Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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linkingtw Contributing Member • Posts: 609
Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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.
17)

18)

Thank you for your patience to look it over.

Regards,

scottjj Senior Member • Posts: 1,100
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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

jlalor Contributing Member • Posts: 790
Thank you so much!

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 Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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

Jim Clark

orrimarrko Regular Member • Posts: 156
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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.

chrisko New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

Very nice!

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

Rich Turk Regular Member • Posts: 283
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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 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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

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linkingtw OP Contributing Member • Posts: 609
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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.

Chris B. Contributing Member • Posts: 591
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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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notdead Forum Member • Posts: 96
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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?

cloose Forum Member • Posts: 74
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The casing is there, just there is camo over top of it.

notdead Forum Member • Posts: 96
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D'oh. Of course. Can't believe I didn't think of that.

linkingtw OP Contributing Member • Posts: 609
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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

linkingtw OP Contributing Member • Posts: 609
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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.

Hedshot Forum Member • Posts: 98
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Maybe it's perfectly focused but the distortion of the light from the previous jet's exhaust has degraded the image?

samjNC Contributing Member • Posts: 613
so, overall impression of lens??

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

john pringle Senior Member • Posts: 2,242
Very Nice nt
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Markogts Contributing Member • Posts: 524
no 100% crops

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.

NJOceanView Senior Member • Posts: 1,087
Re: Sigma 150-500 OS shoots airshow (Pics)

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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