Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)
Here are some static and dynamic pictures for your reference. EXIF intact.
12) 500mm. Did you see his earplugs?
14) 500mm, raindrops
Shooting Airshow, Lesson 1: Hand-held
The following 2 pictures were taken with 40D and 24-70L.
Thank you for your patience to look it over.
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!
'Photography is a money-sucking black hole, and I've crossed the event horizon'
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.
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!!
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?
This picture speaks for itself.
Please don't be confusing, it didn't speak for camera or lens, it's all about the capture.
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.