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That Your New Bigma?
Lens: Bigma 50-500 HSM OS Camera: K5IIs Photo Location: Woods of Otis ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/160s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: Rupert, 09-20-2015, 12:54 PM

"Looky there! You got a new Bigma just for us squirrels!"




Trying to get used to the new lens.....but if it puts a smile on Otis' little face, I'm certain it is all going to work out just fine!


We won't tell him that while he was grinning, Jays were stealing his peanuts!


Regards!
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Are you pleased with it? and is out performing the old one.
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Looking good!
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Sharp!

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Are you sure Otis agreed with this new lens, Rupert?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Are you pleased with it? and is out performing the old one.
Yes, very pleased. Can't say the IQ is any better than the old Bigma and I'm not sure the OS is any better than Pentax SR...in fact I have switched it off and am using the camera SR. The HSM is wonderful....quiet and much faster than the screw drive.

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Looking good!
Thanks Eaglem!

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Sharp!
Thanks Steve!

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Are you sure Otis agreed with this new lens, Rupert?
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Well, he does seem to like it from the looks of his little face!


The Bigma bokeh is the same as the old one!



Regards!
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Congrats on the new lens Rupert, nice images as always.
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Those are great shots, incredibly sharp!
I always like to ask, just to get a feel for what the lens can do, how far away were you from these subjects?

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Well now - seems to be the perfect weapon to shoot these unsuspecting subjects.
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Sharp, sharp, sharp!! You da man with that new lens.

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Sorry for the slow response...I forgot I posted this...been busy with the new Bigma!

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Congrats on the new lens Rupert, nice images as always.
Thank you Heinrich! You are one of the top 4-5 shooters here on PF, your work is most superb, and I always enjoy...and envy...it!

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Those are great shots, incredibly sharp!
I always like to ask, just to get a feel for what the lens can do, how far away were you from these subjects?
Thanks Jerry! Mostly I am from 30 to 50 feet away on most shots. Almost all of them are shot through my office windows, so they could improve if shot outside, no doubt.

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It's like I'm there!
Yep, and if you come on down to the Woods of Otis, you can be right here!

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Well now - seems to be the perfect weapon to shoot these unsuspecting subjects.
Yep, squirrels seem to love a Bigma! Otis won't pose for anything else!

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Sharp, sharp, sharp!! You da man with that new lens.
Thanks Jer.....it is a fun lens for certain! Still getting used to the difference from my old one, but having fun doing it!

The new Bigma at ISO 6400 on the K5IIs...not half bad!


Some bright bokeh at ISO 1600


On the darker side of ISO 1600...



Nice at ISO 5000...too bad I cut off his feet....Otis thinks he would be better if I had cut off more than his feet!


Bigmas are fun lenses, you never know what kind of bokeh you will get, and that makes it interesting to shoot with!

Best Regards!
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You are good my friend!! Nice pics
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Great shots and congrats with your new lens. And by the looks off it this Bigma found it’s way to the right owner. Does it handle like the former one or are you two still getting to know each other?
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Looks like a fine tool in some very capable hands.
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