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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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New to me Bigma

I wasn't planning on buying anymore 43rds mount lenses, but I saw a used Sigma 50-500mm last week and got it from Adorama. I am thinking that the m43 300mm f4 and any m43 teleconverters are a few years away, and I can use the Bigma now with my E-3 (and in the future should I get an E-M1 someday).

There is a learning curve with this beast. By stopping down to f8-10 with good light and fast shutter speeds, I am beginning to get some reasonable results. I have seen some really good images from Bigma users on this site, so I am confident the lens (or my camera) will not be the limiting factor.



I am enjoying this lens and glad I found a decent copy.
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Re: New to me Bigma

That looks like a great start Dan.
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Re: New to me Bigma

Nice, good start, heavy to carry but the reach makes it worth it.
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Re: New to me Bigma

Nice picture. As you mentioned the lens needs stopping down fo F8 or smaller (at least when venturing in the long end of the zoom range).
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Nice shot Dan - good to see.
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Re: New to me Bigma

Nice shot with great detail.

I personally find f6.3 to be the best. I never shoot at full length either, I always wind the focus back 1/8 of a turn. It still registers at 500mm but seems to come out a little crisper.
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Nice shot with great detail.

I personally find f6.3 to be the best. I never shoot at full length either, I always wind the focus back 1/8 of a turn. It still registers at 500mm but seems to come out a little crisper.
Thanks for the tip, I will have to try that.
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