Should I upgrade my Sigma 50-500 Non-OS?

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Should I upgrade my Sigma 50-500 Non-OS?
In reply to dennis chapin, Mar 4, 2013

dennis chapin wrote:

I have the OS version, picked it up last summer and I have been very impressed with it. The OS works great and I have produced sharp images of a non moving subject at 1/60 of a sec. at 400 and 500mm. I used it at the Oakland, CA zoo with a monopod and was able to very close to the tigers. It's as good or better than my Nikon 70-300 vr.

Wow, 1/60, that's very impressive. I guess I'm going to have to give it a hard look.  Thanks for the info!

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