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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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After much thought over the last couple of weeks and with nice pictures by Peter(Art Frames) and Nick I finally cracked and went out and got the Sigma 50-500.Had a look at the 135-400 but could not resist the Bigma.

First picture



Jpeg out of the camera just a little Levels and resized.

This was hand held and may be where IS comes into it own.

Got to find a good but not to expensive 82mm filter now.
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Oooh, you luck devil Andy... I sooo want one of these lenses. Please do let us know how you get on with it yeah. Good luck experimenting.
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So far am very impressed.Probably better than I thought.Focus locks very well and is very quite.

Just couple more samples.



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You're just plain cruel aren't you... go on, admit it...

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You're just plain cruel aren't you... go on, admit it...

Phah! I bet you live under a runway...

It was at 29000 feet.Believe that you'll believe anything.
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Got to find a good but not to expensive 82mm filter now.[/QUOTE]

How does 45 sound seen one on ebay shops do you want me to search for it.
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Got to find a good but not to expensive 82mm filter now.
How does 45 sound seen one on ebay shops do you want me to search for it.
John[/QUOTE]

Sounds about the right price.On my other lenses I use Hoya Pro1 digital which seem ok to me.Any idea what brand???

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How does 45 sound seen one on ebay shops do you want me to search for it.
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Sounds about the right price.On my other lenses I use Hoya Pro1 digital which seem ok to me.Any idea what brand???

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the Ebay shop is called Crooked Imaging item number 350046499101
its a Hoya 82mm digital Pro 1 DMC lens protector filter.
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Sounds about the right price.On my other lenses I use Hoya Pro1 digital which seem ok to me.Any idea what brand???

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the Ebay shop is called Crooked Imaging item number 350046499101
its a Hoya 82mm digital Pro 1 DMC lens protector filter.
Hope this helps, John[/QUOTE]

Cheers,I'll have a look.

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Re: Gave the credit card a bashing.

My Bigma arrived. Its big.....very big.

Check out this image of the Bigma + EC20 + E510



I will post some sample later on.
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My Bigma arrived. Its big.....very big.

Check out this image of the Bigma + EC20 + E510



I will post some sample later on.
John

It is big and heavy but I find I can hand hold it as long as I keep to about 1/250 or faster with I/s on.Wide open at 500mm is f6.3,I have been stopping down by 1 stop to f 7.1 and using 400iso.
With the EC14 its F8.9 wide open,Ive had a dabble with this but yet to decide if I want to use it.
What is the F stop with the EC20???

Good luck using it I really think its what IS is for when hand holding.

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.
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Re: Gave the credit card a bashing.

Wehey John she is a Big One eh! I too am looking forward to seeing some photos from you taken with this and with the EC-20 combo. You can try my EC-14 with it on the weekend by all means.
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Re: Gave the credit card a bashing.

I have not had change to take many images worth ppsting yet.

The Bigma and EC-20 at 500mm givems me a reading of F12. This suprised me, as my calcualtion indicate is should be F13ish.

You cannot use the combo without a support.

I ahve also found that you need a lot of light to focus.....this is not suprising. However when using the combo, you cannot focus on anything that it close. I found that 6M was optimal for min focusing.

I hope the weather is OK tonight, as I want to take some moon shots.

I also had the 50mm macro arrive. First impressions.......damm sharp.

Both lenses are going to take time to learn, but it should be fun.

Next the EC-14, 25mm Pancake and maybe the 50-200mm SWD.

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WANT ONE!


Looking forward to some shots from this lens.

Instead of the EC-20 some people are using two stacked EC-14's - gived the same F loss and magnification, but some people report it as being slightly sharper.

However its an expesive option I got my EC from chinaarts on ebay - very competitive price, and 2 days from HK!

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Re: Gave the credit card a bashing.

Anyone want to swap the Oly 11-22mm for a Sigma Bigma...
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