Kingfisher, heron and a lapwing; FA*600 + K5

Started Oct 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP jeanphilippe Goube Senior Member • Posts: 1,829
Re: Kingfisher, heron and a lapwing; FA*600 + K5

brandrx wrote:

My suggestion, if you can afford it, would be the Sigma 50-500mm APO OS HSM over the Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM.

About 40 miles from where I live is a small desert lake that many birds come to when they are migrating. The key is getting close enough to them to take the image. I hope the hide will do that for me.



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Yes, for the kingfisher I'm 8 meters away. The issue you may be aware of is that wind and heat causes image degradation when you are getting too far away from your subject.

For the zoom, I have read in the users reviews that there was some CA with the 50-500 at the long end, and that the 150-500 was free of purple fringing. As of course I don't need to start at 50 mm that was the main reason of my choice. May be do you have other arguments ?



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