Advice needed on sigma 50-500

Started Dec 5, 2022 | Discussions thread
OP tassosDA Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: Advice needed on sigma 50-500

xmeda wrote:

tassosDA wrote:

Hi everyone

I found the sigma 50-500 at a local retailer new for 1500€. Since I don’t own a long tele lens I’m seriously thinking about getting this one.
Any thoughts? Main application would be birding and planes in air shows.

Quite expensive for 2nd hand lens.. but 50-500 in K mount are a bit rare. Something around €800-900 would be more ralistic tho.

It isn’t 2nd hand . It’s brand new! Or at least that’s what the ad says..

I had 50-500/4-6.3 EX APO and now I have 50-500/4-6.3 EX DG APO. These two have AF driven from camera which works even on film bodies and it has aperture control ring too.

Later the 50-500/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM which is optically almost same, but has OS and quiet AF. OS is quite good, but does not work together with SR so you have to selec one of stabilisers.

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