Sigma/Bigma 50-500 Comparison Hand-Held vs Tripod

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Ken-L, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Shot #1 is the same shot I posted yesterday, hand-held.
    Shot #2 is that scene today shot with a tripod.

    Shot #3 is yesterday's shot, hand-held, "100% Crop"
    Shot #4 is today's shot with tripod, "100% Crop"

    Same time of day
    Hand-Held shots - Light Rain
    Tripod Shots - Partly Cloudy
    Color Balance was a little different today also (sloppy post-processing)
    I was about 10 feet closer with tripod, and angled slightly different
    I think my focus could have been better too.....

    I used my old tripod (too lazy to get my newer one out, which is more stable) and it was not very steady - I had to use a 15 second delay timer to let the camera/lens stop shaking after pressing the shutter release (please, don't tell me I should get a better tripod! - I know that, but won't). Oh, and I did have the UV filter on today but not yesterday, but I don't think it shows much difference.....

    #1: Hand-Held at 500mm

    #2: On Tripod at 500mm

    #3: Hand-held at 500mm - "100% Crop"

    #4: On Tripod at 500mm - "100% Crop"
  2. sure makes the argument for a tripod!!
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Tripod wins...:>)))))))))
  4. Brew

    Brew Guest

    It's the Bigma go-round :wink:
  5. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    8) What a lucky devil :twisted: I understand you are getting a Bigma.... I can hardly wait to see some shots :oops:
  6. Brew

    Brew Guest

    Thanks Ken :twisted: