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Old 27th of October 2008 (Mon)   #1
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Default I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

That thing is huge! and Xs mounted on it was tiny...hehehehhe!

But its also slow the AF is a dog, and loud.

I will download the pic here and post it later.
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Old 27th of October 2008 (Mon)   #2
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Old 27th of October 2008 (Mon)   #3
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

Wow!!
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

that's awesome!
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Old 27th of October 2008 (Mon)   #5
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

Such an impressive lens... hilarious that a Xs was mounted on it..
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

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Such an impressive lens... hilarious that a Xs was mounted on it..

I know! At least but a grip on it!
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Old 27th of October 2008 (Mon)   #7
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

No IS/OS? I guess you can't shoot handheld
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

Whooly Jeebus!! Great perspective on the actual size of that thing...I had no idea it was that, well....HUGE.

Thanks for the pics!
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

I want to see pix taken with the lens.
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

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But its also slow the AF is a dog, and loud.
Did it have the 2X TC on it? That might explain things.
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Did it have the 2X TC on it? That might explain things.

Nope. The AF is just slow, my guess is the weight of glass. The camera was set to center point, single shot af. Which may not helped. Also was somewhat dark on the other end of floor and not the best for testing. With that said it was too slow for my liking. When I found a face to focus on it would take a very long time to lock on, then a longer time to lock on once I changed FL (going from 200-400-500mm).

If I ever find my self needing a 200-400 f/2.8 lens I will get a prime this guy is way too slow in AF. But If I really needed a 500 f/2.8 I may not find anything.
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I just realized that is basically the "porn" version of a "normal" lens...wonder what it's porn name might be? Dirk Diggler is already taken...
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Default Re: I got to try the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 lens last weekend!

The lens uses a dedicated battery for power, it may have been low. Do you know?
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....hilarious that a Xs was mounted on it..
I guess they wanted something that wouldn't be too big a loss if it got swiped. The lens itself is safe from being pocketed....
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The lens uses a dedicated battery for power, it may have been low. Do you know?

Really? I had no idea.
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