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Is a brand new Sigma 150-500 worth it for $750?

 
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Jun 27, 2011 21:15 |  #16

Buy it! It works pretty well for birds. Autofocus is slower than my Canons, but for that price, it's worth it.


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Jun 27, 2011 21:27 |  #17

Make sure the dealer is an authorized Sigma dealer in your country so you won't have problem with warranty service issue later. In the US, Sigma service requires a receipt with date and authorized dealer.


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Jun 27, 2011 22:00 |  #18

rayman102 wrote in post #12668110 (external link)
I think the 2 that the store have are of the newer model. It has the new smooth finish vice the old matte finish. The one I tested and looked at has the new finish.

Didn't look at the serial numbers but does the new finish pretty much cured the auto focus issue?

If it is the new finish. No worries!:D


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Jun 28, 2011 02:59 |  #19

An absolute bargain at that price, I'm surprised you even need to ask the question. I love mine.


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Jun 28, 2011 09:18 |  #20

If you get it I would recommend keeping the 70-200. I've got the 150-500 and am considering getting a 70-200 to fill in the lower end of the zoom range.


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Jun 28, 2011 09:50 as a reply to  @ autoidiodyssey's post |  #21

PEACHMAN wrote in post #12667771 (external link)
So slow that it is useless for wildlife (which is why I bought it)

pretty sure the image sample archives show it's either you, or your copy only with this one...


o.p....you can give it a shot, and not lose much if you don't like it...if i were you i wouldn't be considering the 70-300L, especially if you plan to add a 1.4 TC....look at the 100-400L instead for option 1...


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Jun 28, 2011 10:45 |  #22

Where is this local store that has them for that price. I have been looking for one and at that price i would get it.
Is it any where near southern CA?




  
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Jun 28, 2011 11:27 |  #23

A bargain indeed! The lens performs well at f/8, f/7.1, and sometimes f/6.3 on my 7D and XSi. If you look at my Flickr site as well as the 150-500 group on Flickr, you get an idea how the lens perform from the top contributors. If it didn't break after I dropped it on a bad fall while evading from bird dive-bombs while I was on a trail, I would still be using it. I could have gotten another one at a bargain price, but I decided to switch to the 400/5.6L. Might as well get use to composing my shots with a prime before I spend more money on 500mm or 600mm or 800mm L primes in the near future.


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Jun 28, 2011 12:49 |  #24

$750 is hell of a deal! I bought mine from Amazon for $1069 with no regret at all. I just recently went to the zoo with it, and I was very impressed with the IQ, and out door focus was fast enough to get most of the shots with some of the animals moving around. Even some of the indoor shots I was able to get decent pictures with a mono pod. I wish I could have found it for $750 lol..


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Jun 28, 2011 13:07 |  #25

What happened to the OP? Are you going to get it?


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Jun 28, 2011 18:26 as a reply to  @ GregoryF's post |  #26

I just went to the store and got it. I was lucky because there was only one left. I now have this baby in my collection. Will test it out today.

I also placed an order in for the new Sigma 150 2.8 OS Macro from B&H.

Now my lens collection is almost complete to cover my entire range of shooting.

Now, I just need a Canon 24L or 35L to cover my wide angle low light 1.4 prime segment of my kit. I would have bought either one of the primes already but since the price of the SIGMOS was so good and highly recommended by you all, I snagged it just in time. :) I will save up for 3 more months for a WA prime but my Sigmalux 50 1.4 will provide what I need in the meantime.

I will test it out for a few days and see if I like it or not. Most likely I will like it and keep it.


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Jun 30, 2011 18:13 |  #27

Sounds like a great price!!




  
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Jun 30, 2011 19:47 |  #28

Congrat's. I hope you enjoy the new lenses! Quite a bargain on the Bigmos. There were alot of people here that would have been happy to be in your shoes!:lol:


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