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griffljg
12-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Taken with an Olympus OMD E-M1 using an MMF-3 adaptor.

This scruffy little thing was showing a very close interest in my barbecue. He would probably have burnt himself if the lid hadn't been closed.

http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48643&stc=1

Edmunds
12-08-2014, 11:41 PM
How do you find the autofocus with the E-M1?

griffljg
12-09-2014, 01:02 AM
I find the autofocus to be slow, but accuracy was a bit of a problem until I started setting the autofocus to S-AF with only one central point. Now I am getting a lot more "keepers".

Another thing to remember that this is one very long lens. If you are hand holding the lens, you should try for a shutter speed of at least 1/1000 sec when it is fully extended. This means setting it to maximum aperture which has a very shallow depth of field. Accurate focus is critical.

griffljg
03-07-2015, 04:36 PM
A couple of weeks ago, the light was fairly good and the skies were clear after the rain had cleared away. I decided to go outdoors and play with the Bigma again. Settings on my OM-D E-M1 were as follows: Shutter speed priority, 1/1000s, auto ISO with a maximum ISO of 6400.

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Edmunds
03-08-2015, 12:25 AM
That looks rather good for a picture taken at 1000mmm equiv!

griffljg
03-08-2015, 01:38 AM
Up to about 400mm, the lens is surprisingly sharp. Between 400mm and 500mm, it loses a bit of definition. I think that I am going to have to set up a bird bath and feeder in my back yard so that I don't have to take photos of birds at the tops of trees. ;) The other advantage would be that I could set the camera and lens on a tripod and use a slower shutter speed and a smaller aperture.

So far, all the photos which I have taken with the Bigma have been hand-held.

griffljg
08-19-2015, 02:51 AM
Here is a photo of the Bigma mounted on my E-M1 via an MMF-3 adaptor. (Photo taken with a Canon EOS 6D hand-held under less than ideal lighting conditions. Hence the blurr.)

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griffljg
04-24-2017, 02:35 AM
Here's another one, but using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II this time (A Bristol Fighter scaring a flight of ibis):

1/500s, f/9.0, ISO:200 at FL 363mm

(https://flic.kr/p/ST8v95)https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/33396443504_65832162fe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ST8v95)

griffljg
04-29-2017, 05:20 PM
1/800s, f/10.0, ISO:200, FL:177mm

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4161/33536896343_660cee0566_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T6xmSK)

griffljg
04-30-2017, 01:03 AM
Missed this one:

Olympus E-M1 MarkII with SIGMA 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG HSM through an MMF-3 adaptor.

This is the best I managed to get hand-held at 500mm focal length.

1/500s, f/9.0, ISO:200, FL:500mm

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/33544275563_70ccf0f3f5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T7cbsF)

MetilHed
05-01-2017, 09:16 AM
Hi. I just got this lens off of ebay with no hood. Google searches leave me ending up with the hood for the newer models of 50-500, which I dont know if the hood is the same or not. Could you tell me the model number on the hood ?

Thanks, Jeff.

griffljg
05-02-2017, 12:49 AM
Hi. I just got this lens off of ebay with no hood. Google searches leave me ending up with the hood for the newer models of 50-500, which I dont know if the hood is the same or not. Could you tell me the model number on the hood ?

Thanks, Jeff.

Hi Jeff,

I am sorry to have to tell you that there are no markings on the hood, except for "IN", "OUT" and "SIGMA".

Regards

Larry

MetilHed
05-02-2017, 08:54 AM
Dang. Thanks for looking.