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May 05, 2017 16:39 |  #2611

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I've tried to mfa this lens a few times and each time has resulted in no adjustments at all. As much as I'd like to make this lens sharper than it is I think the only way for me to do that is buy a big white! And that isn't happening any time soon.


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Think your right there with the big white! when the Numbers come up. Lol


I thought that for a long time but I now think giving this lens what it needs it does as well as the big whites

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May 05, 2017 17:22 |  #2612

cogs v wrote in post #18347304 (external link)
I thought that for a long time but I now think giving this lens what it needs it does as well as the big whites

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I assume you mean light and I agree with you, it does do very well considering the difference in cost between it and say 500 F4 is II, though I'm sure we've all seen photos that make you lust after the big white. Justifying that cost is another thing though and that isn't going to be happening any time soon.

nice image btw.




  
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May 05, 2017 17:23 |  #2613

see, no complaint about sharpness

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May 05, 2017 17:28 |  #2614

sidknee wrote in post #18347335 (external link)
see, no complaint about sharpness

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Sharp?? you can't even make out the background...

:-P :twisted:


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May 06, 2017 15:38 |  #2615


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May 06, 2017 15:40 |  #2616


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May 07, 2017 09:54 |  #2617

two shots from this morning's 'scrap pile' :-P


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May 07, 2017 16:24 |  #2618

Got a very cloudy day, still went out for a walk, these ISO 6400 did not get any noise reduction and only default lightroom sharpening.

The duck was way up in a tree, did not see that coming :-)

Still usable shots, maybe not great but the AF on the sigma worked very well in these darker days,


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May 08, 2017 09:10 |  #2619

I've been watching this thread lately. I've been on the bubble because I have the very fine Canon 100-400ii. I have been getting some great shots with it... no problems there. I also have the 1.4X lll. I don't get the sharpness when using it with my 1D IV @560mm with the teleconverter.

So..... the dilemma. Right now, I can get the 150-600 C with a Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer for the same price as the stand alone 150-600 C.

My question: are you pleased, overall with the 150-600 C's performance at 600mm? I'm usually at f/7.1 or f/8. Will I get the same sharpness as I get with the 100-400ii at 400mm @ similar f stops?

I was going to pick up a refurb 6D for around the same price, but the addition of the printer, along with seeing the great shots some of you are getting has me thinking.

I know better than to think... my motto: Don't think... it weakens the team. ;)

I welcome your comments and suggestions.


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May 08, 2017 09:37 |  #2620

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18247412 (external link)
Well, the SIGMA is a much more flexible tool, and yet a lot heavier.
The problem with the 400mm is it's gets a little to specialized. I loved it, but it really had only one job for me.

When the 100-400mm MkII came along, it did everything the 400mm did as well or better. So that was what "replaced" the 400mm for me.

I like the range of the 150-600mm,. it means one lens carry vs. packing a few options.

I have not shot the tamron, but I understand the AF on the SIGMA is better, the OS is definitely better, and the IQ is a notch up as well.

Jake,

Since you own both.... would you mind commenting on my post above?


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May 08, 2017 10:03 |  #2621

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What a great photo, Will.

This one should be on a Hallmark card.... or printed and hanging on one of your walls.


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May 08, 2017 10:22 |  #2622

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18349103 (external link)
What a great photo, Will.

This one should be on a Hallmark card.... or printed and hanging on one of your walls.

Thank-you Kim!


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May 08, 2017 10:44 |  #2623

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18349078 (external link)
Jake,

Since you own both.... would you mind commenting on my post above?


SIGMA is very good at all focal lengths. I certainly do use it at 600mm.

No it is not as good as the 100-400 Mk2.

Is it good enough that it makes no difference in real use? Eye of the beholder I would say, but I was very happy with the mk1 100-400mm for a decade, and i do believe the SIGMA is as good or better than that lens.


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May 08, 2017 12:06 |  #2624

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18349051 (external link)
My question: are you pleased, overall with the 150-600 C's performance at 600mm? I'm usually at f/7.1 or f/8. Will I get the same sharpness as I get with the 100-400ii at 400mm @ similar f stops?

I can't comment on the 100-400II, but I'm very happy with the 150-600C at 600mm. That is probably >95% of my shots with the lens. I also shoot a lot at f/6.3 and I don't have any complaints about that either.

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May 08, 2017 12:50 |  #2625

Jake and Tim,

Thank you so much for the replies. it's going to be hard to resist with a free printer.


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