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Mar 29, 2015 03:09 |  #61

Bummer about the 70d and gutted for you having to send it back already :( Will certainly be interesting to see if this problem manifests for anyone else with a 70D. I was thinking of upgrading my 650D to a 70D specifically for this lens and air shows so may have to rethink that if there is a compatibility issue, or certainly delay it until any issue is sorted.


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Mar 29, 2015 04:44 |  #62

I'm pretty devastated too. I'm sure it's a firmware issue, but I just can't take the hit right now having a fundamentally useless lens/body combo around until someone works out if it's the 70d or the lens and then manages to issue a fix.

Even with limited time to play, I love it and I'll absolutely be buying it again when there are enough reports around that focusing problems are resolved - or that I'm the only one with the issue and will get Canon to look at the body instead.




  
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Mar 29, 2015 08:06 |  #63

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We'll see. If it didn't say SIGMA on it, I might agree. For QC, I've had much better luck with Tamron.

The panning OS and software dock will definitely attract folks to it.

I've had such good luck with every Tamron lens I've ever owned (and such bad luck with every Sigma) that it would take a lot to convince me to lay down my Tammy for this one. But I hope those who buy one are happy and they have worked out their QC issues.

I, too, have had great luck with Tamron lenses, and the 6-year (US) warranty provides more peace of mind than other makers offer. Now, while I have unloaded Sigma lenses in the past, I really like the 30mm 1.4 Art, and I expect that the Sigma 150-600 C will be a good lens. I also like the Sigma dock, and think that it will be a feature that will attract buyers to the Sigma 150-600. However, there was no Sigma 150-600 when I bought my Tamron, so I have a year's worth of use that the Sigma could not have offered. Also, since I have had great results with the Tamron, I don't expect that the Sigma, even after adjusted using the dock, would give me better results than I am getting now.

As far as the VC and panning, I don't shoot air shows and keep my shutter speed north of 1/1000 sec for birds, so while this may be an issue in some circumstances, it has not affected me.


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Mar 29, 2015 12:39 |  #64

Wow, not a good thing. I also use a 70D, and have this lens pre-ordered through Adorama. I also ordered and have received the USB dock. I hope this is something that is easily corrected. I'll be watching this and other threads to see if anyone else using a 70D has the same problem. If so I may cancel my order, and then have a NIB Sigma Dock for sell.


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Mar 29, 2015 12:44 |  #65

As a current owner of the SIGMA 120-300mm and past owner of many fine SIGMA telephoto lenses, I am intrigued by this one from a price performance standpoint. The "Sport" I am sure is great, but considering my existing investment in lenses, I am not interested in that price range.

I'm not sure why the Tamron has never grabbed my interest in the same way, .. but I am keeping an eye on this one for sure.


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Mar 30, 2015 05:30 |  #66

My lens has arrived! :D Sadly I'm at work and won't be back to play with it for another 5 hours :(


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Mar 30, 2015 10:46 |  #67

Picked up my copy this morning from the UPS facility. Was so curious about the focus that I brought my camera along and unboxed it in the parking lot. Glad to say my 70D had no issues with the AF. I purposely started with areas completely out of focus and it responded as I would expect.

A couple of quick observations:
1. The OS is virtually silent. I had to put my ear to it to hear it working.
2. The zoom lock can't necessarily be used at any focal length, only the ones marked on the lens. Still a very useful feature!

Looking forward to testing more when I get home from work.


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Mar 30, 2015 11:08 |  #68

I have run home and unpacked mine :)

First impressions - love it! The build quality is superb, love the ability to either rotate to change zoom or push/pull. No focus issues here, I have a 650D not a 70D and can only speak for my own camera but it goes from completely out of focus to in focus without issue. And just to comment on the focus - wow, it's so quick and silent! I know the focus speed is also down to the camera but it's still better than the 50-500 I was renting. OS is also really quiet. Hoping the sky clears now so I can see how it does shooting the moon :)


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Mar 30, 2015 15:30 |  #69

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Mar 30, 2015 22:28 |  #70

Home from work and was able to test the lens a bit more despite fading light. First impressions continue to be "wow". There will be a learning curve to the lens but so far the few clicks I have are impressive. The first 2 are cropped about 30-40% each. The moon shot had very minimal post processing


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Mar 30, 2015 22:41 |  #71

Next 2 show performance wide open. I was quickly losing the light, so ISO was boosted, thus some resultant noise. Post processing was minimal, essentially a little sharpening and noise reduction in LR.

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Mar 31, 2015 02:29 |  #72

Thats a lovely moon shot, can't wait to try mine for this - sadly the UK weather gods where I am decided thick cloud cover was the order of the day yesterday. Today is looking a bit more promising though.

I'm also very impressed with the lens. One thing I am finding is despite the claimed weight being slightly greater than the 50-500 I have been renting for airshows it feels both smaller and lighter to use.


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Mar 31, 2015 04:51 |  #73

One thing of interest that I found was that I did not think the tripod collar could be removed, but it can. I did not realize it until I read the directions to find out what the thick rubber sleeve was for. I think it's not just a slick way for the collar to come off, but a nice touch that the rubber sleeve is included to slide on to protect the collar area of the lens. If the IQ of the lens is equal what I a see from the Tamron, the sleeve for the collar and the zoom lock available at multiple focal lengths makes it worth the $20 premium over the Tamron. I will be eager to get out and use it for some target practice of things other than my backyard. There are several Great Horned and Burrowing Owl locations not far away that I hope to practice on with this lens in the coming days.


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Mar 31, 2015 04:59 |  #74

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One thing of interest that I found was that I did not think the tripod collar could be removed, but it can. I did not realize it until I read the directions to find out what the thick rubber sleeve was for. I think it's not just a slick way for the collar to come off, but a nice touch that the rubber sleeve is included to slide on to protect the collar area of the lens. If the IQ of the lens is equal what I a see from the Tamron, the sleeve for the collar and the zoom lock available at multiple focal lengths makes it worth the $20 premium over the Tamron. I will be eager to get out and use it for some target practice of things other than my backyard. There are several Great Horned and Burrowing Owl locations not far away that I hope to practice on with this lens in the coming days.

I had not realised this, I assumed it was the same as the sport version which reviews say can't be removed. This is good news as I pretty much always hand hold the lens.


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Mar 31, 2015 05:08 |  #75

Shake N Vac wrote in post #17499031 (external link)
I had not realised this, I assumed it was the same as the sport version which reviews say can't be removed. This is good news as I pretty much always hand hold the lens.

Yeah, with the lens not mounted to a body, if you loosen the collar all the way and then rotate with with very gentle pressure, one of the marks will line up with the "remove" on the lower side of the lens and it will slide right off. The rubber sleeve has 4 indentations that will align with the 4 metal pins protruding from the lens body. It goes on with a little effort, but requires a bit more to remove.


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