new Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG

Started Mar 8, 2007 | Discussions
Daves602
Daves602 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,640
not so big.

This new lens from sigma isn't as big as their 300-800, maybe a bit fatter, but not longer. When you use a 400 f/2.8 prime all day every weekend, you see that size is relative. Some say the 70-200 nikon is huge, I say it is a baby. (see the image of my two compared) The 200-500 may be just the ticket for sports shooters. I do think that OS in the lens may have been a ground breaker for sigma, but maybe the second release will have it.

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italy74 Contributing Member • Posts: 909
Re: not so big.

Hi Dave

I guess you're quite brave leaving your 70-200 just that way over the 400 F2.8.. It's surely large, but I couldn't stand if it would ever fall into ground!

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Daves602
Daves602 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,640
It was safe

I made sure it wasn't going anywhere. lol, even though I call it my baby lens, I am still painfully aware how much they cost.
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greg77 Senior Member • Posts: 1,204
Re: not so big.

The 400 f/2.8 looks petite compared to the Sigma when using the body as a reference.

RainbowWarrior Contributing Member • Posts: 779
Re: not so big.

the D2x is a bit larger than an SD-14 though

Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 55,138
Re: not so big.

Daves602 wrote:

This new lens from sigma isn't as big as their 300-800, maybe a bit
fatter, but not longer. When you use a 400 f/2.8 prime all day
every weekend, you see that size is relative. Some say the 70-200
nikon is huge, I say it is a baby.

Yep.

http://www.canonfd.com/mirrorlenses/pages/page10.html

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JasonOdell Senior Member • Posts: 2,282
Re: not so big.

Now I know how baby lenses are made!

-Jason

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Re: new Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG

Ah they are approaching my dream lens. They got the long end and aperture correct. Now they need to make the wide end 11mm. Oh what fun an 11-500 f 2.8 constant aperture lens would be.

Would I need a cherry picker truck for a tripod?

Morris

JasonOdell Senior Member • Posts: 2,282
Re: new Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG

Lens! Look at the size of that boy's LENS!

It's got its own WEATHER SYSTEM!!!

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Eng Yeap Regular Member • Posts: 212
Battery life?

what will focusing that do to Battery life? does it come with it's own power pack?

Any guesses on the weight?

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creeker Senior Member • Posts: 1,450
Re: new Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG

Morris, do you want fish-eye on the 11mm end of the zoom?

Shubin Senior Member • Posts: 2,160
Re: Lots of good uses....

Uses also include:

Searching for life on other planets from the comfort of your own home

&

Turning the 'cheap seats' at the football to the BEST place for a photographer!

Your imagination is only limited by the curvature of the earth!

Cheers,

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DTemp Senior Member • Posts: 1,180
Re: new Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG

Its a zoom... so it needs a zoom ring... but I dont really see one! I mean theres a little ring behind the LCD but im assuming thats focus since its tiny... how do you zoom this big mother?
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Flightco Forum Member • Posts: 81
Is that a toy camera attached to it?

EOM
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DTemp Senior Member • Posts: 1,180
Re: Any guess at the weight?

If its only 5-7K, then you'll be lucky.

I'm easily anticipating five-figures in USD. $15-30K is my guess.
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ovrebekk
ovrebekk Veteran Member • Posts: 4,507
Re: Aww...

..looks just like a hubble telescope but only smaller.

Hardly

Zarathustra Senior Member • Posts: 1,797
Nickname: MANDINGO.

I vote for Mandingo as suggested in the Sigma Forum.
After the black male porn star Mandingo.

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pdw Contributing Member • Posts: 689
It's a 1000/5.6 with the TC.

So, it'll be quite a bit bigger overall than the 300-800. Look at the size difference between a 500/4 and 600/4 which have about the difference ratio.

karneyli Regular Member • Posts: 308
Re: where is the zoom ring?

I wouldn't be surprised if it has its own battery and motor to "aid" AF, wouldn't it need its own power source to keep that LCD running? I can't imagine even trying to "hand-hold" a beast like this, so VR/IS is pointless since you need to have it on a tripod. That front element looks larger than the diameter of my garbage can.

Karney

Lonely Raven wrote:
Doesn't Sigma have some lens that has it's own internal focus
motor, but isn't HSM? I think the 80-400 was like that...I figure
this would would at least be like that as well.

Granted, it might be designed so that only a selection of middle
elements move, so you don't need the torque of a 69 Camaro electric
starter to turn the dern thing.

thang wrote:

I could not see it. Doesn't look like it has HSM either...

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