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11-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #16
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I am confused. Did you use the Sigma 50-500mm or the Sigma 170-500mm lens? Because my Sigma 50-500mm has never been that close to sharp and has been a great disappointment to me.

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Yes, I used Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG ASPHERICAL RF and use Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. I liked Sigma lenses. But 50-500 is an incredible wildlife lens. Because minimum focusing distance too closer than the others.

Minimum Focusing Distances at Maximum Lenght (sorted far to closer):

500mm F4.5 EX DG APO HSM -> 400 cm -> 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO HSM

170-500mm f/5-6.3 DG ASPHERICAL RF -> 320 cm -> 170-500mm f/5-6.3 DG ASPHERICAL RF

120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM -> 250 cm -> 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM

150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM -> 220 cm -> 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG HSM -> 218 cm -> 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG HSM

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM -> 180 cm -> 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

You can check my PENTAX K-5 + Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM closer video results:
(Please click to "Life calls out to us... on Vimeo" in red line (top of the preview video) to visit on Vimeo and watch in HD mode.)


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11-05-2011, 06:05 AM   #18
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Hi

I have obtained permission from OGUNTUKAY to post a colour corrected image of one of the kingfisher shots. By all means not perfect because of JPG limitations.

Please note the beak now has a bit of blue in it as it should and the end of the tail feathers are now the correct light blue.

Greetings

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11-05-2011, 06:42 AM   #19
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Thank you my friend, I looked. But I must say: This kingfisher not a blue one. You absolutely true for a bluish one, but this individual a greenish kingfisher. Maybe interesting but true. Greetings & Regards...

Like this:



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11-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #20
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Stunning shots. This is your work... well you're good at it, too!
11-05-2011, 07:36 AM   #21
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Thank you very much. Regards...
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Greeaaat images. Congratz!
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Many thanks.

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That is a wonderfull set. I had 170-500mm for a few weeks, but I'm not patient enough for this.

You must have a hell of a tripod to stabalize this set.
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Thank you very much Ron. 170-500 is a good lens, I used a long time. I don't always use a tripod; usually shooting on handheld.
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I don't always use a tripod; usually shooting on handheld.
even more impressive!
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Thank you again Ron. By the way I have only one tripod. It's a Slik Mini Pro III. Because I don't want to put my lens to ground. Greetings...
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Great! What was the distance between you and the birds?
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Thank you very much. 3-4m maximum.
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Beautiful images!

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Thank you very much. 3-4m maximum.
Wow, that's close. Are you shooting from a blind or are you camouflaged?
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