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Old Sep 12, 2013, 8:01 PM   #11
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That thing looks huge!
Very nice photos that must of took alot of patience.
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John - If I had a sigma 500, I'd be glad to share it with you!

D/D - Thanks! Really not so much patience as just being in the right place at the right time. Helps to know the home park's habitats...
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Old Oct 2, 2013, 11:36 PM   #13
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I'm a recent addition to the XXL lens club, having recently bought a Sigma 150-500. It's very large, particularly when racked out to 500 mm and heavy.

I have a 45 or so minute forest trail, I regularly travel and I used to take my K5 and 55-300. Last few walks I've taken my 150-500 attached to my K5.

By about 30 minutes I'm switching carrying hands....just to get some relief.

But, I'm glad I have it....the photos are great and the reach is great for wildlife.
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It's a shame the Bigmas don;t have rings to attach a shoulder strap. Thankfully my old Tamron 400/4 does and it makes a world of difference.

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It's a shame the Bigmas don;t have rings to attach a shoulder strap. Thankfully my old Tamron 400/4 does and it makes a world of difference.

John
My new Sigma 150-500 came factory equipped, with a Sigma shoulder strap and attachment ring...also the lens handle which I usually use to carry it.

I find the shoulder strap it came with a bit on the narrow and short side, for me.

I have thought of looking at replacing it with a wider, padded strap.

I believe the best solution for carrying this heavy lens is for my wife to carry it for me.

However as of yet I have been unable to convince her that this is the most workable solution.

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My new Sigma 150-500 came factory equipped, with a Sigma shoulder strap and attachment ring...also the lens handle which I usually use to carry it.

I find the shoulder strap it came with a bit on the narrow and short side, for me.

I have thought of looking at replacing it with a wider, padded strap.

I believe the best solution for carrying this heavy lens is for my wife to carry it for me.

However as of yet I have been unable to convince her that this is the most workable solution.

Les
Yeah, I find it's usually me who has to sherpa for my wife

Didn't know the 150-500 came with a strap, guess i never looked too closely at pictures of it. I use a strap that came with my tripod carrying bag, nice wide padded on and it works great.

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