Which is your worst lens ? I vote for Sigma 50-500mm

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Which is your worst lens ? I vote for Sigma 50-500mm

I can easily chose the 50-500mm F4-6.3 Sigma lens.

In the past I could have voted for the Nikon (was it 70-300 G) but this Sigma wins by far. It's also in the 1000 + USD league. After testing with my heavy tripod (that I use with my Nikkor 600/4 lens), I had to send the lens back to the Sigma dealer today, hoping that he can sell it with a reasonable price. ıt was only 6 months old, and not used at all.

I was trying to photo the eagles flying over Istanbul to further north (with D2X), and instead I got only a few seagull photos unfortunately. I guess the eagles take a break on Sundays.

Even the static objects have a strange look, if you use the lens at 500mm. If looks OK at 300mm. At 500mm, nothing is sharp, all colors get mixed up in a very bad way. There must be a serious design flaw with this lens, if it's not a faulty one (which I doubt)

Seyhun

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