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Mawkin

Sigma 150-500 lens

Sigma 150-500 lens

I'm thinking about treating myself to this lens & wondered if anybody has one & your opinion on it.

Thanks
Jakey

I don't have a 150 - 500 lens, but I do have a Sigma 28 - 300.
I've had no problems with the quality of the lens, despite throwing it about a bit on my travels.
The only issue I have with the lens / camera combination (Nikon D50), is that to get the type of shot I am generally after (zoomed in, high speed action shots- see below) a heck of a lot of bright natural light is required.
I find that I get the best results shooting in shutter priority mode, and cranking the shutter speed up as high as possible.











Mawkin

Along with wildlife. like you high speed action shots are what I will be after, thanks for the tip.

Lovely looking dogs, is the 2nd photo a non ped ?


rustyboy

Just too add to that,not sure what Camera Body you are mounting it on but heres a link if it helps,though looking at jakeys shots it dont look to bad...

http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/...-150-500mm-f-5-6-3-dg-os-hsm.html
Sam L

I have not used that lens before but do own a sigma 70-300 4-5.6.

I don't like it very much, you need a LOT of light to get a good pic and even then, it's not very sharp.

I'm know this lens is a bit different but I would certainly advise trying it before buying.

It might be worth considering paying a more for a Canon 100 - 400 L with an extender. Costs more in the short term but the images will be much better and it will probably be much better focusing etc (another problem I had with my Sigma).
Mawkin

Thanks for you input    I took the plunge & treated myself to the lens.  I tried it out at a hunter trial on Sunday & I'm pleased with it. Light is something it needs, the best photos are the ones when the sun was breaking through on an overcast day. I guess thats true with most lenses    

I just need to get used to it now.
Sam L

and post some results  
Mawkin

Sam L wrote:
and post some results  


I'll get out there with it when/if it stops raining  
Mawkin

As its a nice bright day & I had a bit of time to spare time I thought I would compare lenses.  All the photos are taken from the same spot with a Nikon D5000

Nikon 18-55mm at 18mm



Nikon 18-55mm at 55mm



Nikon 55 - 200mm at 200mm



Sigma 150 - 500mm at 150mm



Sigma 150 - 500mm at 500mm



Sigma 150 - 500mm at 500mm with Sigma x2 teleconverter



Sigma 150 - 500mm at 500mm cropped


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