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Mar 29, 2012 04:03 as a reply to  @ post 14169342 |  #2866

Not too bad as a closeup lens.

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Mar 30, 2012 00:37 |  #2867

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Not too bad as a closeup lens.

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Agree! Close to MFD this lens truly shines..

Here's one of a green bee eater

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Apr 02, 2012 15:46 as a reply to  @ hayath's post |  #2868

I have pointed the camera millions of times and was never able to get these kinds of shots before I got this lens.... I know, "its the photographer, not the gear", but without the appropriate gear, a photographer is just a person standing in the cold staring at a bird.

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Apr 08, 2012 05:22 |  #2869

Agree on the MFD. As subject is closer to the lens, the sharper and usable the image would be.


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Apr 10, 2012 07:35 as a reply to  @ pepponeskie's post |  #2870

After playing last week with a mates lens I got my own! Looking forward to learning how to get the most from it!

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love the dof with this thing, through the netting of our cat run & i'm about 3m away from the netting zoomed at about 380mm.

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Apr 10, 2012 09:49 as a reply to  @ cupra103's post |  #2871

Nice ~ try squeezing the aperture to 7.1, 8, or 9 and lets see what sharpness you can get :cool:


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Apr 10, 2012 10:15 |  #2872

i'm going to be sending my lens in today...the OS is acting really really strange, lots of constant shaking...i also do wonder about the AF, as i feel like it's been lacking...here are some shots from my last time out with it...hoping for a quick turn-around..

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Apr 11, 2012 17:43 |  #2873

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Sadly wings get clipped sometimes when you forget you're holding a zoom lens.


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i have to just say WOW! nice captures


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Apr 12, 2012 07:56 |  #2874

This is a great lens for any field sport. Really gets you out there with them.


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Apr 16, 2012 15:56 as a reply to  @ post 14157445 |  #2875

Still loving this lens

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Apr 21, 2012 07:11 |  #2876

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Apr 21, 2012 07:56 |  #2877

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I thought this was funny. Just a test pic but interesting.

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Apr 21, 2012 09:13 |  #2878

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I had a productive half an hour today. This time I took my XTi with the Bigmos.
These pics are cropped somewhat (about 50%) and pp'd, they came out very nice I think.

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Do you mind posting the original shots of these pictures before the post processing?

Was the bokeh like this out of the camera or was it enhanced in photoshop?


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Apr 21, 2012 09:37 |  #2879

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I used to use the Bigmos handheld for about 8 months. Up to about 400mm, it was good. At 500mm half the time the OS didn't seem to work perfectly. Then I (and Sigma) figured out that it does work properly, it's just that sometimes the amplitude of my arm shake at 500mm is more than what the OS is able to overcome :)
Anyway, I tested my Bigmos on a makeshift monopod (my tripod with the legs unfolded), and it worked like a charm. So I invested in a cheap but decent monopod, a Manfrotto 7.. something (the "Digi" model), forgot it's model number, and a 234RC head. It was about 65 bucks. Light and relatively stable. Makes my Bigmos a lot more stable, I can recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive but decent monopod.

By the way, here are some pictures from the last couple days. Cropped and PP'd as usual, except for the first, that's just resized.

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The bokeh on your shots is amazing. Is it because of luck or skill :D


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Apr 21, 2012 09:43 |  #2880

torkk wrote in post #14249821 (external link)
i have to just say WOW! nice captures


Thanks. Sadly I won't be frequenting this thread much, sold my lens to help fund a different lens. Sooner or later I'll get another Bigmos, just gotta figure out how to fund it...


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