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p.1 #1 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


I've been wondering if anyone has or has tried one of these Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens?

I already have a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM in my collection, which produces great shots, but it falls short when I do the (very) occasional bird watching etc.

I'm just looking for some feedback. Though Sigma's website shows it lists for $2400 US, it appears to be available new for about $1650 US.

Anyone have information or comments they'd like to share?




Jul 02, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #2 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


I have a 50-500 sigma, love it on sunny days
below is a hand held shot at 500mm ... the pictures says it all

I've shot dog agility & dog frisbee outside with this lens, and it is fast on a sunny day ... I stress the conditions in lower light, it is slow
but on a bright day, it is an awesome lens and worth the $$

I have the $1K version & use it every summer have used it on the 300D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D & 7D

I'm not a birder, but I do make my living shooting the fastest dogs running agility and use my 70-200 f/2.8 indoors for that, so when I say the sigma is fast on a sunny day, it really is fast on a sunny day




Jul 02, 2010 at 03:08 AM
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p.1 #3 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=841795&highlight=50-500mm




Jul 02, 2010 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #4 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


Why don't you read the reviews of 79 owners on this site?:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=105&sort=7&cat=37&page=3

Except for the extra 100mm in reach, the Canon 100-400 is superior in every respect.



Jul 02, 2010 at 03:57 AM
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p.1 #5 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


Imagemaster wrote:
Why don't you read the reviews of 79 owners on this site?:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=105&sort=7&cat=37&page=3

Except for the extra 100mm in reach, the Canon 100-400 is superior in every respect.


That review is for a different lens. The one I've spec'd has optical image stabilization.

Edited on Jul 02, 2010 at 05:49 AM · View previous versions



Jul 02, 2010 at 05:44 AM
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p.1 #6 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


NinaS wrote:
I have the $1K version & use it every summer have used it on the 300D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D & 7D

The $1K version? Do you mean the version without optical stabilization??



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p.1 #7 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


Yep I think people are getting the 2 confused.
There was a thread on here by the lens rental guy (i think) that showed the new lens. not much from it but it said it looked promising.

If you want a long zoom lens with OS/IS your choices are pretty limited. the Canon 100-400 is probably the safest bet but the new sigma has got to be worth a look. Although I doubt its truly 500mm at normal working distances (I know the non OS is way short of 500mm)



Jul 02, 2010 at 06:54 AM
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p.1 #8 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


Yeah the non OS version is only around 465mm at infinity, doubt the new one has addressed that.


Jul 02, 2010 at 08:31 AM
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p.1 #9 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


Pixel Perfect wrote:
Yeah the non OS version is only around 465mm at infinity, doubt the new one has addressed that.


I read it was short of 500 but 465 at infinity! so is it 500 anywhere? or does it shorten even more at shorter distances? I thought that zooms were their rated MM (with in a decent %) at infinty but that at other distanses were a bit shorter.
How close to 400 is the 100-400?
I think one major flaw thats been found in the Nik 70-200 VR2 is that at MFD its barely over 120mm



Jul 02, 2010 at 08:38 AM
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p.1 #10 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


I have the non OS version and I'm very glad with it. According to what I read, the new version (OS) is very similar in IQ, but instead of start in f/4 starts in f/4.5. In full format, shows a significantly higher vignetting that in APS-C sensors

Here an example (handheld at 500mm)



More photos, all taken with the "sigmonster":

http://www.delanuezphoto.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=14575680&AlbumKey=SDNDa

Edited on Nov 12, 2010 at 04:18 PM · View previous versions



Nov 12, 2010 at 02:16 PM
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p.1 #11 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


I used the 50-500 for about 5 years and decided it really was too short and too slow for my use. I replaced it with the 100-400 IS and a 2X TC which while being a little slower with the TC, extended my reach considerably. The IQ was ok on the non IS but I am far happier with the 100-400. I like all of the Sigma lens for the money and they are good lenses, but I like the results of my Canon lens better.


Nov 12, 2010 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #12 · Anyone tried the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


I tried out the new version with OS back in the late spring. Had it for 4-5 days. I found that my version wasn't bad, but was not quite as sharp as either my 400 f5.6 or my 100-400. I really would have liked the extra reach, but felt that I would always be unhappy with the lack of sharpness. It also didn't seem to be a true 500mm when I compared images shot with the 400 f5.6. Nothing scientific here though.

I returned the lens and haven't had any regrets.

Bruce



Nov 13, 2010 at 01:40 AM





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