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Old Jun 19, 2016, 12:10 AM   #11
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Here you go, BIF with the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary just shot today:





IMO you can't go wrong with any of this 3 lenses... There are enough reviews and samples already proving they are all equally good
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Even more remarkable about the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary lens while I worked through it's AF fine tuning today:

1. Unlike most modern AF zooms this lens is a true zoom: i.e. the focus stays fixed when its focal length is changed. Checked your zoom out, most modern zooms now are varifocal in design as you have to refocus the lens when you zoom-in/out!

2. Micro-AF adjustment with a camera is normally limited to only 1 setting.
This already sharp lens not only have 16 micro-AF adjustments for the 4 focal lenghts @ 4 distance settings, but it has a separate micro-AF adjustments for a teleconverter as well: Amazing!
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Even more remarkable about the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary lens while I worked through it's AF fine tuning today:

1. Unlike most modern AF zooms this lens is a true zoom: i.e. the focus stays fixed when its focal length is changed. Checked your zoom out, most modern zooms now are varifocal in design as you have to refocus the lens when you zoom-in/out!

2. Micro-AF adjustment with a camera is normally limited to only 1 setting.
This already sharp lens not only have 16 micro-AF adjustments for the 4 focal lenghts @ 4 distance settings, but it has a separate micro-AF adjustments for a teleconverter as well: Amazing!
I'm thinking of getting the Sigma over the Tamron. It's about $100 more though. What chart do you use to focus on for the settings you listed?
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I'm thinking of getting the Sigma over the Tamron. It's about $100 more though. What chart do you use to focus on for the settings you listed?
Just ordered the Sigma:

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Nikon


Item price $825.00 / Quantity1 / Item number262495662831 / Shipping service: FedEx with signature required.

It's being shipped tomorrow and found out when I asked if it came with a lens hood since he didn't list it, it also comes with a back pack too.
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Yes, it comes with all and with back pack also if you want I'll accept $825 let me know. Thanks.
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... What chart do you use to focus on for the settings you listed?
I use Lenscal: http://spyder.datacolor.com/portfoli...spyderlenscal/
-> It was a free special I got from Datacolor when I purchased their Spyder 5 Elite to calibrate my monitor.
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Great shots, my favourite is the first one
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Great shots, my favourite is the first one

Thanks!
Any doubt about this lens BIF capability can now be laid to rest:

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Thanks!
Any doubt about this lens BIF capability can now be laid to rest:
I agree... hummers are the hardest BIF... a good test for my new Sigma. Sharp too.




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I agree... hummers are the hardest BIF... a good test for my new Sigma. Sharp too.
I had so much fun with this lens: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...ml#post1407189
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