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Old Apr 10, 2011, 8:59 PM   #1
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Default Sigma 150 500mm f5-6.3 and K5

For those that think you need a super lens, I disagree. The K5's good high iso performance plus good technique can give you sharp photos without a huge unwieldy lens. The photos I am attaching to this post were all taken with this combo. The first, Cattle Egret in Flight, was taken at 500mm and f6.3, max aperture at 500mm. All were taken hand held so I can adjust to the situations faster. ISO ranged from 800 to 1600.

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Old Apr 11, 2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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Those are amazing shots Ed. I have no experience with the lens, but I always assumed it would be too bulky for hand holding. I never would have guessed that your superb shots were hand held.
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I looked at this lens, along with the Bigma, when we were at a photo expo. The Bigma is too big/heavy for me to hand-hold but I thought I could manage this one. It's not all that much bigger than the DA*300 (or at least it didn't seem that much more awkward) so I thought I might be able to hand-hold on occasion. Your pictures show that it's really sharp, I think it might be a solution for me if I ever get the urge and budget to buy a long lens.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 8:37 PM   #4
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G'day Ed

Superb images mate - and it shows the lens's capabilities very nicely

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I checked out a Sigma 150-500 in Nikon mount at a local camera shop a couple of months ago. I really liked it. At $1000, it ain't cheap but it's still a lot less money than the premium brands and obviously gets the job done nicely. Good work, Ed.
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