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Apr 16, 2015 02:17 |  #31

ISS flying over southern UK.
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I tried using a tripod in a later pass to see if it would give me a better result, but it was difficult to track as it moves fairly fast. Have to wait till June now to try again.

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Apr 16, 2015 07:42 as a reply to  @ post 17519047 |  #32

If you have the programming dock, change the OS to dynamic. It has made a big difference on my copy of the lens.


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Apr 16, 2015 07:47 |  #33

Immaculens wrote in post #17519047 (external link)
picked up the Sigma 150-600mm (C) OS today. A few first impressions are positive - I like the quick accurate AF, and I 'really' like how there is a lock on all major focal lengths. The weight is reasonable, as is the build. I am not impressed with the OS (Optical Stabilization). My EF 70-300mm L IS is more stable at 300mm than the Sigma at 150mm..

I noticed the same comparison Will. The 70-300L IS just locks in and keeps things very stable, whereas the Sigma OS is a bit hard to detect, and lens/camera movement is more noticeable. I like that things are not jittery like other lenses I have seen, but I this may be the one area where I expected better. I like the OS is very quiet, and I will say it has not kept me from getting a shot and not anything that makes me want to return it, but it's one of those observational things. I am wondering to what degree any adjustments through the dock could change/enhance the OS.


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Apr 16, 2015 07:48 |  #34

rljenkins wrote in post #17519530 (external link)
If you have the programming dock, change the OS to dynamic. It has made a big difference on my copy of the lens.


I don't, but that is interesting ~ thanks


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Apr 16, 2015 07:49 |  #35

yea changing to Dynamic makes the OS amazing. at 600mm with Dynamic on it soo still and smooth it looks like its sitting on a tripod


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Apr 16, 2015 07:51 |  #36

Well Yeash Sigma - why not just make it Dynamic in the first place! I don't have a dock, guess I will look at one


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Apr 16, 2015 07:51 |  #37

As RLJenkins suggests, switching the OS to Dynamic does make a big difference to what you see in the viewfinder as it switches on OS when you half press the shutter. So more like the behavior you are used to with Canon lenses.

Unfortunately, you can only do it via the dock


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Apr 16, 2015 07:51 |  #38

rljenkins wrote in post #17519530 (external link)
If you have the programming dock, change the OS to dynamic. It has made a big difference on my copy of the lens.


Did you download a manual for the Dock?


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Apr 16, 2015 07:52 |  #39

Great information to know about the OS. Now I definitely see a dock in my future.


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Apr 16, 2015 07:56 |  #40

lozw wrote in post #17519549 (external link)
As RLJenkins suggests, switching the OS to Dynamic does make a big difference to what you see in the viewfinder as it switches on OS when you half press the shutter. So more like the behavior you are used to with Canon lenses.

Unfortunately, you can only do it via the dock

When switching to Dynamic, does the sound of the OS change at all?


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Apr 16, 2015 07:59 |  #41

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17519550 (external link)
Did you download a manual for the Dock?

nope..I just installed it. Plugged it in and turned on Dynamic and faster AF and seems to work well


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Apr 16, 2015 08:02 |  #42

I just tried with regular and dynamic on. I didnt hear anything. the OS for me is almost dead silent in both modes


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Apr 16, 2015 08:08 as a reply to  @ ct1co2's post |  #43

I have not noticed any audible change when using dynamic. The only change I've noticed is better image stability in the viewfinder, better stabilization performance, and less battery life (not terrible, but less).

Another reason to get the dock is to use the faster focus mode. I've been using this mode, and it is faster yet still very accurate.


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Apr 16, 2015 08:22 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #44

Immaculens,

Yeah, I wasn't too keen on buying the dock just for my one and only Sigma lens, but I saw good potential in the lens and bit the bullet.

The running theory is Sigma optimized the standard OS mode for full frame and not APS-C. There is always a chance they will issue a firmware update, but why do that when they can increase the sales of their dock.:-)


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Apr 16, 2015 10:17 |  #45

I just purchased the $%&^*#!@ Dock....

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