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Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Bigmos

 
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Aug 08, 2009 23:27 |  #916

DDCSD wrote in post #8424743 (external link)
Sigma is only putting the EX designation on lenses that have a constant aperture. The 150-500 is an EX lens in every sense of the word, just without having EX on the lens.

It is a better lens than the 50-500. The only reason to get the 50-500 over the 150-500 is if you need the 50mm.


tnx! will be on my shopping list! great for the tracks I'm sure... but the 50 - 500 doesn't have a constant aperture then why the EX?


Edit just read the ex means.. :D

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The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.


so i guess its just the finish?


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Aug 09, 2009 08:08 |  #917

aerosmith9110 wrote in post #8425148 (external link)
tnx! will be on my shopping list! great for the tracks I'm sure... but the 50 - 500 doesn't have a constant aperture then why the EX?


Edit just read the ex means.. :D

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The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.


so i guess its just the finish?

Sigma only started using the constant aperture criteria for the EX designation in the last ~1 1/2 years. The 50-500 has been around since before they decided to do that.


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Aug 09, 2009 12:20 as a reply to  @ DDCSD's post |  #918

what are the max apertures at certain focal lengths with this lens guys?
I have a 100-400, but I could always use more reach... How annoying is the 6.3 on the long end?


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Aug 09, 2009 15:56 |  #919

jacobsen1 wrote in post #8427256 (external link)
what are the max apertures at certain focal lengths with this lens guys?
I have a 100-400, but I could always use more reach... How annoying is the 6.3 on the long end?

It's not that bad. You get used to the f/6.3, but more often than not I stop it down to f/8 for sharpness anyways. I only open it up to f/6.3 if I REALLY need that little bit of light.


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Aug 09, 2009 21:28 |  #920

It's a little annoying, but I get annoyed by f/5.6 too. :)


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Aug 09, 2009 22:47 |  #921

Any more birds in flight shots? I am debating between this lens and the Canon 100-400L lens for my 40D. I really would like to shot some birds and wildlife in my trips and I am on a budget.




  
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Aug 10, 2009 10:56 |  #922

milalic wrote in post #8430245 (external link)
Any more birds in flight shots? I am debating between this lens and the Canon 100-400L lens for my 40D. I really would like to shot some birds and wildlife in my trips and I am on a budget.

If you're on a budget, it's pretty much decided for you! :lol:

You won't regret getting the Bigmos if you do end up choosing it.


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Aug 10, 2009 10:56 |  #923

DDCSD wrote in post #8429848 (external link)
It's a little annoying, but I get annoyed by f/5.6 too. :)

True enough. ;)


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Aug 11, 2009 14:01 |  #924

Back to some samples:

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IMAGE: http://flyingfridge.smugmug.com/photos/614094707_Zxb5Z-M.jpg

IMAGE: http://flyingfridge.smugmug.com/photos/617156758_bFEem-M.jpg

100% crop of above:
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Aug 11, 2009 18:08 |  #925

Good ones, flyingfridge!! Loved #2 and the 100% crop is very sharp.
Which camera and workflow did you use?


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Aug 12, 2009 04:16 |  #926

Alex - thanks for your comments on the photos, glad you liked them.
The 1st image was taken with 450D, 2nd & 3rd with 5D.
Workflow is just converting from RAW, cropping, very small contrast boost and unsharp mask which I believe was something like 0.3, 120% so not much sharpening applied.
Main thing I think is not using a filter as at 86 it is tough to find a decent one!


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Aug 15, 2009 01:46 as a reply to  @ flyingfridge's post |  #927

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Aug 15, 2009 22:01 |  #928

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Aug 16, 2009 09:31 |  #929

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100% Crop:
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3826587084_b9bfeac5a2_o.jpg

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Aug 16, 2009 10:13 |  #930

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I am convinced. After getting a 5D2, I will save up for this lens instead of a 100-400, and I will get other stuff from the money I can save. The 100% sold the lens. Great sharpness!

I'll also not get a filter for it. A normal hoya filter had an effect on sharpness for my 70-200 at 200mm, but not at 70mm.


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