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New Sigma 150-500 OS

Posted Wednesday 17th December 2008 at 08:36 by Fowl Mouth
Updated Wednesday 17th December 2008 at 08:38 by Fowl Mouth
An early xmas present (thanks hun ) has made its way to the mount on my Rebel XT. Initially purchased for the 500mm fl, I'm quickly falling head over heels for the Optical Stabilization. I mean, WOW! Sigma claims 4 stops. I haven't found a way to measure this, exactly, but I have no reason to doubt the claim. I'm shooting handheld most of the time, with shutters down to 1/100, and still getting quality detail.

It isn't as sharp at the pixel level as my Canon 70-200 4, but I didn't expect that either. For the price ($881 USD shipped), for my non-professional use, this lens is stellar. I'm happy like a pig know. OK, so it is a little early. I've only had the beast for a week. Needless to say, I'm quite pleased.

So I got the big lens. Next goal, external flash and Better Beamer.

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Have fun with your new lens a great lens which I have owned myself , never let me down.
Posted Thursday 23rd December 2010 at 17:15 by Adam69 Adam69 is offline
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I too absolutely love this lens. It is a bit heavy for a walk around but with a tripod as I see you have it's so much fun!
Posted Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 18:48 by sarniabirding sarniabirding is offline
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I'm waiting on delivery of mine. I got a Sony DSLT A55 for Christmas and it tore the gears out of the Sigma 70-300mm lens I already had within a day or 2 of use.
Could've done without forking out for a new lens after Christmas (especially after getting a new Camera), but for 600 I couldn't resist.
I'll stick a couple of pics on as soon as I get a chance to play with it!!
Posted Friday 7th January 2011 at 09:44 by Mikeetubster Mikeetubster is offline
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