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    Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

    Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

    Has any one used one or own one and if so did/do you like it and what kind of results did you achieve? do they have good clarity nice and sharp focus etc?

    I am thinking of buying one as an interim for my D800 until I get my good nikon one and then pass it on to my daughter.

    Cheers Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyreels View Post
    ...until I get my good nikon one and then pass it on...
    Which one?
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    I was going to buy this one AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR, but I will see how much the 800 will be when I am ready (this time next year)
    Last edited by flyreels; 13-07-2012 at 7:51pm.

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    Dagnabbit!!!! Call the forum cops, someone has said good and Nikon in the same sentence!!!!


    Sorry, hard to resist. I have the 50-500 on a canon mount and whilst it has not been plain sailing I cannot complain too much. Seems to work well on large targets but I cannot get good results birding <yet> and I will be humble and say that is likely down to my technique rather than the lens.

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    I have the 150-500 on my 7D canon and am impressed with it's performance to date. I use it for birds, wildlife and sports both football and motor sport.
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    Canon 400D Gripped, Canon 7D LCD Timer Gripped, Canon 70-200 f2.8L is ii. Canon 2X iii Extender, Canon 50mm 1.8, Sigma 150-500, Sigma 18-250, Sigma 17-50 F2.8, Sigma 10-20, Tamron 90mm Macro, Yonguno YN460 & 460ii Speedlights and a Hanimax TZ 1 Flash, Wireless Triggers ,LED Macro Ringlight, Extension Tubes, 3 tripods, 2 monopods, PS Elements 5 & 10, PSP9 and canon s/ware, various filters and other photographic paraphernalia all packed in a computrecker backpack + 3 smaller bags and an aluminium case.

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    This is where I think I'm leaning too

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    I have this lens & have found it quite good on my Pentax K7 Up to 400mm. It is very good particularly at f9.5 but technique has to be good. Hand held at longer zoom needs at least 1/500 sec. I find. I recommend catch-in-focus to help sharpness.
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    Hi scheery. I might be a bit slow here, what does "catch -in-focus" mean

    Quote Originally Posted by scheery View Post
    I have this lens & have found it quite good on my Pentax K7 Up to 400mm. It is very good particularly at f9.5 but technique has to be good. Hand held at longer zoom needs at least 1/500 sec. I find. I recommend catch-in-focus to help sharpness.
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    Two Questions...

    1. This lens for daytime footy and cricket... Thumbs up??
    2. This lens for daytime footy and cricket compared to the Stock standard 55-250 i got with the kit
    Last edited by MasterOfRoc; 28-03-2013 at 12:02am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterOfRoc View Post
    Two Questions...

    1. This lens for daytime footy and cricket... Thumbs up??
    2. This lens for daytime footy and cricket compared to the Stock standard 55-250 i got with the kit
    #1 A great lens for this.
    #2 No comparison, so much better.
    Here is a football shot at 500mm, F8, ISO100, 1/350th with my 7D/150-500 combination.

    IMG_2476aSz2.jpg

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    3/4 the way across too!

    Just the answer I was after, cheers

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    Picked it up... I'm in love! (Except af kinda dodgy at night)

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    Yeah I have found my 50 - 500 needs lots of light.

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