Field testing my a6500 + 150-600 lens at Melbourne Zoo

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  1. Vladdo

    Vladdo Member

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    With Avalon Airshow 2017 just around the corner, I've been updating my kit to something with a bit more ooomphf!

    This is the super zoom. Sony a6500 body + Sigma MC-11 adapter (for adapting Canon EF to Sony E mount) & Sigma 150-600mm Sports

    • 225-900mm equivalent focal length
    • 11 frames per second
    • 100 shot RAW buffer
    • 445 point auto focus
    • Couple of 128gb SD cards

    I've added a 10,400mah powerbank. Surprisingly, today's field test showed that the power bank only went down 1 bar of power, so from 4 to 3 bars with 5 hrs of usage. Bearing in mind that when the body is on USB power, the LCD screen doesn't turn off.. Very happy with the power usage, and snuck onto the tripod mount so it's out of the way and doesn't feel that heavy.

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    Sample shots..

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  2. lonewolf1983

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    good combo, does the MC-11 limit you to 3fps with Continuous AF like other adapted glass?
     
  3. Vladdo

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    Nope.. shoots at full 11fps with a 100 shot RAW buffer..
     
  4. lonewolf1983

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    with AFC tho?
    Other adapters means it locks AF at first shot

    nice pics too :)
     
  5. Vladdo

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    With the Sigma MC-11 + Sigma Lenses, it works in AF-C mode. That said, AF ability is pretty average when using a long lens in low-light. But for the most part, it's pretty good.
     
  6. Pbx_Jnr

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    It definitely has that "Sigma bokeh" look about it... I notice it a lot on my 35mm and 50mm Art lenses. There are days where I don't like it as much as Canon bokeh... but still, your animal and plane photos always make me want to invest in a long lens Vladdo :)

    Is that SOOC sharpness or did you do some sharpening in post mate? I know the Art series are pretty damn sharp right off the bat.
     
  7. Vladdo

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    I think the price performance of the 150-600 sigma is pretty damn sweet. 600mm is so very, very useful when you can't get close.

    Here's 100% crop of the unedited raw files. Just bear in mind that the penguin shot is 1000 iso, while the others are mostly 2500-4000 iso.. I always edit my photos within an inch of their life. If you're not editing your pics, you're only doing half a job..

    Also, here are some more I took today at the Museum of a 4 ship display. Quite happy with todays results too..

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  8. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Wow, stunning shots with lovely detail.
     

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