Quick Advice on Sony 70-400 or Sigma 50-500

Started Jul 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dsnoir
Dsnoir Contributing Member • Posts: 867
Re: Quick Advice on Sony 70-400 or Sigma 50-500

I've just changed from the Sigma 50-500 to the Sony 70-400 mk2, and am not sure that it was a good choice, although only 20mm wider this does seem to be an important loss, but I do agree that at 500 the Sigma was a bit soft - but it was available, and at 400 the difference is almost indiscernible. A plus for the Sony is that it is lighter and so more manoeuvrable, and the manual focus controls are easier to use, although the Sigma's ability to push/pull zoom made this a faster operation. I use it on the A99 so stabilisation not a problem, on the A6000, I use it hand held and on a monopod and even than I keep the shutter speed up to at least the focal length (*1.5) for the crop factor.

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