My findings on Sigma 50-500mm OS

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jeminijoseph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,553
My findings on Sigma 50-500mm OS

So far I think this lens is excellent value for money

I compared the lens to my Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S I lens. I know this is an unfair comparison. But Sigma didn't dissappoint me in the comparison.

The OS worked great at 1/60 with flash. I will try it tomorrow with sun light and see how practical it's for hand holding. The only issue I found so far is the stiff zoom ring. So ofcourse no zoom creep

Here're some 100% crops from D300. All are out of camera fine JPGs, taken in neutral picture style with 0 sharperning and manual WB in Manual exposure mode. The lens was on tripod with MLU and exposure delay on and camera released using a cable release.

I had to move forward around half meter to make the magnification right. So at close distance Sigma is not really 500mm (which is ok for a 10X zoom)

Nikon 500mm f/4 @f6.3

Sigma 50-500mm @ 500mm f6.3

Nikon 500mm f/4 @f8

Sigma 50-500mm @ 500mm f8

Nikon 500mm f/4 @f9

Sigma 50-500mm @ 500mm f9

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Jemini Joseph

http://www.wildbirdimages.com

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