Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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linkingtw
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Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)
Jun 7, 2008

Here are some static and dynamic pictures for your reference. EXIF intact.

1) 150mm

2) 500mm

3) 500mm

4) 500mm

5) 500mm

6) 500mm

7) 500mm

8) 500mm

9) 500mm

10) 500mm

11) 229mm

12) 500mm. Did you see his earplugs?

13) 500mm

14) 500mm, raindrops

15) 150mm

Shooting Airshow, Lesson 1: Hand-held
16) 500mm

The following 2 pictures were taken with 40D and 24-70L.
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18)

Thank you for your patience to look it over.

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scottjj
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In reply to linkingtw, Jun 7, 2008

Very nice. It looks like the lens did a great job in less than perfect weather.

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jlalor
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Thank you so much!
In reply to linkingtw, Jun 7, 2008

It looks like the lens did very well. I'm even more encouraged because it wasn't a bright and sunny day.

I might just have to buy this one!
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JimClark
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In reply to linkingtw, Jun 7, 2008

Very nice results indeed I am impressed
What about the weight of the lens doe it balance well?

Jim Clark

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orrimarrko
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In reply to JimClark, Jun 7, 2008

Very nice!

What part of Asia is this?

I went to the Kakaminahara (sp?) Air Show at KHI in Gifu City, Japan a few years back, and the surrounding area looks very similar.

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In reply to orrimarrko, Jun 7, 2008

Very nice!

My copy is not good. look at http://all4photo.com

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In reply to orrimarrko, Jun 7, 2008

these do look pretty good. would like to see more at 500mm wide open or at 6.3

something defnitely wrong w/chrisko's shots
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carlk
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In reply to linkingtw, Jun 7, 2008

Thanks for sharing. The lens looks pretty good at 500mm.

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linkingtw
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In reply to orrimarrko, Jun 8, 2008

orrimarrko wrote:

Very nice!

What part of Asia is this?

I went to the Kakaminahara (sp?) Air Show at KHI in Gifu City, Japan
a few years back, and the surrounding area looks very similar.

Hualien Airbase, east of Taiwan. This airbase is well-known for its well protection against China's missile attack. Most fighters are hide in and fly out from the mountain.

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Chris B.
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In reply to carlk, Jun 8, 2008

If the copy of this lens that I got about 10 days ago delivered this kind of performance, I'd have kept it in a heartbeat! But alas, it was about as good as Christo's (i.e. lousy at best!). But since I like to shoot airshows AND BIF, I may try and get another copy of this later on in the year wehn more come into the marketplace. I wish Sigma's consistency was better!!

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In reply to Chris B., Jun 8, 2008

In the first picture of the photographers shooting handheld it looks as though the leftmost photographer is shooting with an L lens minus the outer casing. Are my eyes deceiving me?

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In reply to notdead, Jun 8, 2008

The casing is there, just there is camo over top of it.

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In reply to cloose, Jun 8, 2008

D'oh. Of course. Can't believe I didn't think of that.

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linkingtw
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In reply to notdead, Jun 9, 2008

This lens will miss focus too!

The subject fighter followed front fighter and covered with heat turbulence. No matter how you try, it just didn't focus.

500mm

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linkingtw
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In reply to linkingtw, Jun 10, 2008

This picture speaks for itself.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1032&thread=28237278

Please don't be confusing, it didn't speak for camera or lens, it's all about the capture.

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In reply to linkingtw, Jun 10, 2008

Maybe it's perfectly focused but the distortion of the light from the previous jet's exhaust has degraded the image?

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samjNC
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so, overall impression of lens??
In reply to chrisko, Jun 10, 2008

so, overall, do you think it is a suitable non-exotic tele? Were you happy with how it performed overall?

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john pringle
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Very Nice nt
In reply to linkingtw, Jun 11, 2008
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no 100% crops
In reply to linkingtw, Jun 11, 2008

Very beautiful shots, especially considering the poor weather (I like the raindrop-covered canopy) but pretty useeless for evaluating the lens performance with this size.

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In reply to linkingtw, Jun 11, 2008

Great shots -- thanks for sharing.

I'd love to see a few 100% crops on these (or others on the forum) Bigma OS shots -- I have the original Bigma and have to decide if it's worth the change. I do a lot of handheld shoots with it (and thanks for your great shot on that!!), and expect that it would be worth it, but my current Bigma is so darn sharp I'm waiting for more data before making a decision.

Thanks again for the shots.

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