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Is the 50-500 OS Sigma the perfect lens for airshows?

Shy Talk

Port Glasgow, UK
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Shy Talk Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jun 2010
Fri 22-Mar-13 11:58 PM | edited Sat 23-Mar-13 12:01 AM by Shy Talk

With the debut of the new 80-400 VR, naturally methinks 'shall we get one?'

As one already has the big Sigma, it's tricky to see what the new lens brings to the party...

We've really struggled to better it.

The obvious replacement is the 200-400VR, but why pay for a 'bright' lens when you cannot use it at f4- the last thing you want when photographing fast moving aircraft is shallow DOF!

I always use the Sigma at f8 to give decent DOF, which helps to minimise focus errors.

Is one missing a trick?

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