Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

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ckiffkool Forum Member • Posts: 63
Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.









regards

Chris.

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Marathon Man
Marathon Man Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

One word. Impressive.

I have the same lens but can't produce this with my D90.

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eawtan Forum Member • Posts: 97
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

Here are some of my pics with the 150-500 os w/ d800

OP ckiffkool Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

Thanks.

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BasiliskPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,008
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

How are you finding the focus speed and reliability on the D800? 
I have the lens, but am underusing it on my old APS-C body, and thinking of upgrading to the D600. If anyone has any experience they would like to share I would be interested in hearing.

arizonadesertrat
arizonadesertrat Senior Member • Posts: 1,333
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

Nice!

I guess you guys haven't heard that you can't get a D800 to focus properly.

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eawtan Forum Member • Posts: 97
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I use the "AF-ON" technique and get some good focus shots.

Taken a few hrs ago ....



andrvas Forum Member • Posts: 63
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I would love to see some hi-res shots from this lens on the D800!

starman1969
starman1969 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,216
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Great pictures

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yray
yray Senior Member • Posts: 1,686
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

Tried this lens once and returned it right away. Past about 400mm it was woefully soft, but even under 400 it was nothing to write home about, at least wide open or close to it. Given it is a slow lens to begin with, using it closed down was a non starter for me. The build also didn't look all that impressive, and the squeal of the OS system didn't inspire confidence either. Maybe I got a bad sample, but I guess it was bad enough to never try another one. I believe there might be better samples out there.

This actually was my single worst experience with Sigma lenses, -- and the only really bad one. On the whole, I think highly of Sigma, especially their macros and fast zooms, such as 100-300 f4 (now sadly discontinued) and 120-300 f2.8 (now in its 4th iteration, I think), -- IMO either one of these zooms would stand up to Nikon, but Nikon doesn't even make anything comparable.

By the way, the 100-300 f4 with Sigma 1.4TC makes an excellent 140-420 f5.6, and while not quite 500mm, it is miles ahead of the 150-500 (at least the copy I knew). No OS/VR though.

Duncan C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,671
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Those are really good. I'm not famiilar with that lens. What is the aperture range? Is it image stabilized?

And did you shoot these handheld or on a tripod?

ckiffkool wrote:

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.









regards

Chris.

John_I Veteran Member • Posts: 6,310
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

ckiffkool wrote:

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.

regards

Chris.

Hi Chris. Thanks for posting. In its price range and with good copy it does a good job. Here are a few samples using the 150-500 OS with the D800e. Most cropped, some greatly, such as the Kingfisher shot. All hand-held.

http://jbipix.com/?s=d800e+150-500

Lately I have not used much in favor of the Nikon 70-200 VR II with TC 2.0 III

http://jbipix.com/?s=d800e+70-200+TC

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MrJulius New Member • Posts: 22
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First attempt at uploading an image...I hope this works.



I'm very happy with this lens.

MrJulius New Member • Posts: 22
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Maybe this one will work...

MrJulius New Member • Posts: 22
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I'll try the gallery approach...



mawyatt1 Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

John_I wrote:

ckiffkool wrote:

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.

regards

Chris.

Hi Chris. Thanks for posting. In its price range and with good copy it does a good job. Here are a few samples using the 150-500 OS with the D800e. Most cropped, some greatly, such as the Kingfisher shot. All hand-held.

http://jbipix.com/?s=d800e+150-500

Lately I have not used much in favor of the Nikon 70-200 VR II with TC 2.0 III

http://jbipix.com/?s=d800e+70-200+TC

Hi John,

Nice shots with the 150-500 & D800. Did you fine tune the 150-500 on the D800?

mawyatt1 Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

All you folks using the Sigma 150-500 & 50-500 OS versions with the D800. Did you need to fine tune the Sigma with the D800? If, so how much correction was required.

hypercore360 Contributing Member • Posts: 994
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

ckiffkool wrote:

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.









regards

Chris.

Very good! Just goes to show that it's about the abilities of the photographer.

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OP ckiffkool Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

John_I wrote:

ckiffkool wrote:

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.

regards

Chris.

Hi Chris. Thanks for posting. In its price range and with good copy it does a good job. Here are a few samples using the 150-500 OS with the D800e. Most cropped, some greatly, such as the Kingfisher shot. All hand-held.

http://jbipix.com/?s=d800e+150-500

Lately I have not used much in favor of the Nikon 70-200 VR II with TC 2.0 III

http://jbipix.com/?s=d800e+70-200+TC

Thanks John......don't think i could aford the nikon though i would love too as the optics are much better than the sigma but you are right about the sigma in that price range.

cheers !

Chris from scotland

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OP ckiffkool Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: Sigma 150-500 os on the D800

hypercore360 wrote:

ckiffkool wrote:

Some have asked about the lens in the forum ...here are a few examples.









regards

Chris.

Very good! Just goes to show that it's about the abilities of the photographer.

Thanks  hypercore360.

Chris.

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