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Showcase Sigma 500mm f/8 Mirror-Telephoto MC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by kurtwist, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
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    Olympus E PL1 Sigma 600mm f8 MC Mirror-Telephoto I think many of the 5-600mm catadioptric lenses are better than a lot of folks think. A high shutter speed (even with IS) and extremely careful focusing are absolute musts. $/fun ratio is extremely high .
     
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  2. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    oranges/bird

    Olympus E PL1 For any of my bird posts, identification and corrections are welcomed Sigma_600_f8_cat_Vivitar100-300_039_-_Copy.JPG
     
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  3. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Thanks for these, nice color rendering and very sharp. I bought the same model lens a few months back and have been disappointed by lack of sharpness, but Ive also suspected it had more to do with lack of bracing/support and inaccurate focusing. I was about to sell, but I will try again.
     
  4. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    Good luck!
    Kurt
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Cool shots! I've thought about trying one of these. Did you use a tripod or are these handheld?
     
  6. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    They are handheld. I frame, then set the magnify function - focus on the bouncing feathers and shoot when they are sharp. A tripod would probably make things much easier!! NB - this is the 600mm - the thread caption is misleading (my error)
     
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Amazing that you could get such sharp photos handheld - well done.
     
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  8. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Very nice, the 2nd bird is a Northern Mockingbird assuming your in North America.
     
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  9. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    Thanks! I am indeed in North America -San Fernando Valley- Calif. As to hand holding, there are lots of unusable shots before I get a few good ones.
     
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  10. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    unsharp?

    One more - hand held 400mm_f6_3_Lentar_600_Sigma_black_035.JPG