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I was pleasantly surprised.......
Posted By: Heinrich Lohmann, 06-13-2008, 11:20 AM

.......with the 1.4 TC on Bigma. I had never really used it but yesterday I figured that it was time to try it under real conditiones. All handheld but leaned against whatever was available including elbows on table. VR does a wonderful job, exif is intact.









This last one is whithout the TC 1.4



No doubt that with better technic like on a tripod etc things could be improved but in my way of shooting that only happens rarely.
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06-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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I am impressed too... even braced / handheld at 700mm they are sharp. Good color too. Even more impressive since the extra 200mm of the tc is not added to the image stablization factor from the camera.

I would be very happy getting these wonderful results from a bigma + TC...
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Awesome Heinrich. What brand TC was it?
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Awesome Heinrich. What brand TC was it?
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Ditto. Those are impressive. Way better than anything I could do. Was it a Sigma converter?

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I'd like to think it was the Tamron??
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I'd like to think it was the Tamron??
Shall we have a poll before Heinrich responds?
I vote for Sigma
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Shall we have a poll before Heinrich responds?
I vote for Sigma
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Go ahead guys, I'll pass because I already know which one he has (told us some time ago) :ugh:

Anyway I am also impressed from the combination of 1.4 X 500. I'll bet that autofocus was at least hunting badly?

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Heinrich,

I am assuming that this is the dedicated APO from Sigma. If so, it does a very good job but adds an additional challenge to stabilization. If not... so what . But, wow, what it can add to the reach of long lens

Nice captures here too.
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I am impressed too... even braced / handheld at 700mm they are sharp. Good color too. Even more impressive since the extra 200mm of the tc is not added to the image stablization factor from the camera.

I would be very happy getting these wonderful results from a bigma + TC...
Hi Gus and thank you, we won't talk about the rejects. :-)

Take care,
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Awesome Heinrich. What brand TC was it?
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Thank you Gary, it is the Sigma EX.

Take care,
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Ditto. Those are impressive. Way better than anything I could do. Was it a Sigma converter?
Thank you Steven, there isn't a reson in the world why you couln't do the same with the same equipment it is not rocket science. Yes it is the Sigma TC.

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I'm afraid you loose Bruce, it is the Sigma.
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Too late Gary and of course you are right,

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Go ahead guys, I'll pass because I already know which one he has (told us some time ago) :ugh:

Anyway I am also impressed from the combination of 1.4 X 500. I'll bet that autofocus was at least hunting badly?
Hi Georg and thank you, it is an impressive if somewhat heavy setup. Autofocus in good light ( like the first two) is no problem at all. In the shade and under trees I don't even try, I just focus manually.

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I am assuming that this is the dedicated APO from Sigma. If so, it does a very good job but adds an additional challenge to stabilization. If not... so what . But, wow, what it can add to the reach of long lens

Nice captures here too.
Hi Stephen and thank you. You assumed right of course, at 500mm I figured I'd better get the TC made for the lens.

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