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Sigma 150-500 Goes to the Zoo

 
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Jun 17, 2008 00:19 |  #1

Went to the zoo today w/ my family. So photography wasn't the main focus. However, I wanted to try out my Sigma 150-500.

It's too long to fit in any bag, but it comes with a nice strap that I used to carry it around with. It was a bit heavy after 5 hrs, but nothing terrible.

OS needs a second to lock down. So I ended up starting the OS w/ the AF on button a bit earlier than I was ready to pull the trigger. But it works very, very well. Can I say that again? I shot 150 at 1/5 and it nailed it. It allowed me to shoot f/8 when normally on my 100-400 I would have shot wide open. I am happy w/ it wide open, but it's a bit better stopped down a notch.

AF is good. It isn't wicked fast, but does a good job. Hunts less than my old bigma. I had it go in and out twice, but that was two extreme situations.

The bokeh doesn't have the cross hatched look some longer lenses exhibit.

I am going to go back this week by myself and have some fun.

Two thumbs up. I am very happy. Even if this lens was at the same price point as the 100-400 I would get it.

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Jun 17, 2008 00:34 |  #2

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Jun 17, 2008 00:39 |  #3

Thanks for the field report. How do you think the optics compare to the bigma?


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Jun 17, 2008 00:39 |  #4

bagtagsell wrote in post #5735409 (external link)
Went to the zoo today w/ my family. So photography wasn't the main focus. However, I wanted to try out my Sigma 150-500.

It's too long to fit in any bag, but it comes with a nice strap that I used to carry it around with. It was a bit heavy after 5 hrs, but nothing terrible.

OS needs a second to lock down. So I ended up starting the OS w/ the AF on button a bit earlier than I was ready to pull the trigger. But it works very, very well. Can I say that again? I shot 150 at 1/5 and it nailed it. It allowed me to shoot f/8 when normally on my 100-400 I would have shot wide open. I am happy w/ it wide open, but it's a bit better stopped down a notch.

AF is good. It isn't wicked fast, but does a good job. Hunts less than my old bigma. I had it go in and out twice, but that was two extreme situations.

The bokeh doesn't have the cross hatched look some longer lenses exhibit.

I am going to go back this week by myself and have some fun.

Two thumbs up. I am very happy. Even if this lens was at the same price point as the 100-400 I would get it.

those look very good. could you list the exif?

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Jun 17, 2008 00:54 |  #5

All of these were hand held

1. ISO 800, 500mm, f/8, 1/400

2. ISO 800, 500mm, f/7.1, 1/200

3. ISO 800, 340mm, f/7.1, 1/640

4. ISO 800, 247mm, f/7.1, 1/160

5. ISO 1600, 150mm, f/6.3, 1/200

6. ISO 1600, 150mm, f/6.3, 1/250


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Jun 17, 2008 00:57 |  #6

bagtagsell wrote in post #5735537 (external link)
All of these were hand held

1. ISO 800, 500mm, f/8, 1/400

2. ISO 800, 500mm, f/7.1, 1/200

3. ISO 800, 340mm, f/7.1, 1/640

4. ISO 800, 247mm, f/7.1, 1/160

5. ISO 1600, 150mm, f/6.3, 1/200

6. ISO 1600, 150mm, f/6.3, 1/250

looks good. do you have anything wide open at the long end?

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Jun 17, 2008 03:01 |  #7

All look good and will sharpen up very nicely after some PP. My only reservation, my copy is sharp enough, is the f6.3 and stopping motion...but for 900€ what do i want?


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Jun 17, 2008 04:48 |  #8

Looking good...

Are these PP'd?
Can we see 100% crops too?


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Jun 17, 2008 05:05 as a reply to  @ evandavies's post |  #9

Very nice, love the one of the Bear.


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Jun 17, 2008 08:00 as a reply to  @ Borderfox's post |  #10

Wow, these look awesome!

Please tell me you were using a 40D or 30D :)


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Jun 17, 2008 09:01 |  #11

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Jun 17, 2008 09:23 |  #12

Wow, I'm quite impressed with the results, these look really good! It's nice to see something give the 100-400 a run for it's money.



  
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Jun 17, 2008 11:42 |  #13

WOW those are NICE! I may have to look at that lens much closer. I plan to get a zoom soon.


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