P38Ace From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5330 times:
Ok OK so Iam not dying or anything. I rented the Sigma 150-500mm OS and it didnt come with instructions. I have a couple questions. on the lens there is a option 1 and a option 2 of OS which one should I use.
Also at the neck of the lens closest to the camera there is a slot of a bunch of numbers. Is that for manual focus?
dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
Quoting P38Ace (Thread starter): I have a couple questions. on the lens there is a option 1 and a option 2 of OS which one should I use.
Option 1 for general picture taking; Option two eliminates only vertical shake, so it's best used when panning.
Quoting P38Ace (Thread starter): Also at the neck of the lens closest to the camera there is a slot of a bunch of numbers. Is that for manual focus?
Like this with the 22 16 11 etc..?
If yes, that's the aperture ring, and no, it's not related to AF/MF. If it's the one above it behind the glass cover, then it's the focus distance indicator and can be used with both AF and MF.
Not to sound harsh, but your question is akin to you walking into a car repair shop and asking the mechanic what the speedometer is and whether it's used for steering on the Lexus you just rented. I think you'll get a lot more out of your equipment if you start with the basics and do just the tiniest bit of research yourself. I don't have a Sigma lens with OS, but I was able to find the difference between the two modes in about 60 seconds with Google. That way, you'll get more enjoyment out of your time and equipment, and won't waste as much trying to figure out what/how things work. Oh, your pictures should come out better too
stevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5184 times:
Not to carry on about your comment, Jason, but if you have any aviation related questions, Dana is EXACTLY the person you want to have respond. As of late, he is by far the most helpful photographer in this forum and takes a lot of time to educate others.
Oh, and you have to agree, his response had a good point.