choose?...170-500sigma or 500minolta mirror?

Started Mar 4, 2007 | Discussions thread
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tsg Contributing Member • Posts: 865
B&H?

If you're thinking of the B&H used one - 500 mirror - vs. the Adorama used 170-500... keep in mind the new sony version of the 500 is now $609... For that $60 I'd get a new one (and the used is only 9+). I've looked at the 170-500 demo at Adorama (I bought the Bigma instead), and it's in great shape.

Read the Dyxum reviews for both... 170-500 is a faster lens with more range, but some complain of softness at 500... The 500 reflex often gets complaints about its donut-style bokeh -- but praise for being short and light and great to carry.

THEN, go to pbase.com/cameras/ and look at sample images and see if they meet your expectations of the pics you want to take.

THEN... go buy a coffee and mull it over.
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