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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 10:17   #76
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http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1357161

the best I've seen so far. And look really really good imo
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 14:15   #78
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They are very impressive and show what this lens can do very well indeed. The Fred Miranda link was also very informative and IMO, this has to be the lens to go for under £1K. I wouldn't even consider the sport now after seeing these shots.
Well done you!
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 14:32   #79
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the best I've seen so far. And look really really good imo
Yep, they look very promising I must say. It has to be remembered however that they were taken with a FF camera, a lot of crop Cameras are not so forgiving due to the smaller pixel sizes. So far so good.
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 17:22   #80
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Yep, they look very promising I must say. It has to be remembered however that they were taken with a FF camera, a lot of crop Cameras are not so forgiving due to the smaller pixel sizes. So far so good.
I took mine with a 550D and I am happy with the results. I expect it to do even better with a full frame camera.
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 17:40   #81
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I took mine with a 550D and I am happy with the results. I expect it to do even better with a full frame camera.
Yep I saw that you were using a crop Camera Mic - I was referring to the Fred Miranda link samples that were all taken on a 5D3.
Your samples are good but like you say they would probably be better still on a FF.
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Yep I saw that you were using a crop Camera Mic - I was referring to the Fred Miranda link samples that were all taken on a 5D3.
Your samples are good but like you say they would probably be better still on a FF.
I agree, will try to borrow a full frame camera soon.
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 19:49   #83
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A few quick shots this morning with the 550D
I can likely do better with another camera but not bad for a first try

Just cropped but not re-sized.
Exif is intact (f6.3, f7.1 and f8)
Super shots, Mic! Thanks for sharing these!

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Not bad at all, and crisp.

Hand-held, or tripod?
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2015, 19:59   #85
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the best I've seen so far. And look really really good imo
Thanks for sharing this link, it is very good information! I just wished the photographer did not do such a heavy post processing to show his "test pictures" results with his 1.4x tele.

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Old Sunday 5th April 2015, 11:19   #86
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First quick shots with the 1Dx
Overcast weather. No noise reduction or sharpening, just adjusted levels.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...X/A21P7811.JPG

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Old Sunday 5th April 2015, 11:27   #87
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First quick shots with the 1Dx
Overcast weather. No noise reduction or sharpening, just adjusted levels.
Gorgeous captures, Mic! Even without sharpening, these pictures looks fabulous, thanks for sharing these! :)

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Old Sunday 5th April 2015, 12:40   #88
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super little set mic ,looks like sigma have pulled another one out of the hat
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Overcast weather. No noise reduction or sharpening, just adjusted levels.
are those uncropped, and if so, how close to the subject?
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Cropped, but not resized. A few meters away.
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Not going to get into more fighting.

Here are a few shots with the Tamron, the contemporaries direct competitor. Also of a House Sparrow. Also shot very close to subject. Shot with the Canon 7d2. Sun was out. Decide for yourself how they compare.

The first is cropped to 15 MP's

https://www.flickr.com/photos/120553...ream/lightbox/

The second cropped to 14.8MP

https://www.flickr.com/photos/120553...ream/lightbox/
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Sun was out
Your shot:
428mm f8 ISO400, sunny
Heavily sharpened

My shots:
600mm f6.3 to f8 ISO1250 to 1600, overcast
No sharpening

Apples and oranges

And if you don't want to fight please post in someone else's thread about a lens you own.

Wishes for a good Easter :)

I would VERY much appreciate it if you refrained from posting in this thread any more unless you have some shots you took with the Sigma 150-600 C
Can you imagine if everyone that has a comparable lens starts doing that.
It will turn this thread into a mess like the one for the Sports version which is something I would very much want to avoid.

Thank you

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Your shot:
428mm f8 ISO400, sunny
Heavily sharpened

My shots:
600mm f6.3 to f8 ISO1250 to 1600, overcast
No sharpening

Apples and oranges

And if you don't want to fight please post in someone else's thread about a lens you own.

Wishes for a good Easter :)
Not heavily sharpened at all, just heavily sharp. 1dx to 7d2. Finally we agree on something. Apples and oranges for sure. Tamron is the direct competitor. The post is very relevant to many.
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Old Monday 6th April 2015, 23:14   #96
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They look good on my tablet screen, will give them a good check over on the laptop tomorrow but just had to say I've never seen a blue tit's tongue before! Looking like a good option for me.

Have you made any adjustments with the dock or are you still shooting straight out of the box?
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Does the Contemporary have the custom function switch or is that only the Sports model? Can't find an image that shots what switches it has
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Does the Contemporary have the custom function switch or is that only the Sports model? Can't find an image that shots what switches it has
Yes, it has the same switches indeed.
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They look good on my tablet screen, will give them a good check over on the laptop tomorrow but just had to say I've never seen a blue tit's tongue before! Looking like a good option for me.

Have you made any adjustments with the dock or are you still shooting straight out of the box?
I did adjust it a little using the dock.
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Thanks on both accounts! I think that's me swayed, the dock is just too much of an advantage and I know the Sport model is going to be too heavy for me.

Not sure how I'm going to pay for it yet nor persuade the better half that I need it, but somehow, someday it will happen.

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