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 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.

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Presently living in Asia

Baecause this Combo on Canon has no IS - and that's the killing fact

if you have laboratory conditions the IS is not very Importanz but in Real world it is IMHO a Must have for most sujets if you want to keep the ISO moderatly low

of  course you can use a higher ISO number but then you waiste a lot of possible Image qualty also on the latest and gratest cameras

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