The Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport - sample images

Started Oct 29, 2018 | Discussions thread
RVJ Forum Member • Posts: 67
Re: The Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport - sample images

Stunning photos!
Do you know if the OS on this lens is a little more advanced than on the Canon mk ii equivalent?
I've been using the Canon 100 400 ii for perched Kingfishers in low light, and managed sharp shots, hand held, with shutter speeds as low as 1/30 at 400mm.
I bought a used Canon 500 f4 ii from a local shop, as I need more light and more reach, but found to get a steady shot, I needed a far faster shutter speed, so had to boost the ISO far higher than I did with the 100 - 400. Luckily I was able to take the lens back.
I put this down to the extra weight and length, but I sit on a fisherman's low chair, and rest my elbows on my knees for a steady shot, so I'm wondering if it was also partly due to the older IS system of the 7 year old Canon design, and even though the Sigma is a little heavier, does a more up to date OS make it more hand-holdable?
All the best,
Ross.

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