the fast paced changes to the background & very few frames were usable. These are mostly from the wide end of the lens but I have several shot at the long end too which I'll add once I find them.

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Jun 08, 2016 10:51 |  #1428

cicopo wrote in post #18032929 (external link)
Well my testing is complete re my primary reason for buying this lens. It has surpassed my expectations even when I tried my best to frame tighter than ever before during high speed passes. The warbirds shown are all making low passes at full throttle & that's well over 100 MPH and most are within 125 feet from my position on the flight line. To address an earlier question we had changing light for quite a while & I could see that some frames with the dark background were underexposed & the lens couldn't go any wider than wide open so I decided to try Auto ISO. What a disaster that was. The camera could not keep up with the fast paced changes to the background & very few frames were usable. These are mostly from the wide end of the lens but I have several shot at the long end too which I'll add once I find them.


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jeeezus those are amazing,i hope to get some shots like that with my new to me sigma


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Jun 08, 2016 19:10 |  #1429

Here are some samples from the long end starting with one of my test subjects. This first set starts with the full frame (at screen res), roughly how I'd crop it for my albums & then a 100% crop showing the wing. That wing was signed 2 years ago by the Snowbird pilots & ISS Commander Chris Hadfield. Every year I try to get a shot that's clear enough to read those signatures & this years is very close & next time I'm raising the shutter speed.

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This last photo is of a foamie with roughly a 40 inch wing span. Later in the day it had a mid air collision which destroyed both planes.

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Jun 08, 2016 20:49 |  #1430

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Jun 09, 2016 16:26 |  #1431

Pretty good OS performance.


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Jun 09, 2016 19:25 |  #1432

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Jun 09, 2016 19:31 |  #1433

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Jun 10, 2016 02:57 |  #1434

Did anybody try this lens with teleconverters? If so, how's the image quality?


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Jun 10, 2016 04:58 |  #1435

went to an airshow for a few hours over last weekends long weekend, managed to get a couple of shots.


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Jun 10, 2016 06:58 |  #1436

i was hoping to use mine at an airshow. But the one Airshow they had in the area in a while and it had thunderstorms both days so I never went


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Jun 10, 2016 08:08 |  #1437

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Magpie in flight.

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Jun 10, 2016 08:17 as a reply to  @ Xalanx's post |  #1438

I tried it with the Sigma 1.4. It would only AF I very bright contrast and there was enough image degradation to conclude that cropping was a better alternative. I wound up sending it back.


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Jun 10, 2016 08:19 |  #1439

As an FYI the golden rule when shooting prop planes is to lower the shutter speed to get some prop blur. With full scale that usually means 1/320 max but sometimes certain planes (like that one doing full aerobatics & smoke on) run higher RPM's so 1/400 will work & maybe even 1/500 but that really cutting things close. Engine RPM's are highest on take offs & when performing & lowest on landings & low and slow passes. Many serious aviation photographers use much slower to get a "full disc" view of the prop.


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Jun 10, 2016 10:35 |  #1440

Orogeny wrote in post #18032867 (external link)
As Immaculens said, you need to get the dock and switch the OS to dynamic. That will take care of that issue.That is not correct, although of course a higher shutter speed helps with any lens.

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thanx for in info on this lens,i will give her a go with my 70d and see how she makes out,i have the dock and i have dynamic os for the custom buttons. i am used to seeing os work on my em5 in the electric view finder so its very easy to see.this is much harder to see if its working or not,this is a great thread


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