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Old Feb 15, 2013, 5:18 PM   #1
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My first purchase of the Sigma 150 500 ended in disaster, I'm sure it's a fine lens but whatever I tried the one I bought would not focus and I finally had to return it.
Best thing ever happened to me. Starting at 50mm instead of 150 is like gaining a lens, and this one focuses very quickly and quietly. I'm sure the upgraded OS version is nice but for half the price this is a great buy. IQ is pretty good, maybe not in the league with the big boys but still very good for the price.
Here's a handheld shot in Ap mode, F8, ISO 250, at 500mm and cropped.
I think the weight actually helps to steady when shooting offhand.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 9:39 PM   #2
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That's a pretty good looking image, Eric. I'd be happy to get that, especially for a hand held shot

It can only get better when using a tripod
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Welcome to the club!
I've been shooting with that lens for years: http://www.pbase.com/nhl/sigma_50_500

... and here's the latest with OS: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ca...00-os-hsm.html
(Can anyone tell? I'm a big Sigma fan...)
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Thanks Guys, the lens also has a pretty decent bokeh. I have a couple pics from the tripod shot through a window although if clean I'm not sure a window has much effect on the shot. I think it does pretty good on background effect as well.
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Thanks Guys, the lens also has a pretty decent bokeh...
I agree, pretty much at 500mm one can melt any background away
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Nice, very nice indeed............
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Very nice pictures and I agreed with Zig the tripod will bring more sharpness to the pictures.

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