Beautiful work Mike! jtI am very happy with the 150 and it handles the Sig 1.4Tc extremely well. I will have a look for some photos taken with the TC attached but got now here are a couple of shots taken with the naked 150. I'm not sure if I have posted these on the Cafe before but here we go anyway.
View attachment 1596961Flying Moth 2-Web by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
View attachment 1596962Owen & Mam by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
View attachment 1596963Flying Moth 3 by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
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View attachment 1596965Pop the Magic Dragon. by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
Beautiful picks! jtRecently bought a Sigma 150-600mm sport to go with my Nikon D500, so far I'm pretty impressed, ok it doesn't offer the subject isolation of a Nikon fast tele on a fx body but it has surprised me so far with what it's able to render, here's a couple of recent examples which pleased me!
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Very, very nice! jtHere's something a little different. About ten years ago, the "three Jims at Naturescapes.net (Jim Urbach, Jim Neiger, and Jim Zipp) started advocating using long lenses for macro work. I made many butterfly images using my sigma 500 f4.5, taking advantage of the increased working distance with the bigger butterflies. For this image of a Zebra Swallowtail, I used the sigma 120-300 + Sigma 1.4 APO TC, imaged at 360mm, f4, View attachment 1597008 1/800, ISO 200 on an ancient coal-fired D2X (one of the finest cameras I ever owned) in my garden in 2008. This image was sold to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and ended up being the cover image on the 2014 Illinois State Park and Recreation Area Guidebook.
JT, just eyeballing it I'd say I cropped out at least 2/3 of the frame, so 16MP cropped out.Very nice Moon shot Bill--how many of the 24mp are cropped to fill the frame to this degree? jt
Thanks Mike, your shot above with the 35 f1.4 is great, terrific detail & sharpness.A very nice image full of detail Bill.
Thank you for the complement Bill. So your image is 24MPx cropp is 2/3=8MPx. Nice sharp shot excellent detail.JT, just eyeballing it I'd say I cropped out at least 2/3 of the frame, so 16MP cropped out.
Thanks Mike, your shot above with the 35 f1.4 is great, terrific detail & sharpness.