Sigma 300-800 lens

Started Jul 21, 2010 | Discussions thread
Ricky B
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Re: Sigma 300-800 lens
In reply to BPB, Jul 26, 2010

I shoot the 300-800 in the other camp. I’m not sure why anyone is experiencing a vibration problem. If anything, this lense should probably dampen vibration. I currently shoot it with a full frame system and just acquired an APS-C sensor but still don’t anticipate any vibration problems since the mirror is even smaller.

The optics are very nice. The focus isn’t a drum beater but fast enough and accurate. Just remember, you don’t get a lot of DOF with the long reach. Obviously the big advantage is the zoom. It’s nice to be able to take advantage of the entire frame since you are always in a fixed position. (I hope to remedy that in the not too distant future!) It is a beast but it’s very smooth on a gimbal head.
Hope that helps your decision process,
R

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