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A fine pairing--Bigma and Benro
Lens: Bigma 50-500 Camera: K5IIs Photo Location: Saugus Ma. ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: charliezap, 03-07-2017, 08:22 AM

The Bigma beast needs some air time now and then so I dragged it out for some moon shots. The Benro tripod worked really well and handled the heavy lens at a very steep angle. I noticed that some of the best IQ comes when taking moon shots at around 300mm but never the less it is a nice "hunk of glass"--charliezap

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Nice! That perspective in the first pic makes it look ready to take on Godzilla. The detail on the moon next to the dark part makes me itch.
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Crisp, clear shots Zap, that lens is a monster for sure. What happened to all the snow?
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Of all the glass I had or have, the Bigma is my main squeeze. It's not for everything, true. But, what it does, it does extremely well. I have mine mounted on my K-70 (it looks almost ridiculous) on a Wimberly head mounted on a Vanguard Alta Pro. I've tried carbon fiber tripods, but they just seem so flimsy. Nice captures, Charlie.

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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
really well and handled the heavy lens at a very steep angle.
You have been spotted by Homeland Security and are now on the watch list.
Hope you are not living near an airport.

Cheers
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
Nice! That perspective in the first pic makes it look ready to take on Godzilla. The detail on the moon next to the dark part makes me itch.
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Crisp, clear shots Zap, that lens is a monster for sure. What happened to all the snow?
Thanks guys.With 70 deg. days for a bit the snow didn't have a chance Bob.-charliezap

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QuoteOriginally posted by gjtoth Quote
Of all the glass I had or have, the Bigma is my main squeeze. It's not for everything, true. But, what it does, it does extremely well. I have mine mounted on my K-70 (it looks almost ridiculous) on a Wimberly head mounted on a Vanguard Alta Pro. I've tried carbon fiber tripods, but they just seem so flimsy. Nice captures, Charlie.
The Benro TMA48CLB4 is a rugged beast-I got it at a steal for $375 with a big B4 head.I don't think for some reason that it's available anymore.--charliezap
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Capn, you got some heavy artillery there! Moon shots are perfect.

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Wow. Love it.

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You have been spotted by Homeland Security and are now on the watch list.
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Actually I live near the flight path to Boston's Logan International airport.--charliezap
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Actually I live near the flight path to Boston's Logan International airport
This explains the presents of those funny men in trench coats and dark glasses around your house.
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