Believe it or not - the 500mm is available for preorder

Started Feb 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dave Oddie
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Re: Believe it or not - the 500mm is available for preorder
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Feb 21, 2012

Amateur Sony Shooter wrote:

Let me do the math, OEM 300/2.8 prime with 1.4x TC goes for $7k at 420/4, with this new Sony 500/4 you pay $13k, so that's $75 for every mm worth of focal length. My Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS with 1.4x TC "only" cost $3k, so I have "saved" $10k, for giving up extra 80mm. Thank you Sony for making me feel better!

But surely the point of the F4 500mm lenses whoever makes them is you can stick a 1.4x converter on them to get a 700mm F5.6 lens.

The prices make the Sigma 500 F4.5 that goes for around £3200 in the UK seem an absolute bargain. And as with the Sony that has no the advantage of no optical stabilization elements to get in the way/break down either.

Regardless, I think I will have to stick with my 500mm mirror. Now for an AF 500 that is a bargain! (and I pad less than list price brand new fo rmine anyway).

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