Sigma 150-600 lens

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I have owned and used most of Canons great primes. 500F/4 ( pretty heavy to hand hold and up close wildlife would often missed ), 300 F/2.8 ( Outstanding glass but 300mm not long enough for wildlife) 400mm F/5.6 ( totally regret selling this lens, almost perfect just a tad short for wildlife) 100-400 ( great glass, sharp pics very handy with 100-300 ability but again a tad short for wildlife needs)

Sigma introduced the 150-600 and the wildlife game was totally changed for so many. I see this lens EVERYWHERE when I am shooting in the national parks. The ability to have a lens to go from 150-600mm and be able to hand hold was a game changer for the industry. Its so good that I dont miss the big canon primes.....600mm is a must for wildlife work and the sigma puts you in the game for under $1000.....My favorite wildlife lens for sure. I can go from a full body shot to a head shot in an instant. Hoping others will show their results with this lens
 

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It's a great lens at a great price. I did end up selling mine, but not because it disappointed. I just had too much glass in general. and tended to use the 100-400mm or the 500mm prime instead.
 
It's a great lens at a great price. I did end up selling mine, but not because it disappointed. I just had too much glass in general. and tended to use the 100-400mm or the 500mm prime instead.

I sold off the 100-400 because of this sigma. hand holding 600mm was a game changer for me, especially when I was hiking
 
I just sold my 150-600C to help fund the 200-800, the main reason is the focus pulsing with both my R7 and R6ii, I often used it to shoot birds at my feeders 20 feed away.

I did like it although at 600mm I thought it was a hair soft.

Canon 90D 150-600C 1/1600 f/8 ISO 1000

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Got a steal from ebay - 150-600C hardly used but half the price :D
With a 1.4x Tele
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Was close to the house, so felt "safe" being this close during rut season
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Bird detect on H2S
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Looked through my LR catalog and realized the last time I shot with this lens was late December 2022. Seeing as how I started the image thread on POTN for the 150-600C, thought it fitting I'd share 2 captures from the last day I used it, with the R7 and 150-600C, both of which I sold last month. While I was shooting DSLR, the 150-600C was my bread and butter for wildlife. Once I moved to mirrorless, it was relegated to backup duty.



 
I absolutely loved the Sigma. I only sold it when I went mirrorless. The systems just didn't mesh well together, but if I still had dslrs I would have kept it.

A lot of people seemed to be complaining about being too heavy, but I never had a problem handholding - and I'm a short old woman!
 
I absolutely loved the Sigma. I only sold it when I went mirrorless. The systems just didn't mesh well together, but if I still had dslrs I would have kept it.

A lot of people seemed to be complaining about being too heavy, but I never had a problem handholding - and I'm a short old woman!
I'm on mirrorless - all my shots are with a Fujifilm
 
I'm on mirrorless - all my shots are with a Fujifilm
Do you have any problems with the focus pulsing on the Fujifilm? It wasn't horrible on my Canon mirrorless, but annoying nonetheless.
 
Do you have any problems with the focus pulsing on the Fujifilm? It wasn't horrible on my Canon mirrorless, but annoying nonetheless.
Onlly trouble I've had with the camera was that for whatever reason, It wouldn't pick this helicopter up when I was in Aircraft Detect, so had to go back to single point

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H2S | 1/80 | ISO80 | Sigma 150-600C | f/13 | 531mm
 
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