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Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM

Review Date: Aug 18, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: The build quality is superb. So incredible sharp, even wide open from 50-500mm. Fast zoom, at least on my D70. Quiet zoom, thanks to HSM.
It requires a lot of light. Heavy boh yes and no. The heaviness helps it getting stable, for an moment, after that it starts getting heavy if following an subject for an long time.

I first noticed this lens here in the review section. I started looking a the specs for it and i looked at diff. forums to see what other people had to say about it.

After a few days i decided to buy it, so i started checking around here in Sweden to see where to find it and how long to get it home. Man, it was hard to find it in shops with the nikon mount. Also, the time to get it home was way to long for me, i donīt have the patience to wait.

Finally i found an shop that got it home in 3 days with an reasonable price . When i say reasonably, i mean that in sweden it is one of the cheapest prices, but compared to USA, it is not.

I got it an thursday, two days later we got to Copenhagen Zoo where i tried it out and man, that is an incredible lens. So sharp and so fast zooming, and quiet.

I highly recommend it, but not for indoor usage because it is not that fast.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor

Review Date: Nov 15, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $150.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, fast and lightweighted.
A little bit tight when mounting it, but that will brobably ease up after some usage.

This is my first prime lens and i like it. It is fast, compared to the other lenses i have. It is sharp, specially when using it at f/3.x, but also sharp at f/1.8.

When i first tried it at the shop i thought it was a little bit to tight to mount on my camera, but that has been better and better, so nothing to worry about.

The price i paid may seem a little bit expensive, but i bought it in Sweden where the price is a little bit higher than in USA.