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

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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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 don't have experience with it, for one reason.  And my previous experiences with Sigma don't give me that "L" supertelephoto warm vibes ... but it's been years.  That's what happens when a company has a history of putting out crap, if they've improved, it will take a lot of convincing to convince me.

Sigma seems to be making a real effort with their new designs, but their 500/4.5 isn't one of them.  And this particular lens does seem to have decent reviews.

On the other hand, Sigma has a history of having very bad service (read lensrentals.com).  But according to that source, Sigma's trying hard to improve.

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