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post #1 of 13 Old 05-08-2004, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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My newest toy has arrived

so i decided it was time to added another lens to my equipment
and i choose for one from the Sigma Pro selection, mainly one of their latest releases a 50-500 mm with 86 mm diameter

i REALLY can't wait to start playing with it next weekend on track :green:
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-08-2004, 09:48 AM
 
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Good one Dirk - I remember Sigma lenses from my SLR days - they were always really well built and gave excellent quality.

50-500 is a fabulous range - I'm sure you'll have fun with it!!
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actually Bazil
on a digital one it becomes an 80-800
so it's a trackduty lens
and i'm gonna put her to a big test next weekend on Monaco :green:
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-08-2004, 01:45 PM
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That is an awesome lens Dirk! I can't wait to see what images you capture with it!

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-08-2004, 03:27 PM
 
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Wow, great looking lens, Dirk! 50-500 isn't bad at all. Should definitely result on some great looking photos! Can't wait to see the results after you return from Monaco!
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actually Bazil
on a digital one it becomes an 80-800
so it's a trackduty lens
and i'm gonna put her to a big test next weekend on Monaco :green:
I remember using a 400 with a 2x converter years ago to take some pictures on a cricket tour I was on - apart from the corners being a little vignetted the quality was quite acceptable, so I can't wait to see how you get on with your 800!!
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-12-2004, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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played with the lens a bit, to show you guys the differences
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-12-2004, 09:15 AM
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Wow!! I pulled up the 50 mm photo first and I didn't even notice the ball.

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Wow!! I pulled up the 50 mm photo first and I didn't even notice the ball.
:lol: :green:

that's kinda the point of that lens
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Having fun, eh Dirk!
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post #11 of 13 Old 05-12-2004, 11:53 PM
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What's the verdict on the quality of ultra-wide focal-range lenses like this, Dirk? I go through the Canon catalogue every so often and ofteh wonder why they have say 105-300, etc lenses while also having 28-250? Surely everyone would go the wider range every time?

I have assumed that the more "extreme" range ones (20-200, 50-500, etc) must be of lower optical quality than a tighter range zoom, figuring that you can't get anyting for nothing and the optics are probably better in the tigher ones.

It will be interesting to hear how you find it, and whether you reckon the quality drops off a bit at the "50" and "500" ends.

Enjoy!!
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post #12 of 13 Old 05-13-2004, 02:11 AM
 
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Usually the full range zoom lenses use much more light. I have no idea of qualityloss
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-15-2004, 08:28 PM
 
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thats a thats a realy good pic. can't wait to
see one on a car track

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