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May 23, 2010 12:56 |  #1

I am thinking of replacing my stolen Canon 100-400 L with a sigma 150-500..any experience with the sig ? I have never been to happy with the Canon...will I be less happy with the sig ?? Anybody know of a real good deal (reliable) on either the sig or the canon??


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May 23, 2010 13:03 |  #2

I've heard nothing but good things regarding the 150-500. I'm a happy 100-400 owner, but if I was starting over again I'd be giving the Sigma a hard look.




  
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May 23, 2010 13:04 |  #3

Have owned 3x 100-400's and I think after a number of years of commenting on it I think people know I think it's too inconsistent across copies and potentially a bit too softy wide open to recommend ... for the price! But there are plenty of good sample images so go for it if you want another one. Had the 150-500mm OS on Nikon and Canon and both great OS and good image quality ... and 100mm makes a big difference for safari shooting, which is what I need a long lens for. My choice would be the Sigma first for sure. But there is a new 50-500 OS out and worth considering that too if reviews/samples stand up. I had the old 50-500 and really liked it. Adding OS should really boost it, but then you're likely in red ring territory.


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May 23, 2010 13:16 |  #4

PEACHMAN wrote in post #10231469 (external link)
I have never been to happy with the Canon...will I be less happy with the sig ??

Why were you unhappy?


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May 23, 2010 13:34 |  #5

condyk wrote in post #10231492 (external link)
Have owned 3x 100-400's and I think after a number of years of commenting on it I think people know I think it's too inconsistent across copies and potentially a bit too softy wide open to recommend ... for the price! But there are plenty of good sample images so go for it if you want another one. Had the 150-500mm OS on Nikon and Canon and both great OS and good image quality ... and 100mm makes a big difference for safari shooting, which is what I need a long lens for. My choice would be the Sigma first for sure. But there is a new 50-500 OS out and worth considering that too if reviews/samples stand up. I had the old 50-500 and really liked it. Adding OS should really boost it, but then you're likely in red ring territory.

being you haven't shot with canon gear for a couple of years you really wouldn't be the best guy to comment on the venerable 100-400L, now would you mate :D?

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May 23, 2010 13:54 |  #6

Actually peachy ... looking at your gear list I'm wondering if you should consider the 400mm 5.6 L. With the 70-200 on one body and the 400mm on the other it's a nice combo. The 400mm is definably a step up from the various zoom options IMO.


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May 23, 2010 14:53 |  #7

Have the 150-500 with a 7D and 40D....
Would NEVER trade it for a 100-400... you'd have to take it from my dead, cold hands ;)


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May 23, 2010 15:09 as a reply to  @ Alex_Venom's post |  #8

Had the sig sent it back. Not sharp enough, IS jumped around and much too heavy.
I absolutely love my 100-400. It stays glued to my 5Dmk2.




  
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May 23, 2010 15:11 |  #9

as far as deals go on the sigma check out www.abesofmaine.com (external link) they take 10% off, and you can add LOYALTY15 to get $15 off, and if you use bing.com to get there then you save 2%...so you're out the door at like $870

and they are an authorized dealer, so it's legit...


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May 23, 2010 15:57 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #10

Use your Discover card for another 1%.


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May 23, 2010 16:40 as a reply to  @ Pauhana's post |  #11

I wish you were closer to me I'd let you borrow my 150-500 for a few days to give it a test drive.

I've had it since the end of February and love it but lately have been considering selling it.


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May 23, 2010 19:47 |  #12

rjx wrote in post #10231539 (external link)
Why were you unhappy?

Just didn't seem to get a nice sharp shot..always a bit soft..not just dof..Got it mostly to get shots of moose at Moose head lake area in northern Maine and wildlife in CR. even on a tripod in the bright CR light was not as sharp as I had hoped for considering the cost...can't say much for the IS.. My sig 70-200 has it's soft spots as well, but regularly gives me shots that make me smile...some of my favorites..


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May 23, 2010 19:51 |  #13

condyk wrote in post #10231709 (external link)
Actually peachy ... looking at your gear list I'm wondering if you should consider the 400mm 5.6 L. With the 70-200 on one body and the 400mm on the other it's a nice combo. The 400mm is definably a step up from the various zoom options IMO.

THAT.is worth considering...good thought ! I sure don't buy a lens of that size for the short end..(however my list of gear had changed some , with a new body , 50d..but the list completely changed a couple of weeks ago when I lost all my gear in Costa Rica....reason why I am getting new..:(


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May 23, 2010 19:54 |  #14

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I wish you were closer to me I'd let you borrow my 150-500 for a few days to give it a test drive.

I've had it since the end of February and love it but lately have been considering selling it.

Come on up...moose season for photographers...!! Why are you thinking of selling it?


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May 23, 2010 19:57 |  #15

DreDaze wrote in post #10232065 (external link)
as far as deals go on the sigma check out www.abesofmaine.com (external link) they take 10% off, and you can add LOYALTY15 to get $15 off, and if you use bing.com to get there then you save 2%...so you're out the door at like $870

and they are an authorized dealer, so it's legit...

What is this Bing thing everyone in the world knows about except me? What is loyality 15?? I am not a customer of theirs so does that apply?? Man, I am liking that price..!


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