The D800 offers the prospect of high resolution wildlife and other nature shots. An "exotic" Nikkor telephoto is the best choice to exploit this capabilty but after shelling out for the D800 body finding $6k or more for a long lens could be challenging for many. I have had the Sigma 150 - 500 mm for several years and often obtain excellent results with the D7000 which has absolute resolution similar to the D800.
Recently I thought ... why not give the Sigma a try on the D800? I have prepared a web page with commentary, advice and some simple visual demonstrations based on my experiences with the D800 and that lens. If I get enough "hits" I will expand the page. To make a long story short, you can do some impressive work with the Sigma and a D800 so long as you can live with a rather slow telephoto and an OIS that takes 2 seconds to engage.
>JH, > >Nice work, thanks for reporting the D800 & Sigma 150-500mm >OS. Looks really sharp to me. Did you fine tune the Sigma >150-500 AF with the D800? > >You make a good point about the OS operation time on the Sigma >150-500, this could be the source of some of the >"soft" images others have reported. > >I have the Bigma 50-500 OS and it's pretty quick on OS >engagement, certainly not 2 seconds!!
This is not 150-500mm. It is new 50-500mm OS. Lenses developed after 2010 are much better than previous versions.