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Old 06-29-2017   #1
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Just received this lens yesterday. Bought it to use on the 6D. Have the custom functions set, but haven't had time to really fine tune focus. Lots of people complaining about no tripod collar, but I mounted mine with tripod attached to battery grip and had no problems. Mine will be used hand held 90% of the time. Looks like Sigma has done a good job with this lens.

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A lot to be said for tripod collars with long, heavy lenses:

* The body-lens balances a lot better on the tripod head, with no special tendency to point downward.
* Verticals are a lot easier to shoot because the tripod socket is still on the bottom of the assembly instead of being on one side.
* Transitions between horizontal and vertical are a lot faster and easier: just loosen the collar, rotate the camera body, and tighten. No adjustment to the tripod settings are necessary and the camera's aim is largely undisturbed.

However, since you will be using this lens mostly without a tripod (I assume it has the OS (Optical Stabilization) feature?) the tripod collar would be of less importance than otherwise. I have the Sigma 150-500 mm f/5-6.3 OS that I have also used without a tripod, but I wouldn't want to do that a lot with such a big and heavy lens.
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A lot to be said for tripod collars with long, heavy lenses:

* The body-lens balances a lot better on the tripod head, with no special tendency to point downward.
* Verticals are a lot easier to shoot because the tripod socket is still on the bottom of the assembly instead of being on one side.
* Transitions between horizontal and vertical are a lot faster and easier: just loosen the collar, rotate the camera body, and tighten. No adjustment to the tripod settings are necessary and the camera's aim is largely undisturbed.

However, since you will be using this lens mostly without a tripod (I assume it has the OS (Optical Stabilization) feature?) the tripod collar would be of less importance than otherwise. I have the Sigma 150-500 mm f/5-6.3 OS that I have also used without a tripod, but I wouldn't want to do that a lot with such a big and heavy lens.
I have the 150-600mm C, also and use it with a heavy duty Manfrotto tripod, usually on my 70D. The OS is really good on both these lenses. I have them set to Dynamic rather than Standard and it is rock steady.
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A couple of shots with the 6D.
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That's looking good - really interested in seeing how this lens goes as it could work a treat on my Olympus M1
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That's looking good - really interested in seeing how this lens goes as it could work a treat on my Olympus M1
Very pleased so far after working with it for several days. I adjusted MFA in camera to +3 on both ends and it seems to be dead on.


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