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10-27-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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Just got the Bigma Sigma 50-500mm APO

I just bought today a lens that I believe from all comments is very good , Sigma 55-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG APO. I will taking photo soon of nature
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10-27-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
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My first trial , Ok but will need more time to understand that monster. I feel it's withish but still like the feel
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^ More pics please!
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Hmm,, well that shot looks hazy or maybe shot through a window. But, many people like the lens and have gotten good results. I opted for its brother, the 150-500, which I like well enough.

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Well congratulations on your purchase! Two things about the shot of the squirrel:

First, as SpecialK mentioned, contrast looks a bit low - but you were probably shooting from some distance away. Perhaps some humidity in the air?

Second, despite that, the image - even after being scaled down for the Internet - has that magic 3D quality that the best lenses offer.

Still, an excellent first effort. Again, congratulations and keep the pictures coming.
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Thanks Biro, I keep contrast low and I shoot from about 10 feet away at 270mm. Exif data were not attached
Iso1600,F5.6 1/200sec,+2EV

Yes you are correct , it look like 3D. I show that photo yesterday to my photo and she WOW.
Could use it as a Christmas card cover
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Congratulation on getting the BIGMA (proper capitalization is important... LOL). It's not an easy lens to use, it's heavy and hard to hold still, but once you master it you will find it indespensible. Nice shot of the squirrel by the way. A simple contrast and saturation boost should take care of most of the apparent haziness.

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I'm actually thinking of getting the BIGMA, and congratulations on your first trial. I took the liberty of doing a little post processing on so I could have an idea of what I could do with images coming from that lens and I'm even more convinced that I need it badly.

Here it is, I will delete it if you wish:


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QuoteOriginally posted by G-Diesel Quote
I'm actually thinking of getting the BIGMA, and congratulations on your first trial. I took the liberty of doing a little post processing on so I could have an idea of what I could do with images coming from that lens and I'm even more convinced that I need it badly.

Here it is, I will delete it if you wish:
Ahhhh.....

The power of PP.

And you did a BEAUTIFUL job on it!
10-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #10
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QuoteOriginally posted by G-Diesel Quote
I'm actually thinking of getting the BIGMA, and congratulations on your first trial. I took the liberty of doing a little post processing on so I could have an idea of what I could do with images coming from that lens and I'm even more convinced that I need it badly.
Great
Thank you
I want this to stay theret and this was done using my JPEG file.
I done little PP on my photo
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Thank you both. Checking online stores for the BIGMA as we speak!
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If I may ask, which store did you pick up this lens from?
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Congratulations on getting the Bigma, it's a mighty fine lens that has given me a lot of enjoyment.
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If I may ask, which store did you pick up this lens from?
I bought it from it from somebody here in Quebec who was selling it because he was not using it enought. He bought it new in 2009 . I got it under $900 CDN
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Wow, that's a great deal!
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