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Old 06-28-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Sigma 50-500 mm Telephoto Lens

Has anyone had any experience with this lens? Know of any good reviews? For what it is, the price is great. I am thinking about picking one up to try it out. I would rather bring that to some events then my other telephotos that cost 1000000000x more haha. Plus it reaches all the way to 500mm!!! Which i've read is acutally something like 470mm.. But on a body like the 40D it will be 750mm!!!

I believe its nicknamed the BIGMA hehe...

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...07&navigator=3



check out this sweet sample images



pretty good for a lens thats under $1500 with this focal range!

and check out how cheap it is in the states...
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-50-500mm...4634290&sr=8-1
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:27 AM   #2
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pretty big lens...
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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Yes, the Bigma. It definitely has its fans. I've read a lot of good comments about this in the forums. The only caveat is that you need very good light or a tripod. About a year ago there were a few good reviews up on the web, but this is about all I could find of them currently:

http://www.vividlight.com/Articles/413.htm

I haven't checked prices lately, but the Bigma might have come down a little since Sigma introduced a couple of newer OS HSM lenses that cover good parts of this range.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:35 AM   #4
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Yep yep, it's a beast. I've never used one, of course, but a lot of people love em
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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I'm on the verge of getting either this or the 150-500mm. The 150 has OS, the 50 has 50mm. Hmm.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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Bah, thats nothing. This ones should be dubbed that name:

http://niknon.com/showthread.php?t=241
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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wonder how much it costs....
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:40 PM   #8
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Exactly.

The Sigma gets a big nod because it's cost effective for a good focal range
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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I was considering both the Sigma 150-500 and 50-500 and ended up going with the Canon 100-400L. There was really no comparison when it came to the speed of the AF and the reviews I read strongly suggested sharpness compromises outside of the mid-range sweet spot of the Sigmas. The Canon won hands down.

Admittedly I think I like twist zooms better than the push-pull but that took all of a minute to get used to.

If you're looking at strictly the 50-500 though I think I've read better overall reviews of the 150-500 instead. A little less on the range but I believe it's better overall.

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