I have no experience with the Sigma 50-500, I believe will be good idea to do a little test....
I have used a Sigma 120-300 and been extremely impressed -- others tested this lens out too and were similarly surprised by how sharp and smooth it is...
So I would say try out that 50-500 Pete, it might be just the ticket!
Would you say that the contrast was different from a telephoto canon lens? On some of the shorter focal length sigmas that I have tried, the contrast was a bit too strong for what I needed, so it would be interesting to know if this is also the case for this lens, and the other Sigma long focal lengths?
Just wanted to share a quick piece I shot a couple days ago in Nebraska of the Sandhill Crane migration. The birds have just started to really move through in large numbers and I spent the night in a blind on the Platte river to get these shots the following morning. For now it's very much just a montage thrown together for the Nature Center to play in their lobby ona loop. I will be spending more time later in March shooting more content to pull together a mini doc about the birds migration through this area of Nebraska. I will be sure to share the finished piece here. For now, enjoy the montage!
[QUOTE=I wonder how well something like the Sigma 50-500 f4.5-5.6 would hold up. I'm sure the optics won't be anywhere as good as the 150-600 so perhaps I'll go that root. All of my stuff will be 2k delivery.
Hi Pete, I am currently using the 50-500 f4.5-5.6 Sigma on a film about snow monkeys. For flexibility it is a great lens, not as sharp of course as the Canon 70-200, but it does hold up. I am mostly shooting 4K. I will post some frame grabs a bit later so you can get a sense of how it looks. I also found the same problems as Christian about Bomb EVF, I use the 5" LCD with Hoodman, and because I am often shooting in snow I add a fabric lens wrap over the hood and stick my head in it when it's really bright out. It works pretty well actually- protecting the LCD from falling snow and blocking a lot of stray light.
Also, I just tried out a whole load of follow focuses and really liked the Redrock Micro Blue. Most of the rest I tried had quite a lot of play in them. I figured for long lens work it might be a nice addition.
Nice Crane shots Kyle. Shooting at 120fps really makes a difference over 60fps with Varicam. Those are the kind of shots that make me wish my budget could stretch to an Epic.
Pete, if you are talking about wildlife work specifically, shoot me a PM - I would consider collaborating on some outdoor work.
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