choose?...170-500sigma or 500minolta mirror?

Started Mar 4, 2007 | Discussions thread
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In reply to edholton, Mar 29, 2007

If you're thinking of the B&H used one - 500 mirror - vs. the Adorama used 170-500... keep in mind the new sony version of the 500 is now $609... For that $60 I'd get a new one (and the used is only 9+). I've looked at the 170-500 demo at Adorama (I bought the Bigma instead), and it's in great shape.

Read the Dyxum reviews for both... 170-500 is a faster lens with more range, but some complain of softness at 500... The 500 reflex often gets complaints about its donut-style bokeh -- but praise for being short and light and great to carry.

THEN, go to and look at sample images and see if they meet your expectations of the pics you want to take.

THEN... go buy a coffee and mull it over.

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