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Old Jun 24, 2016, 5:16 PM   #1
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Following up on my Great Falls series: Great Falls, MD - (Part II) ;)







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What camera was this?
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Some great shots there @NHL Was you using the Sigma 150-600mm or one of your primes?
I ordered a Sigma 150-600mm C yesterday. Can't wait to try it out.
I started a thread for that in the Nikon Lens area.
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What camera was this?
Nikon D500. (it's embedded in the EXIF)
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Some great shots there @NHL Was you using the Sigma 150-600mm or one of your primes?
My prime: 600 f/4 + 1.4x teleconverter (850mm f/5.6 according to the EXIF)
Sharpness is not a lot sharper, but the bokeh of the prime make the subject pop out better than the Sigma... Which it should for its comical price and weight

The sigma 150-600 handles much better as it does not require a gimbal and tripod (which you have to lug to the shooting site as well), plus one can zoom out to easily spot the subject.
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The sigma 150-600 handles much better as it does not require a gimbal and tripod (which you have to lug to the shooting site as well)
So if you had to hike far, why didn't you use the Sigma?
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So if you had to hike far, why didn't you use the Sigma?
I want to find out the difference in image quality, AF speed, and the actual handling...

Better IQ with the prime no doubt, but is it worth it as I missed several shots which I could have got handholding the Sigma?

It's less than a mile from the parking lot:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ol...!4d-77.2503448

... but the lens is 3 times heavier @ +11lbs + the tripod/gymbal, so you'll feel every oz. at the end!
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I want to find out the difference in image quality, AF speed, and the actual handling...

Better IQ with the prime no doubt, but is it worth it as I missed several shots which I could have got handholding the Sigma?

It's less than a mile from the parking lot:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ol...!4d-77.2503448

... but the lens is 3 times heavier @ +11lbs + the tripod/gymbal, so you'll feel every oz. at the end!
HA! I know about the weight as a good photographer friend of mine came up from Bakersfield, CA two months ago and we went to Nisqually Wildlife Refuge and walked two miles round trip. What was he using? A heavy tripod/gymbal, Nikon D800 w/Sigma 300-800mm. He barely made it and it wasn't much fun for him... we had lots of rest stops. LOL that is one monster of a lens. I got more shots as I was quicker and had the lighter equipment with my D800 w/Nikkor 80-400mm.

So, long story short... you will miss some great shots if your lugging heavy equipment around. Once we got back to the pond at the entrance and he rested up, he blew me away with his gear there.
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