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

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Review Date: Sep 7, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $899.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Great zoom range, fast focus, good bokeh
Cons:
Big and Heavy

Ordered the lens from Sigma4Less and the focus was off. I nervously returned the defective unit for replacement and another lens was shipped out the same day they received it, thank you very much. On my 20D I have the equivalent of an 800mm zoom and I'm finding shots I never noticed before. Using an ISO of 400 or 800 helps to compensate for the slow speed and enables surprisingly successful hand held shots. Focusing close at about eight feet produces a near macro effect with a short depth of field and beautiful bokeh. Nice lens but be ready for it's size and weight. When you aim this lens at someone they may run.