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Old Jun 21, 2011, 4:25 PM   #1
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hey guys,
I use a Canon 550D but plan on getting a sigma lens....
what would you recommend (so far i have the kit lens 18 - 55) and need a strong lens for bird and wildlife shots....
people have recommended the 50 - 500 but i havent had the chance to try it yet (i tried the 150 - 500) is one better than the other?

second question... i saw a picture someone took of the moon using the 50 - 500 with a 2X teleconverter to get it to 1000mm.... would this seriously decrease the quality?
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 7:49 AM   #2
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I shoot with the 50-500, highly recommended:
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...ml#post1237607

I like the 10x range as from the kayak I don't really want to change lens, and sometime I can get by with the 50mm for landscape...
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 9:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info... i've been pretty unsure on whether or not to get it.... but there are no real alternatives....
do you have the old or new model?
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The old model
-> the alternative is the Tamron 200-500 which is sharper bu not as fast in focus
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hey guys,
people have recommended the 50 - 500 but i havent had the chance to try it yet (i tried the 150 - 500) is one better than the other?
Was the 150 - 500 you tried the early model or the DG? The early 135-400 had the reputation of being poorly damped for lens creep and sliding freely when pointed downwards - how was the 150-500 you tried in that regard?
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Hi pal..
This photo is taken by one of my friends on net using this len


and these were by me..



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