500mm vr versus 50-500mm OS

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Bobby Handal
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500mm vr versus 50-500mm OS
Aug 17, 2011

I just bought a 50-500mm OS Sigma lens, to take to locations where... its not prudent to take the 500mm Vr (either too dangerous or too big, etc).

Please take a look at these crops/ tests, quite surprised by the quality of the Sigma OS 50-500mm OS
Full frame DX without cropping:

here is sigma 50-500mm OS cropped full open @F6.3

here is sigma 50-500mm OS cropped at f/8

The rest is with the 500mm Vr nikkor at various apertures:

Here the nikkor wide open @f/4

All photos shot handheld, with OS or VR enabled. I know, I know, you will probably criticize the fact that its handheld, but that is the way I intend to use either lens, I tried to be as steady as possible.

Let me know your comments.

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