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  1. GreenNinja67

    GreenNinja67

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    It's an amazing lens but I don't think my back will stand carrying this FX gear much longer.

    If someone wants an as new Canon mount 150-600C it'll be listed in the classifieds soon.

    Shame as it's as sharp as a needle.
     
  2. footman

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    [​IMG]Red Deer Stag

    Bushy Park. The rut is starting to gather pace.
     
  3. mazdaman

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    Well my Siggy had a mishap at the weekend dropped and hit a tiled floor resulting in the barrel snapping clean off. After falling into a heap and repeating no no for what seemed like eternity I finally came to terms with what had happened and I contacted Sigma.

    All was not lost after sending over some photos to Sigma and ringing on Monday morning to discuss the issue Sigma confirmed they were confident a full repair could be undertaken. The lens has been shipped to Sigma for the repair to be carried out.

    The cost is £145 which given the extent of the damage is pretty good. As the saying goes a picture paints a thousand words so here is the shocking damage incurred.

    My reason to post is let other users know if the worse happens with your lens and you drop it all may not be lost. Fingers crossed I won't need to 're calibrate the lens with focal software. My lens prior to dropping it was very sharp across the zoom range. My 80D escaped the ordeal unscathed

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  4. Lemaildetom

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    That don't sounds too much really. It looked good for the bin to me!
     
  5. mazdaman

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    Exactly what I thought fit for the bin. As to the cost of the repair I agree much cheaper than buying a new lens
     
  6. GreenNinja67

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    Advertised my contemporary in the classifieds

    Canon mount.

    My back won't take anymore.

    Damn shame
     
  7. digital

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    Ouch! Ouch! And ouch again! £145 to fix that looks like the deal of the century.
     
  8. mark richards

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    that seems like a good deal from sigma,wonder how much it would have cost if it was nikon,"Mmmm yes" a new lens.
     
  9. mikew

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  10. StewartR

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    Absolutely. I've had examples of lenses being damaged like this. Virtually anything is repairable, and it's not necessarily prohibitively expensive.

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  11. footman

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    I keep thinking that I should sell this combination and just use the Olympus m4/3 stuff and then I see this:


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    Female Kestrel, Bushy Park.

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    Female Kestrel, Bushy Park.

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    I didn't think I'd got this one!
     
  12. Dangermouse1964

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    Superb, no WOW shots Laurence, I would be happy with those shots, no ecstatic
     
  13. footman

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    Thanks, it was a bit too exciting though, I didn't see the stag coming up behind me. He followed me through the bracken far too close for comfort, made me sweat a bit!
     
  14. smr

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    Hi all,

    Very happy, went to take photos of the Deer at Bradgate Park this morning and stumbled upon this Kingfisher. The first Kingfisher I've ever seen so I was just as happy to see one as to then be able to take photos. What a superb bird.

    [​IMG]Kingfisher by Joel Spencer, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kingfisher by Joel Spencer, on Flickr
     
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  15. footman

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    It's a lovely feeling when you get your first kingfisher, well found!
     
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  16. tonybassplayer

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    Still hunting for mine.

    There is one local to us on a stream but the blighter is so fast. Need to find where it perches.
     
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    put in your own perches, they will soon find and use.
     
  18. tonybassplayer

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    Now that is a very good idea
     
  19. smr

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    I did go out purposely looking for them on one occassion but since, although on my to-do list ive not given them much thought. I never expected to see one at Bradgate Park either, very pleasantly surprised.
     
  20. gary43

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    Hi smr

    Could you please let us know where at Bradgate this fellow was found ? I might get the opportunity to visit there tomorrow.
     
  21. Ploddles

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    I was very disappointed earlier in the year when I tried mine. Focus was very slow and hit and miss.

    Decided to try it again yesterday and I am still very disappointed. If the light is even slightly suboptimal then it is terrible. So much so that it really needed manual focussing first to get it near and then autofocus otherwise it would hunt for ages. This is on a 1DXii as well, so plenty of oomf to do it on its own.

    Time to trade it in when I am next after something.
     
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    Hi Ploddles

    Thanks for the input above. Given the reported excellent AF capabilities of the 1Dx2 then this does not sound promising !

    I now have a Nikon D810 which has a handy DX mode meaning that it is effectively a 16MP crop camera. I might have to live with that !

    Thanks again for sharing your experience.

    Gary
     
  23. Ploddles

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    On its own, without the converter then it is a fab lens.
     
  24. Rubber Soul

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    Hi guys, just found this forum. I have had the Sigma 150-600 for nearly a year and it is seldom off my Canon 80D. Also got the Sigma 1.4x TC, seldom used, will not AF quickly unless the light is good.
    This a picture is Full Frame.
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  25. Lemaildetom

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    Any recommendation for a cheapish / lightish / smallish bean bag for this lens?
    I have never shot from a car but sometime laying down in the grass or on some rocks.
     
  26. smr

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    Along the twisty river part gary
     
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