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faw67
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Jan 10, 2016 09:47 |  #1

g mornin finally able to invest in more equipt, picked up a 7d mk2, also looking for a little more reach than my 70-200 ,
is this a good option for the money not really lookin for using it over 400 mm , Sigma Zoom Normal-Telephoto 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
thanks for any input would really like to keep it under 800 bucks if possible




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Jan 10, 2016 10:17 |  #2

for $800 you could probably score a tamron 150-600VC, or sigma 150-600C...the image stabilization would be worth it over the 50-500mm...i'd expect a 50-500mm to be around $400 or so

and even though you say you won't use it past 400mm...more reach is always better for wildlife


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Jan 10, 2016 10:30 as a reply to DreDaze's post |  #3

I can get a used one around 600-650 range
but will def look into the others




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Jan 10, 2016 10:33 |  #4

Both the Tamron and Sigma 150-600 are excellent choices and can be had pretty cheap right now. I would also consider a used Canon 400f5.6 if you think 400mm is long enough, and you can use an extender with it.


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Jan 10, 2016 10:36 |  #5

will I be able to hand hold these lenses?




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Jan 10, 2016 10:41 |  #6

Yes, they're fairly light for the length. I have the Tammy and always hand hold.


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Jan 10, 2016 14:52 as a reply to daverator's post |  #7

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Jan 10, 2016 15:53 |  #8

I hand hold my Sigma often. Its just heavy enough for me to hold steady for extended periods of time if needed.


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Jan 11, 2016 20:18 |  #9

I have the Sigma 150-500, 5-6.3, like it and use it for wildlife and birds, use it on a monopod often but do well hand holding too. Also use it shooting high school and college baseball. It performs well when there is enough light but find myself wishing for a faster lens at times. If I were buying today I would go for the 150-600 which was not available when I bought my lens. I like the range of the 150-500 using it at both ends often but another 100mm would be nice and would use it often too if I had it.
My thoughts, the cost of either the Tamron or Sigma 150-600 would be money well spent and used often.I'm not saying they are better than the big L lenses but they don't cost nearly as much and since my shooting is a hobby only, I find them very satisfactory and fun to shoot with.


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Jan 12, 2016 01:24 |  #10

I'd be looking for a used Sigma 150-600 or Canon 100-400 V1


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Jan 13, 2016 07:49 |  #11

faw67 wrote in post #17852375 (external link)
g mornin finally able to invest in more equipt, picked up a 7d mk2, also looking for a little more reach than my 70-200 ,
is this a good option for the money not really lookin for using it over 400 mm , Sigma Zoom Normal-Telephoto 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
thanks for any input would really like to keep it under 800 bucks if possible

Not to hijack your post, but I have been wondering the same thing. I have been considering a 2X extender for my 70-200, seems to be a cheep (especially if you pick up a used one) way to get out to 400. What are peoples thoughts on this option?




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Jan 13, 2016 08:11 as a reply to marsh9077's post |  #12

I have a 1.4 i use




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Jan 13, 2016 08:18 |  #13

marsh9077 wrote in post #17856414 (external link)
Not to hijack your post, but I have been wondering the same thing. I have been considering a 2X extender for my 70-200, seems to be a cheep (especially if you pick up a used one) way to get out to 400. What are peoples thoughts on this option?

i went back and forth on this question for a while. Ended up with a Canon 100-400 4.5-5.6 for the little extra on the wide end and 2/3 stop faster on wide end too. I needed good servo tracking so I didn't consider other brands.


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Jan 13, 2016 11:17 as a reply to Left Handed Brisket's post |  #14

Servo trackin is something new to me
Cant wait to really put to a test with 10 fps




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Jan 13, 2016 14:55 as a reply to faw67's post |  #15

Well you have just bought one of the best cameras to learn it on!
You should get a high percentage in focus rising to a very high percentage as you improve your technique.
I am new to the 7D2, though not new to photography, and my 7D2 achieved a hit rate of over 90% on it's first outing on birds in flight, - this does not include "User Error"!. True the subjects were not difficult but it still bodes well for the future.
Unfortunately the light was horrible! There will be few, if any, keepers!


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