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Old Apr 19, 2004, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Sigma 50-500mm, any experience?

Anyone have or tried the Sigma 50-500mm. I have to admit that after only having my F717 for about 6 months, I'm putting together my next camera. I'm looking at the Sigma because of its wide focal range, that would only require one other lens to cover the wide angle portion. Thanks!
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Old Apr 19, 2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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all i know about this type of thing is...you have to watch for compatability....

sounds like a good zoom range though
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Luckily it fits Nikon, Canon, Sigma, and Pentax!!!! Give me a wide choice of cameras--however, I'm focusing in on the Nikon D70.
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If the Nikon SLR Lens section doesn't have any comments about it, check out the Canon SLR & Canon SLR Lens areas. This lens has been talked about there a lot.

If you can get over it's weight and small aperture (f6.3 @ 500mm) it is a surprisingly good lens.

Of course, this assumes the Canon & Nikon versions are the same. This isn't always true.

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The Sigma 50-500mm is an excellent lens for any dSLR except a full frame like the Canon EOS-1DS or Kodak DCS-14N where it tends to vignette. But with the 1.3x to 1.7x reduced field of view, it provides tack sharp images throughout the full zoom range.

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