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    Default Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if it is
    sharp the whole focal length

    Thanks in advance
    Scooter


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    Scooter Guest

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    "Scooter" <scooter2bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    news:eywQa.3947$wU5.940news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if it
    is
    > sharp the whole focal length
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Scooter
    >
    What are the odds ? Even I wouldnt bet on that.


    Miro Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    i have not used this combo personally, but there are numerous extremely
    happy owners of this combo who post on dpreview and other web forums who
    *are* very happy with its performance. it seems near miraculous that the
    50-500 could be sharp over such a massive zoom range, but that's all I've
    ever heard. In fact i've not once heard anyone say it is soft, quite
    remarkable but the feedback is consistent.

    Best to simply try the combo out in a shop if you can. Check the images, etc
    and there you go. But the signs are good, FWIW.


    " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Scooter" <scooter2bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    > news:eywQa.3947$wU5.940news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > > Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if
    it
    > is
    > > sharp the whole focal length
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance
    > > Scooter
    > >
    >
    > What are the odds ? Even I wouldnt bet on that.
    >
    >

    Warren Prasek Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    It is true that there is a lot of happy users of this combo,
    but what are they comparing it to? and most important what are their
    expectation of the quality?
    I have even contemplating this myself, but went for the 100-400L instead
    However, it is good bang for the buck, and when used with the right
    technique you will get fantastic images

    so if it suits your budget, you are happy with the quality then go for it,
    if you expect it to perform better then primes in each focal length then you
    are kidding yourself. You do have the advantage with the 10D, that you can
    crank up the ISO and get a faster shutter speed, cos the lens is no speed
    demon

    Good luck and enjoy which ever lens you pick - most important is not what
    you are shooting with but that you are having fun shooting

    best regards

    Henrik

    "Warren Prasek" <newsgroupspam at deletethisbit dot wprasek dotcom> wrote in
    message news:3f132204$0$26531$afc38c87news.optusnet.com.a u...
    > i have not used this combo personally, but there are numerous extremely
    > happy owners of this combo who post on dpreview and other web forums who
    > *are* very happy with its performance. it seems near miraculous that the
    > 50-500 could be sharp over such a massive zoom range, but that's all I've
    > ever heard. In fact i've not once heard anyone say it is soft, quite
    > remarkable but the feedback is consistent.
    >
    > Best to simply try the combo out in a shop if you can. Check the images,
    etc
    > and there you go. But the signs are good, FWIW.
    >
    >
    > " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:3f129891$0$1210$afc38c87news.optusnet.com.au ...
    > >
    > > "Scooter" <scooter2bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    > > news:eywQa.3947$wU5.940news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > > > Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if
    > it
    > > is
    > > > sharp the whole focal length
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance
    > > > Scooter
    > > >
    > >
    > > What are the odds ? Even I wouldnt bet on that.
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    henrik Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    I have the lens and its works very well with my pentax MZ-S. Autofocus is
    faster than my tokina 80-200mm ATX Pro 2.8. Images are very sharp on film.
    However I use a monopod and provia pushed to 800iso


    "Scooter" <scooter2bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    news:eywQa.3947$wU5.940news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if it
    is
    > sharp the whole focal length
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Scooter
    >
    >

    wayne Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    Obviously it will not be as sharp as a prime, and there will be focal
    lengths/apertures where it is softer than others, however I am led to
    believe by many respected forum posters (who use recognised sharp zoom
    lenses like the 24-70L, 70-200L etc) that the 50-500 is pretty damn good,
    especially for such a zoom range.

    ultimately as you say, you have to try it yourself and see.


    " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > No lens is sharp at all f-stops. So in order to combine the zoom range
    with
    > f-stops you would need to know which f-stop is the sharpest at each focal
    > length. If all that is not important then I would say that sharpness is
    not
    > measured in the same way by all people.
    >
    >

    Warren Prasek Guest

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    "Warren Prasek" <newsgroupspam at deletethisbit dot wprasek dotcom> wrote in
    message news:3f136145$0$26535$afc38c87news.optusnet.com.a u...
    > Obviously it will not be as sharp as a prime, and there will be focal
    > lengths/apertures where it is softer than others, however I am led to
    > believe by many respected forum posters (who use recognised sharp zoom
    > lenses like the 24-70L, 70-200L etc) that the 50-500 is pretty damn good,
    > especially for such a zoom range.
    >
    > ultimately as you say, you have to try it yourself and see.
    What makes you think that those L lenses are all that good. They might be
    better than Sigma but they are not all that crash hot on the edge. Since the
    10D only uses the middle of the glass I suppose the only thing you have to
    weigh up is speed of the lens.


    Miro Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    I've used it on a D100 and a D1h so I suspect it would be similar to the
    10D.

    It is pretty good optically, it's not as razor sharp as my 70-200/2.8 for
    example, but it's certainly far from a junk lens, it's pretty consistent
    throughout it's entire range although I only use it generally between
    300-500mm.

    It is a pretty large lens though, you certainly won't be handholding it. The
    f/6.3 at the 500mm end is a bit of a pain, but you have to live with it and
    crank the iso up if you need fast shutter speeds, considering the Nikon
    500mm is $15k it's a pretty small sacrifice to make :)

    I've used it for motorsports a bit and I do like it - I do use my 70-200 +
    tc 1.4 in preference to it though when possible.





