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Sigma Zoom 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by marios, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. marios

    marios New to Mu-43

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Cyprus
    Marios Philippou
    Somebody use this lens Sigma Zoom 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO? what do you advice? any sample photos? is it good on the olympus m4/3? and for bird photography?
     
  2. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 22, 2012
  3. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    If you feel you need this lens (not bad for the money) make sure you get the later OS (Optical Stabilized) version.

    The shot below was taken with a Nikon D300S and the Sigma 50-500 (non-OS type) and are both slightly out of focus from the primary objective. These were hand-held by the way.

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    DSC_1595_zps8645f9c6.
     
  4. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

    111
    Apr 22, 2012
    I'd think OS wouldn't be a concern... chances of finding an copy of one in 4/3 are slim to none, on any other mount the OS won't work, and if it's a later Olympus body you'll be able to use IBIS.
     
  5. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Good point, the OS won't apply unless it's an Oly mount. And there's no chance of that as far as I know.
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I've used it with FF cameras. I shoot Canon and found it just a bit sharper than the Canon 100-400 L. I don't have much regard for the 100-400 L. I found the Bigma to be barely acceptably sharp.

    Gary

    On a Canon:

    #1
    IMG_1467bz-XL.
    @ 500mm

    #2
    LAZoo-65-XL.
    @ 500mm

    #3
    2CBL0666-XL.
    @ 500mm

    #4
    LAZoo-30-L.
    @ 400mm

    #5
    _MG_0510-145.
    @ 500mm

    #6
    _MG_0309-114.

    #7
    GRA-SMCHS-Canyon%20Relays-128.
    @ 500mm

    #8
    GRA-SMCHS-Canyon%20Relays-54.
    @ 50mm

    Gary
     
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  7. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2010
    I wouldn't think that stabilization would be important in the first place because who would want to hand hold that monster? I'd be using a tripod 100% of the time so OS is useless.
     
  8. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Amazing shots Gary
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks Sam.
     
  10. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    I've had two of them for about six years, both fairly sharp on 1.6x, 1.3x and FF Canon, almost always handheld. I mostly use a 300/4 plus 1.4x TC for BIF, but I keep the Bigma's around for their flexibility. Even my wife has no problem handholding it.

    I'm seriously considering a EOS -> m43 adapter with aperture control so that I can use it on my GH2/3.
     
  11. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    This photo is a classic :2thumbs:
     
  12. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    BIGMA w/ gx7 (e-shutter) & e-m5, af is slow so these are mf shots

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  13. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    You might wanna think about getting a speed booster adapter for better resolution and one more stop of light.
     
  14. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    South Florida
    Steve Nunez
    I have a Minolta mount version of this lens and really like it allot- this particular sample is sharp at 500mm- which many are not at that length.
     

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  15. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

    449
    Oct 11, 2010
    South Florida
    Steve Nunez
    (manual focus) at 500mm- using a monopod

    Olympus OMD E-M10
     

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