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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 22:34   #1
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Sigma 100-400 f/5.0-6.3

New leaks suggest there will soon be an announcement of a Sigma 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3

https://petapixel.com/2017/02/20/pho...s-coming-soon/

The fact it's 6.3 at the long end places it below the usual 100-400 options in terms of size and weight, as does the Contemporary rather than Sport label. This would place its target market as those who want something a bit more compact than the various 150-600 options while paying less than the Canikony 80/100-400 options.
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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 22:48   #2
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It might also place it as more or less a direct competitor of the pana 100-400 -- although that market is probably too small for Sigma to bother.

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Old Tuesday 21st February 2017, 08:51   #3
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More details here: https://www.dpreview.com/news/709455...dg-os-hsm-lens

Looks quite portable but it needs to be better than some of their previous 400m zooms which never seemed to have lived up to their promise
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Old Tuesday 9th May 2017, 16:28   #4
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Old Wednesday 10th May 2017, 15:45   #5
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More relevant sample images (a lot of birds @ 400mm):

https://www.dpreview.com/samples/650...sample-gallery

The lens is now in stock in some places.

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Old Wednesday 5th July 2017, 07:56   #6
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Just bought this to go with a D500,will post some bird images if the weather ever picks up,first thoughts on none birds is very good,it will work on the Nikon V2 the same as Nikon FX/DX lenses.
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Old Friday 7th July 2017, 16:26   #7
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A few samples from the 100-400 and D500
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Old Friday 7th July 2017, 16:28   #8
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A few samples from the 100-400 and D500
Looks sharp, any issues with AF, fast enough?

Did you drop the PanaLeica 100-400 etc.?
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Looks sharp, any issues with AF, fast enough?

Did you drop the PanaLeica 100-400 etc.?
AF feels like it could be faster but i may get better with it, yes i parted with the m4/3 waiting 5 weeks for a replacement 100-400 and still no sign of it was just too much.
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AF feels like it could be faster but i may get better with it, yes i parted with the m4/3 waiting 5 weeks for a replacement 100-400 and still no sign of it was just too much.
Maybe it was ment to be...and the D500 is not a bad camera
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A couple from the 100-400 on the Nikon V2
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Old Wednesday 16th August 2017, 21:32   #13
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Use it with the D7200 after a couple of years with the Fuji 100-400 and XT series cameras.
I'm very very impressed, for the money its excellent value.
A Chalkhill Blue butterfly attached.
I'm still getting used to the camera let alone the lens so i'm sure better will follow in time.
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When i first got my lens i was happy with it so never looked at AF fine tune, a couple of weeks ago my images started to look not so good,this made me do a AF fine tune on it,must say i am even more pleased with it.

The Swan is at 100mm and the Grey-lag eye at 400mm
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Just trying a Sigma 1.4 converter on it,the weather is against me getting any bird shots so i just took this from the front door.
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A few with the Sigma 1.4 converter
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Been playing a bit more with the 1.4 converter on this lens
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Last for now, hopefully i will get out for some small birds soon.
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