Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+

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Re: Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+
In reply to garyknrd, Jun 30, 2013

garyknrd wrote:

I am amazed at the people who do not recommend Sigma 500mm F4.5 lens. I own it in Pentax mount and the lens is deadly sharp and very easy to handle. In Canon mount you get HSM, focus limiter. It will be tripod mount but still light and easy to handle. Used wow. A steal for sure. I owne the Canon 300 and will pick the Sigma over it and T.C.'s any day. I even find myself using it instead of the Canon 500. It is that good and that easy to handle.

How it compares to 500L/4.0 IS mark I as a used copy will not be much more expensive?  One potential issue from what I heard is that the new 5DIII firmware (I guess the same as 1DX) doesn't support AF this Sigma 500/4.5 with Canon or even Sigma own 1.4x TC.  Kenko 1.4x TC may work but not sure how it affects AF speed.

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