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Sigma 300-800mm f5.6 EX IF APO HSM

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Review Date: May 3, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharp, fast af, wide zoom range
Cons:
size, weight You do have to have a plan where you go. Not for people who likes to walk around in the woods and take photos while.


I bought this awesome piece of equipment last month.
First, I felt a bit like, I did a wrong turn, buying this.
I had some difficulties at first, using it.
But after few times, I've been more and more pleased with it.

It delirives sharp contrasty images.

Example photos:

(Motacilla alba)
http://www.harhakuva.org/view/209020
(Sterna hirundo)
http://www.harhakuva.org/view/209022


It is quite good following a moving object.

Example photos:

(Hirundo rustica)
http://www.harhakuva.org/view/209035
(Fulica atra)
http://www.harhakuva.org/view/208950


Before decision, buying it, I read from several forums, that it requires a sturby stand.
I have Manfrotto 055 + 029 -combo and didnt have any difficulties with blur due to camera shake.

Only thing one should be aware of, is that if the thing crashes to the ground, it crashes hard!

!!Due to the size, it is relatively easy to make it happen!!