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Old Jun 30, 2016, 1:22 PM   #11
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My Sigma arrived yesterday.
Great bit of equipment, good shot of the hummer, hope you have a lot of fun with it, for storage I recommend you store it with some silica bags to take care of moisture.

I 'll look forward to viewing your shots with it ...cheers musket.

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Old Jun 30, 2016, 4:56 PM   #12
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Cool,

I would remove the tripod collar, and replace it with the included rubber cover.
That'll lose a few oz and make the lens easier to hand hold.
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I would remove the tripod collar, and replace it with the included rubber cover.
That'll lose a few oz and make the lens easier to hand hold.
I think I will keep it on as I like to use the monopod a lot and it's a hassle to take it on & off. A tad more awkward, but I'm use to it as I did that with my last Tamron & Sigma.
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Nothing wrong with that.

I tend to remove everything to make my outfit light and nimble... My friends on the other hand accessorize their cameras with battery grips, L-bracket, quick-release for straps/belts, but then they don't shoot from a kayak like I do.

How's the lens AF with the D7100?
Have you tried it with a teleconverter? (Sigma 1.4x and not Nikon's as you might have to slow the lens down)
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Old Jul 1, 2016, 2:02 PM   #15
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YEOW!!! Your taking a big chance on taking your gear on a Kayak as those tip over very easily!
Almost all my shots last year on the lake were with the D800 and 400 f/2.8 (+ 1.7xTC):
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...-060915-a.html

So this Sigma is a piece of cake in comparison!

-> I have a Pungo 120 Utralite which is only a recreational kayak so it's very stable... and not a performance boat which is tippy.
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The Sigma 150-600mm C can be great for airshows as well says Jared

https://youtu.be/F6tCUFXiDws


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A teleconverter and Sigma USB Dock is next.
Just in time for this: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2700714...ith-nikon-d500

Works like a champ
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NHL, very sharp detail pic!

BTW, on the link you sent, Sigma said this:
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Users who own the Sigma USB lens dock can update their firmware themselves, while those who don’t can receive the update free of charge from a Sigma service center.
So, how do you do that without the USB lens dock?
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NHL, very sharp detail pic!

BTW, on the link you sent, Sigma said this:

So, how do you do that without the USB lens dock?
I believe you have to send the lens in...

But do you have any exposure problem with the D7100 though? If not then wait for the next update...

I didn't noticed it as always bracketed my shots, and when it overexposed I thought it was my metering on dark subjects, so I just cranked the +/- compensation on the camera down by -1EV. Now I'm just a happy camper as it wasn't me but everyone with the D500 had the same issue (with the 1.4x)
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I believe you have to send the lens in...

But do you have any exposure problem with the D7100 though? If not then wait for the next update...

I didn't noticed it as always bracketed my shots, and when it overexposed I thought it was my metering on dark subjects, so I just cranked the +/- compensation on the camera down by -1EV. Now I'm just a happy camper as it wasn't me but everyone with the D500 had the same issue (with the 1.4x)
Mine are pretty sharp now... see attached pics with the first two shot at 600mm @ f/6 and the second two around 500mm f/6
I'm wonder if the firmware really speeds up the AF 50% like they claim?
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2798041...f=related-news

These two shot at 600mm @ f/6.3




These two shot at 480mm/500mm @ f/6


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