New Sigma/Bigma 50-500mm OS Observations

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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garyhgaryh Contributing Member • Posts: 551
New Sigma/Bigma 50-500mm OS Observations

Well, I just got my Sigma (aka Bigma) 50-500mm OS lens.
I got one about a month ago from Amazon Warehouse Deals, but they sent me
a version with the wrong mount.

What I noticed about that one and the one I just got is that the finish is different.

The first one I got had an incredible looking finish which people have raved about.

The one I got is plain jane and looks like they got rid of it for cost cutting reasons.
I got my lens w/ the $150 instant rebate, but with the "new" finish, I wonder if
I would have paid a little more for the better finish.

I guess if I had to think of an advantage of the "new" finish, the possibility of the

older finish to flake off is higher than with the "new" finish. And during assembly of
the lens that might be a possibility.

Here are the pictures to illustrate what I'm talking about.

Anyone know when and why the finish was changed?


Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
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