P38Ace
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Help With Sigma 150-500mm OS

Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:21 am

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?

Sorry for the stupid questions.
 
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:14 am

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  
 
P38Ace
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:48 am

Well thanks for your reply. Note to self... Dont ask this guy any questions.
 
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:40 am

Quoting P38Ace (Reply 2):
Well thanks for your reply. Note to self... Dont ask this guy any questions.

He answered your question in more than enough detail and helped you out didn't he? He was giving you a friendly bit of advice, not flaming you.

I have a Sigma 80-400 and have always looked at OS mode 1 for use when shooting stationary subjects and mode 2 for moving ones.
 
P38Ace
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:13 am

Thank you very much will practice with it in the morning.
 
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:44 pm

Some more advice (if I may be so bold): Learn the relationship between shutter speed and aperture. Without understanding this fundamental thing, your photography will be hit or miss.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
 
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:09 pm

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.
 
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:54 am

Your all correct. I am sorry for my coment. I have and always will respect you vets. Without your guys help I would be dead in the water.

Thanks again.
 
dlowwa
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:39 am

Quoting p38Ace (Reply 7):

Hey don't worry about it. It's sometimes hard to tell on a forum if someone's got a real hate on for you or is just giving you a friendly ribbing (count me in the latter).

We all start from somewhere, and who knows, maybe in five years you'll be the one doling out advice to the noobs. Good luck with the Sigma, and be sure to let us see the results.

Btw, was it the aperture ring you were refering to in your original post?

Dana
 
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:30 am

Yes it was thank you.

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