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    Default Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.3 APO DG HSM

    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.

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    How do you find the autofocus with the E-M1?
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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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.

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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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    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Retired: Olympus E-3, Olympus E-300 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    That looks rather good for a picture taken at 1000mmm equiv!
    Olympus OM-D EM-5
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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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.
    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Retired: Olympus E-3, Olympus E-300 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
    Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II,
    Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO DG

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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

    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Retired: Olympus E-3, Olympus E-300 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    1/800s, f/10.0, ISO:200, FL:177mm

    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Retired: Olympus E-3, Olympus E-300 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
    Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II,
    Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO DG

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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

    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Retired: Olympus E-3, Olympus E-300 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
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    Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO DG

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    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.

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MetilHed View Post
    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

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    Default Re: Sigma 50-500mm 1:4-6.2 APO DG HSM

    Dang. Thanks for looking.

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