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Archive 2011 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???
  
 
reno.peterson
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


If you have experience with this lens, I'd like to know what you think of it. I'll be using it on a 1DII and 7D. It is capable of working with Canon TC's? How is the AF speed and accuracy? OS mechanism sound and effectiveness...

Thanks...I'd love to be able to pick up the Canon 100-400L, but right now it's not an option financially, nor is the 400 f/5.6L. I'm mainly interested in opinions of the "titled" lens only...

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Dec 29, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


Does not work with Canon TC's due to the protruding element. Works OK with a Tamron.
The glass is very good and the OS is good. I liked the lens on anything still and not much when moving. AF speed was not great on both my copies. Mine had bad lens creep after a month or two.



Dec 29, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


I had this lense in the nikon mount.It was not sharp wide open and had to stop it down to f6.3-f8
This was taken @ f 6.3. Sold it and went for a 300 f4 with 1.4 tc.Almost identicle to the canon 300 f4.plus 1.4 tc 420mm f 5.6. You can shoot it wide open and the image quality blows away the sigma




  NIKON D90    400mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Dec 29, 2011 at 01:17 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


I don't know why you would spend $1,000 on a new Sigma, when you can pick up a like-new, used 100-400 on the B&S Forum for about the same price.


Dec 29, 2011 at 02:51 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


Points well taken...Thread end...

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Dec 29, 2011 at 03:41 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


I had it for a short time and never really liked it. ;( The Sigma 50-500. which I also owned, was a much better performer.


Dec 29, 2011 at 05:27 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - ???


Imagemaster wrote:
I don't know why you would spend $1,000 on a new Sigma, when you can pick up a like-new, used 100-400 on the B&S Forum for about the same price.


I agree. I was able to get a used copy for $1060 shipped and including PayPal costs. If you keep your eyes open you can find a good deal. Mine had some scratches on the hood and tripod ring and was an older model, but glass was brand new.



Dec 29, 2011 at 10:56 PM





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