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Old Sep 26, 2012, 1:58 PM   #1
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Default Sigma 50-500mm on OM-D (and E-30)

I'd like to know what you think about the "Bigma" on the OM-D? I know 50-500mmm is a lot ... but I can get one (used) for $300 (and maybe a little less).

BTW, I already have the 70-300 (4/3) and the 50-200SWD ...

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 3:32 PM   #2
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Jeez....$300? Sounds like something must be broken inside . Of course, few third-party lenses retain a large percentage of their new price.

That is one HUGE lens.....and that's on a DSLR.

If you have the grip on the E-M5, I guess it would not be any different, size/ergonomics-wise, than using it on a DSLR like the E620.

AF performance would be the big question. I have no idea how it does (or does not) work on the micro bodies. Have you seen anyone else in other micro four-thirds forums post about using one on an E-M5?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 3:54 PM   #3
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At $300, I would take the chance and see what you get with it. It would seem to me that you could easily resell it for what you paid for it or more, if you were patient.

One thing to consider, since the MFT is 1/2 the size of a full frame sensor, both the E-30 and OM-5 would be using the "sweet spot" or the center of the lens. This would provide the highest level of clarity and sharpness.

As for focusing, ergonomics, etc. it will be a monster of a lens requiring a monopod at the least.

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 4:50 PM   #4
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I've read good reviews on it but it is on the heavy side. A darn good price, B&H has a used unit they want 849.00 for.
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I'd go for it because that's a great price, the lens is often times referred to as 'Bigma' and a search on OM-D Bigma found this thread on dpreview;


http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...3&changemode=1
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