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

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Review Date: Apr 25, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: good zoom range (50-500mm),sturdy build (all made in Japan), good sharpness (for the price that is),nice case, affordable price is 1/4 compared to Canon or Nikon's "big" 400mm and 500mm lenses
Cons:
heavy lens, filters are 86mm and expensive, not as sharp as the best (but okay considering the price)

This lens (mine is Nikon mount) gives excellent results, I suspect I got a very good sample of this lens. Friends have often commented on the crispness and sharpness of my pictures with this lens. I'm aware this is no L lens, but I stress that at this price point (less than $2,000) there really are no good choices in the 50-500mm range except for this Sigma lens.
Construction, fit and finish of this lens are just excellent. I once dropped the lens, and it crashed on some rocks while mounted on a monopod. Other than some side scratches on the sides, the lens continues to work flawlessly! smooth barrel movement and sharp as ever.
Highly recommended for those photographers who can't afford $7,000 on a tele zoom.

(if you're not getting good results out of this lens, you should analyze your technique: try any or all of these tips: increase your shutter speed, decrease F-stop and zoom range, mount on a good tripod)