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Jun 20, 2017 13:24 |  #16

SHARP! I may need to add this to my wishlist. The cost difference is big enough that I can't use my usual "just spend xx more and get the canon". It really seems like it comes down to your demand of the AF.




  
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Jun 20, 2017 14:42 |  #17

For the price I think the Sigma 150-600mm is a better value, it certainly is a better over all lens. Trade off is size and weight.



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Jun 20, 2017 14:52 |  #18

DavidFranks wrote in post #18382862 (external link)
For the price I think the Sigma 150-600mm is a better value, it certainly is a better over all lens. Trade off is size and weight.

Exactly. I considered getting a Sigma 150-600. Experimenting with the 100-400Lc/1.4xII set up gave me a feel for the focal length. It may be useful for some folks. I can't shoot at those focal lengths hand-held. If I need more FL, I can mount the 100-400L on the 80D. At least I can hold that setup. The 150-600 is certainly more length for not much more money, but the 100-400 appeals to me because of the size, weight, and IQ. Looks like the AF is up to the task of sports, also.


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Jun 20, 2017 16:13 |  #19

I'm primarily an aviation photographer so I spend 8 hours or so walking around an airport apron with over 10 pounds of equipment hanging off me. Ten pounds doesn't sound like much, but after a full day in the heat - you are tapped out. So any possibly of reducing weight, even by a few ounces, gets my attention. I'm sure I'll run a few more tests with this lens, I think it will be good for some of the smaller shows where the 150-600mm is actually to much lens.



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Jun 20, 2017 16:33 |  #20

Waiting for someone to show some pics taken with this lens and the 6D. One review on B&H said it just would not work on their 6D, but did on their others. Can't imagine why.


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Jun 21, 2017 09:55 |  #21


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Jun 22, 2017 02:23 |  #22


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Jun 22, 2017 09:39 as a reply to  @ biggles2002's post |  #23

Damm you're good with that lens!


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Jun 23, 2017 06:00 as a reply to  @ DavidFranks's post |  #24

Yes exactly better value on paper ...
I first bought the Sigma 150-600 C but returned it after 2 weeks.... mine was not sharp at 600mm pretty good up to 500mm but I didn't want to carry 1kg of extra weight for 100mm.

So for me the 100-400 C turned out to be the better value.


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Jun 26, 2017 19:07 |  #25

Just ordered mine today. Should be delivered Wednesday.


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Jun 27, 2017 07:59 |  #26

greenjeans wrote in post #18387667 (external link)
Just ordered mine today. Should be delivered Wednesday.

Congrats! Still trying to talk myself into one. I'll continue to come back here for motivation :)




  
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Jun 27, 2017 09:07 as a reply to  @ Ascenta's post |  #27

I have the 150-600 C and love it. I usually keep it on the 70D. Actually bought the 100-400 to use on the 6D. Hope it works out. The 150-600 has been much better than expected. Hope the trend continues with this one.


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Jun 27, 2017 22:48 |  #28

Excellent travel lens period. Nothing provides 400mm at this price point w/ OS at the IQ it provides.


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Just got my lens yesterday. Haven't had time to fine tune, but did get our for a little while this afternoon. Handheld. I set C1 for Fast Focus and Dynamic OS, C2 for Std. Focus and Dynamic OS. These are the same as my 150-600mm and it never comes off C1.

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Jun 30, 2017 17:58 |  #30


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A couple more with the 6D. Rainy here all day.

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