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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2016, 11:53:10 AM »
I finally found a bird to focus on, a boring bird but a bird nonetheless (600mm; ISO1600; EV1.67; F/6.3; 1/1000s). Not too bad. I'm probably going to have to use a tripod or other stabilizing supports when using this thing.

Not bad! Not bad at all. Perhaps a monopod...that way you still can move rather quickly but gives you support for the weight as well as having one axis stabilized.
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2016, 11:53:10 AM »

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 12:24:42 PM »
I finally found a bird to focus on, a boring bird but a bird nonetheless (600mm; ISO1600; EV1.67; F/6.3; 1/1000s). Not too bad. I'm probably going to have to use a tripod or other stabilizing supports when using this thing.

Not bad! Not bad at all. Perhaps a monopod...that way you still can move rather quickly but gives you support for the weight as well as having one axis stabilized.

Excellent suggestion. Thanks.  :)

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2016, 06:34:30 PM »
I think I'm going to like this lens. These shots from this afternoon are decent, I think. Handheld with no supports, focal length = 600mm, f/7.1, 1/1,000 second

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2016, 04:28:52 PM »
960mm (7D). I quite like this lens. It's sharp enough for me at the long end. The lens focuses well for the most part with subjects that don't move around too much. I've now had an opportunity to try it out with birds in flight. To date I've not had any luck. It's not just that the subjects are hard to find in the lens (I've used long telephotos before so this isn't much of an issue for me) but that the lens doesn't lock on very speedily or, pretty consistently to date, not at all with rapidly moving subjects. I'll have to explore the literature on this lens when used to shoot BIF and other moving subjects. Maybe I need to get the dock and see if there is some adjustment I can do with that. I guess there's new firmware for the lens.
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2016, 12:19:00 PM »
 :)

I broke my ankle so my photography is going to be pretty much restricted to flowers and birds in my garden for the next while.

Not sure what this is. Looks like some kind of daisy. Picture One: 7D, 960mm, f/8, -1ev, ISO400, 1/160sec; Picture Two: 7D, 960mm, f/8 -1ev, ISO400, 1/250sec
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2016, 04:48:27 PM »
How did you get a focal length of 960mm?
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2016, 06:13:18 PM »
How did you get a focal length of 960mm?

7D is a crop sensor camera, so the effective focal length of the 150-600mm Sigma at the long end is approximately 1.6x600 = 960mm

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2016, 06:13:18 PM »

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2016, 01:33:31 AM »
I thought you had found a 1.6xTC.  It is still a 600mm lens.  The 5DS sensor has the same size pixels as the 7D and so has the same theoretical resolution.  600mm doesn't magic into 960mm focal length when you put it onto a 5DS instead of a 5D3. The effective field of view on the crop is that of a 600mm lens, not the effective focal length. 
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2016, 10:58:20 AM »
I thought you had found a 1.6xTC.  It is still a 600mm lens.  The 5DS sensor has the same size pixels as the 7D and so has the same theoretical resolution.  600mm doesn't magic into 960mm focal length when you put it onto a 5DS instead of a 5D3. The effective field of view on the crop is that of a 600mm lens, not the effective focal length.


Yes, I understand. I know it's a 600 mm lens. Thanks for your response. Have a great day. Mine will be spent trying to figure out how to take pictures while nursing a broken right foot. 😎

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2016, 11:29:05 AM »
Posted elsewhere but go here, too:

1. Male red-winged blackbird: ISO500; 600mm; 0.33ev; f/8; 1/800sec. (handheld)
2. Eared grebes: ISO800; 600mm; 0ev; f/7.1; 1/1000sec (handheld)
3. Garden ornament with added texture: ISO100; 150mm; 0.67ev; f/7.1; 1/200sec (tripod)

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2016, 02:11:58 PM »
Nice shots, and very sharp on a 7D. With the 150-600 you won't have to zoom with your feet, which should save your ankle.
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2016, 02:52:16 PM »
Nice shots, and very sharp on a 7D. With the 150-600 you won't have to zoom with your feet, which should save your ankle.

Thanks! The ankle thing is a real pain in the caboose. It makes me appreciate much more the things people with real disabilities face. Even simple tasks become complex (can't weight bear).

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2016, 04:33:47 PM »
Posted elsewhere:

1. Female yellow-headed blackbird collecting nesting material: ISO800; 600mm; 0.67ev; f/7.1; 1/800sec.
2. Pelican fishing buddies: ISO100; 172mm; 0.67ev; f/6.3; 1/1600sec (not the best angle to have shot from but the best I could do).

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2016, 06:30:42 PM »
Very nice series, dpc.   :)

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Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2016, 09:51:40 PM »
Guardian of the garden

ISO100
335mm
0.67ev
f/11
1/160
Handheld
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