Some bird pics taken with the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 (Image heavy)


Link Posted 30/01/2022 - 20:05
Thanks to a member here I recently picked up a Sigma 500mm f/4.5 but up until this week I really haven't had much of a chance to use it due to the abysmal weather we have had. Anyway things have picked up a bit and it has been brighter which gave me a chance to try the lens out properly on the K-1.

These are a few of my efforts so far.

Ashlett Creek Fawley by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Marsh tit by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Nuthatch by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Ashlett Creek Fawley by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Ashlett Creek Fawley by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Robin by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Woodpecker by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Blue tit by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Chaffinch by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Ashlett Creek Fawley by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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Link Posted 30/01/2022 - 20:57
I'd say the combination of lens and photographer certainly delivers

All excellent, I think the 2 birds fighting/playing/mating stands out for capturing a moment so expertly


Link Posted 30/01/2022 - 21:02
Excellent set, very well photographed.

The fourth one is definitely the stand-out.

Kind Regards

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Link Posted 30/01/2022 - 21:17
All quality images. Top work.

Best regards


Link Posted 31/01/2022 - 06:34
Nicely done
I didnt know a sigma 500 existed for pentax.
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 31/01/2022 - 10:06
Looks like a great lens

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Link Posted 31/01/2022 - 10:45
Some first class shots there Mike. I really like the nuthatch, great composition and beautifully lit.

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.


Link Posted 31/01/2022 - 13:39
I like them all. A great eye for composition and lighting there. Nice job.
Be well, stay safe.


Link Posted 31/01/2022 - 17:14
nice one mike great set
k5iis k200d
8mm fisheye sigma 15mm sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm
tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 18-55 al ii sigma 18-125 hsm tokina 20-35 af tokina 28-70 atx pro ii tamron af 90 pentax F 35-105 pentax fa 50 1;1;7 pentax 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash


Link Posted 03/02/2022 - 10:50
Cheers for the comments, Its a fairly hefty lens to be used handheld but just about manageable. Thanks to another member I found the matched 1.4x for a decent price but tbh I wasn't that impressed with the quality.
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