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Re: Bigma 50-500

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The EC20 with the 300mm gave disappointing results with lack of contrast and sharpness being the main problems but the EC14 does the job with no noticeable degrading of the image from the bare lens.
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My experience is much the same.
Seriously? In that case I'm definitely sticking with my legacy 350mm. Being 50mm longer I rarely need more than the EC14/1.4x-A to give me a 500mm f4.

And if I do need more I've never had a problem using a 2x-A behind it and neither have my clients/publishers.
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Re: Bigma 50-500

Well as luck has it I managed to pick up a Bigma on ebay for a reasonable price can't wait to start the learning curve
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Re: Bigma 50-500

WOW Lucky you - lets see some shots soon then ? Heavy beast dont you think?
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WOW Lucky you - lets see some shots soon then ? Heavy beast dont you think?
I havn't received the lens yet Chevvyf1 hopefully by the weekend . Any suggestions would be appreciated .
Should get a good laugh at the first attempts by the sounds of it
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I havn't received the lens yet Chevvyf1 hopefully by the weekend . Any suggestions would be appreciated .
Should get a good laugh at the first attempts by the sounds of it
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Yeah, just don't drop it.

You should have fun with it. Some have used monopods to help with stability with this lens, but that is only hearsay & not from (my) experience.
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Re: Bigma 50-500

I have got some ok'ish shots from it, see here

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13913

But I have a long way to go to get anywhere near the standard Peter gets, see here

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13650

But Life is a Journey of learning - not a destination of KNOWLEDGE ! and I am learning about BIGMA ! the nicest thing, is having discovered HERE is the knowledge and information to do better - with whatever you have !
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I would not normally waste my time shooting in this light but having just got the Bigma I had a go. Late afternoon overcast with drizzle and windy and very little birds (sorry I dont know what they are they just happen to land where I was)
I know there is much to learn but I am happy so far
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Re: Bigma 50-500

John a GREAT START ! love these cute and fluffy little green birds !

What BOD are you using ?
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Re: Bigma 50-500

Hi Chevvyf1
This was with the E5 but images with the E3 seen very similar but I bet that changes with some decent light. And you are right this is a heavy lens
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Hi Chevvyf1
This was with the E5 but images with the E3 seen very similar but I bet that changes with some decent light. And you are right this is a heavy lens
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I am going to email Peter re "Optimal Settings" for use of E5 + BIGMA he gets the most AMAZING RESULTS ! one I know is ESP Metering ?other I shall let you know if you like ?
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Re: Bigma 50-500

Thank you very much I am keen to learn how to get the best out of this lens .
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Re: Bigma 50-500

Ossie also a few others on here Derek being another and John P/Zuiko ? i shall post a thread asking for setting suggestions !
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Re: Bigma 50-500

Sorry for digging up a long buried thread, Is this 50-500 worth getting? Am offered a used for around GBP350. Intend to use it with the EM1.2

Won't be the fastest around but it works with the EC14.
ProCapture won't work. Not the sharpest knife around

So should I jump for it or not?
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Sorry for digging up a long buried thread, Is this 50-500 worth getting? Am offered a used for around GBP350. Intend to use it with the EM1.2

Won't be the fastest around but it works with the EC14.
ProCapture won't work. Not the sharpest knife around

So should I jump for it or not?
I wouldn't call it the sharpest lens around & can also show CA, but I definitely would not try to use the EC14 with it though (unless just experimenting on a tripod). In my experience (when I tried one), it is a little heavy & not easy to hand hold for long periods of time.
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Re: Bigma 50-500

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I wouldn't call it the sharpest lens around & can also show CA, but I definitely would not try to use the EC14 with it though (unless just experimenting on a tripod). In my experience (when I tried one), it is a little heavy & not easy to hand hold for long periods of time.
Agreed. It isn't exactly all that great for birds in flight. However, if the light is decent, it isn't all that bad for airshows. Here are some which I took at an airshow earlier this year. I was using an EM-1 II.













As Ross mentioned, the chromatic aberration can get quite noticeable, but didn't affect the photos above. However, if you look at the birdie pic below, you'll see plenty:

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