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Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 DG - Bigma

 
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Oct 27, 2007 17:43 |  #106

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Nov 05, 2007 18:22 as a reply to  @ Michael Lidski's post |  #107

I was asked by NSWESP to post pictures of the Bigma on my 40D. I just got the 40D today so here is the picture:


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Nov 05, 2007 18:26 as a reply to  @ Tom_D's post |  #108

Here are a couple more of the Bigma on the 40D with a 12 inch ruler. The first is with the lens at 50mm and the second is fully extended at 500mm.


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Nov 05, 2007 18:27 as a reply to  @ Tom_D's post |  #109

woops i remember they asked me too but i forgot to do it - sorry!




  
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Nov 05, 2007 18:37 |  #110

Thanks Tom and no worries Somethingsimple, we are all only human and forget things from time to time lol

The lens itself isnt too huge however with the weight and lack of IS i think i might wait a little while.


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Nov 05, 2007 21:06 |  #111

NSWESP wrote in post #4259701 (external link)
Thanks Tom and no worries Somethingsimple, we are all only human and forget things from time to time lol

The lens itself isnt too huge however with the weight and lack of IS i think i might wait a little while.

its not that heavy cos its quite nicely balanced - used on a monopod its perfect and you can get really pin sharp shots - if you're careful




  
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Nov 05, 2007 22:03 |  #112

NSWESP wrote in post #4259701 (external link)
...The lens itself isnt too huge however with the weight and lack of IS i think i might wait a little while.

I agree that IS would be nice.

I took the lens out in the yard tried to get a picture of the dog (6 lbs. and very active) and didn't come back with one keeper. Now, I have not used the lens in a while and I think most will admit it takes a bit of practice but IS would have been real handy.

I took the Bigma to Alaska and used it a lot, mostly with a monopod and got great pictures with it. I also used it a lot in Yosemite with good luck.

Practice is a requirement for using this lens and a monopod helps a lot.


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Nov 05, 2007 22:15 |  #113

Tom_D wrote in post #4260872 (external link)
I agree that IS would be nice.

I took the lens out in the yard tried to get a picture of the dog (6 lbs. and very active) and didn't come back with one keeper. Now, I have not used the lens in a while and I think most will admit it takes a bit of practice but IS would have been real handy.

I took the Bigma to Alaska and used it a lot, mostly with a monopod and got great pictures with it. I also used it a lot in Yosemite with good luck.

Practice is a requirement for using this lens and a monopod helps a lot.

i dont think the lens is really suited to anything moving at the wide end of the range - flying birds etc its not bad, and still shots at distance its great
but for 'wide' shots id prefer to use something else




  
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Nov 05, 2007 22:17 as a reply to  @ S-S's post |  #114

heres a couple of handheld sunset shots at 500mm


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Jan 07, 2008 09:49 as a reply to  @ S-S's post |  #115

Here are some of the contributions from my side.

Taken with 2X TC mounted and all thru Manual Focussing option only and without Tripod.

1. Common Greenshank:

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2. Stilt :
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3. Red Wattled Lapwing
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Jan 08, 2008 09:08 as a reply to  @ rakesh's post |  #116

Some more with my Bigma 50-500 and 2X TC :

A. Little Stint

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B. Don't like you

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C. Sandpiper with Catch :

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May 09, 2008 04:00 |  #117

So what's the deal with this lens? Some of the shots in this thread are really nice, but the majority are, for lack of a better word, complete ****. Is this lens very variable in quality or is it user error? I'd be gutted to take it home and find images looking like 60+% of this thread.


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May 09, 2008 05:21 as a reply to  @ iamaelephant's post |  #118

its not a point n shoot lens - you have to get used to the weight and know what its capable of, since its also not terribly fast

within its limits it can be really really nice, but its not foolproof




  
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May 09, 2008 06:52 |  #119

iamaelephant wrote in post #5490041 (external link)
So what's the deal with this lens? Some of the shots in this thread are really nice, but the majority are, for lack of a better word, complete ****. Is this lens very variable in quality or is it user error? I'd be gutted to take it home and find images looking like 60+% of this thread.

No, it's an excellent lens, but there is a learning curve, particularly if you are handholding it:

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May 09, 2008 10:07 as a reply to  @ MGW172's post |  #120

this is a very good lens. Just it takes some time. Shooting at 500mm the slightest movement cause serious shake and you need fast shutter. So its almost like a macro lens trying to get use to it at the long end and getting good results

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