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Sigma APO 50-500 Vs APO 100-400 SO  
User currently offlineVolare From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

Hello,

I have a Sigma 50-500 and not yet used as I want; few shots and only 10/15% acceptable (most of my shots are too soft).

I sent the camera to Canon (10D) to be checked and it is ok.

So now my question is: would I try to buy a new Sigma100-400 SO, or in case of airplane shots the SO/IS systems are not necessary?

The lens itself is good, because sometimes I have a very sharp images, so I believe that the problem cold be solved by SO/IS system.

Please let me have Your advises.

Regards

Max!

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User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

you might be using your lens as if it was mounted on a analog camera.
Don't forget when shooting at 500mm it will be 800mm when mounted on your 10D which of course affects the exposure time you can use.
You might try a one-leg or a tripod.



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User currently offlineVolare From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

Thanks for answering.

Do You think that a monopod will help me in having sharpen pictures, even if I usually shoot with panning?

Thanks

Max!


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5085 times:
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Max, are you referring to the Sigma 80-400 OS?

The only other lens in that size range would be the 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 but it doesn't offer OS.


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5082 times:

It will help for sure but panning with 800mm mounted on your camera will take some practice to get it right.
If you are not using a monopod try to shoot faster then 1/800 of a second(at 800mm that is) or try 1/1000s and see if that helps.
Of course you need enough light and/or going back to ISO 200.... 400
At least it will tell you where the problem is, you or the lens.

Best of luck,
Willem



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User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1070 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Hi Max
The 50-500 is not something you can throw on a 10D and have immediate success with.
It takes a fair bit of practice to get you technique down and your success rate up.
You really need to practice to see great results.
As a test of sharpness put it on a tripod and check the results which will probably be very sharp.
Technique is everything.
Darren



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User currently offlineAirportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5042 times:

Hi Max,

I've been using the Sigma EX80-400 and with some good results:

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It is a good option over the 50-500 due to the OS.

Best regards
Luis


User currently offlineVolare From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5021 times:

Hello,

sorry was very late for me last night..... I was meaning Sigma 80-400 OS.....

I will make more practice to see if it is me (I think so).

Thanks to all for You help/suggestions.

Bye Max!

Ps. very nice shoots Luis....


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