    "Scooter" <scooter2bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    news:eywQa.3947$wU5.940news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if it
    is
    > sharp the whole focal length
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Scooter
    >
    >

    Gavin Cato Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    Id be most surprised if it was really sharp over such a focal length ...
    50-500 is really a big ask for any lens .. there are just way too many
    compromises
    Infact I used to own a a few lenses of similar concept (28-200 35-135 etc)
    and if they cover wide - standard - and tele ... you can bet ya nads they
    will fail somewhere along that distance.

    My advice if you are really serious about photography and great images is to
    buy the BEST you can afford and build up slowly.. Forget the body ...
    the lenses make or break the image .. I learnt the hard way

    Graham

    Scooter <scooter2bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    news:eywQa.3947$wU5.940news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > Just looking to see if anyone has matched up this combo, and to see if it
    is
    > sharp the whole focal length
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Scooter
    >
    >

    Graham Guest

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    "Graham" <mehome.com> wrote in message
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    > Id be most surprised if it was really sharp over such a focal length ...
    > 50-500 is really a big ask for any lens .. there are just way too many
    > compromises
    > Infact I used to own a a few lenses of similar concept (28-200 35-135
    etc)
    > and if they cover wide - standard - and tele ... you can bet ya nads they
    > will fail somewhere along that distance.
    >
    > My advice if you are really serious about photography and great images is
    to
    > buy the BEST you can afford and build up slowly.. Forget the body ...
    > the lenses make or break the image .. I learnt the hard way
    >
    > Graham
    I agree. Buy the best lens.


    Miro Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    FYI I am a web designer (main profession) AND photographer (expensive hobby/
    2nd income stream). So I guess you are right in my case, but what's wrong
    with that? Each to their own.

    =======================
    [url]http://www.wprasek.com[/url]
    web design | interactive media | photography
    Brisbane, Australia


    " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Warren Prasek" <newsgroupspam at deletethisbit dot wprasek dotcom> wrote
    in
    > message news:3f136145$0$26535$afc38c87news.optusnet.com.a u...
    > > Obviously it will not be as sharp as a prime, and there will be focal
    > > lengths/apertures where it is softer than others, however I am led to
    > > believe by many respected forum posters (who use recognised sharp zoom
    > > lenses like the 24-70L, 70-200L etc) that the 50-500 is pretty damn
    good,
    > > especially for such a zoom range.
    >
    > If this newsgroup is typical of others then most of the users are web site
    > developers not photographers.
    >
    >

    Warren Prasek Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    yes, i think we have already established that "ultrazoom" lenses with this
    sort of huge focal range are never going to be as good as eg. a 27-70 or
    70-200 lens, *HOWEVER* this lens has been widely and repeatedly praised by
    many respected enthusiast/ semi-pro photographers as being remarkably sharp
    for this type of lens. IE a lot better than you would expect for such a zoom
    range.

    again, before buying u really have to try it out yourself. if you go in
    expecting canon "L" quality (or equivanlent nikon etc) you will of course be
    disappointed. but it is apparently WAY BETTER than eg. a tamron 28-300, etc.

    =======================
    [url]http://www.wprasek.com[/url]
    web design | interactive media | photography
    Brisbane, Australia


    Warren Prasek Guest

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    " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I agree. Buy the best lens.
    Sure, I'll just go out and spend 15k on a 500mm f/4. easy!



    Gavin Cato Guest

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    "Gavin Cato" <gavinnospam.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:3f13d0d9$0$1209$afc38c87news.optusnet.com.au ...
    > >
    > > I agree. Buy the best lens.
    >
    > Sure, I'll just go out and spend 15k on a 500mm f/4. easy!
    >
    Its never compromise ...... from junk to insane and nothing inbetween. I
    swear this news feed must be going into the bipolar disorder ward of a loony
    bin.


    Miro Guest

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    Default Re: Canon 10d and Sigma 50-500 4/6.3

    God only knows whats going on in your head.



    " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > "Gavin Cato" <gavinnospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:3f149142$0$95048$c30e37c6lon-reader.news.telstra.net...
    > >
    > > " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:3f13d0d9$0$1209$afc38c87news.optusnet.com.au ...
    > > >
    > > > I agree. Buy the best lens.
    > >
    > > Sure, I'll just go out and spend 15k on a 500mm f/4. easy!
    > >
    >
    > Its never compromise ...... from junk to insane and nothing inbetween. I
    > swear this news feed must be going into the bipolar disorder ward of a
    loony
    > bin.
    >
    >

    Gavin Cato Guest

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    Miro <miro01hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Its never compromise ...... from junk to insane and nothing inbetween. I
    > swear this news feed must be going into the bipolar disorder ward of a loony
    > bin.
    Must be - how else would you be getting it?

    Scott.
    Scott Howard Guest

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    "Gavin Cato" <gavinnospam.com> wrote in message
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    > God only knows whats going on in your head.
    Considering that I am forthright and open minded you need only look in
    google to work it out.


    Miro Guest

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    You are far from open minded.


    " Miro" <miro01hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Considering that I am forthright and open minded you need only look in
    > google to work it out.
    >
    >

    Gavin Cato Guest

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    "Gavin Cato" <gavinnospam.com> wrote in message
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    > You are far from open minded.
    >
    Polite maybe not. Open minded most certainly. I see that some things have
    merit in a given situation and the same item does not have merit in all
    situations. If you dont know the difference ...... then so be it.



    Miro Guest

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