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Showcase Sigma 600mm f8 Mirror-Reflex

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Justified_Sinner, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 11, 2010
    Scotland, UK
    Dauvit Alexander
    Very difficult to handle! I had trouble even finding the target when I tried this at first but great fun once you get used to it. The IQ is pretty good - my expectations had been low after reading some reviews of it - and the doughnut bokeh are not so distracting. Other strange artefacts, however, are... have a look at the background shot of the bunting below.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_justified_sinner/7646222954/" title="Peek-A-Buddha by the justified sinner, on Flickr"> 7646222954_00cdc8bc0e. "500" height="375" alt="Peek-A-Buddha"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_justified_sinner/7018853211/" title="Smoking by the justified sinner, on Flickr"> 7018853211_38af738c72. "500" height="376" alt="Smoking"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_justified_sinner/7646228104/" title="Bunting by the justified sinner, on Flickr"> 7646228104_2c7a2c1b65. "500" height="375" alt="Bunting"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_justified_sinner/7019011919/" title="Bronze Face by the justified sinner, on Flickr"> 7019011919_ac3316e0e1. "375" height="500" alt="Bronze Face"></a>
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  2. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    I have one as well, forget about hand-holding it. Depth of field razor-thin as well. But if you hit the sweet spot, yowza! :) 
  3. docfox

    docfox Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    Hatfield, PA
    It's a big lens, without question! It works best on a tripod and with a camera that has in-body image stabilization! While not as swanky as a Nikon mirror or a Vivitar Series 1 800mm f/11 Solid Catadioptric ("Solid Cat") lens, this Sigma stands head and shoulders above the cheap 500 mm f/8 mirror lenses offered by others. They were well built high-quality optics.
    E-520    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/5s    ISO 400

    digilux 4.3    ---    11mm    f/2.8    1/4s    ISO 200

    DMC-G1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/200s    ISO 100

    E-520    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/5s    ISO 400

    E-520    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/8s    ISO 400

    Mine was an Olympus OM-mount lens - mounts for all the popular 1970's SLRs were offered. They came as a kit including small red, orange, yellow and neutral density filters (that fit in a drawer on the left side of the lens), a spun aluminum lens shade and a threaded aluminum lens cap all in a black leather case.
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  4. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Baltimore, MD
    Cross-posting from the Adapted Lens thread -- mine's a Nikon mount that has a bit of fungus and delamination along the edges of the mirror, still, I'm pretty happy with my first stab at using it tonight. A 28% crop for centering and a fair amount of sharpening and some level manipulation to bring out details.

    Moonshot with adapted Sigma 600mm ƒ8 Mirror Lens
    by Lewis Francis, on Flickr
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  5. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Baltimore, MD
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  6. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 21, 2017
    Mike Wingate
    I shall get mine out again and give it a go. All I ever did was take moon shots.
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  7. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
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