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Canon 100-400 with 1.4 extender OR Sigma 50-500

 
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May 21, 2013 15:26 |  #31

I have the sigma 150-500 OS and it is a great lens, have had the canon 100-400 but the new sigma 150-500 OS is as good but more reach. IMO.

Caution - Try before you buy. I went to a shop and the first copy of the Sigma 150-500 the assistant got out would not focus, second copy was great and sharp at the long end... Great Lens


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May 21, 2013 15:28 |  #32

opps just caught up you bought the Sigma, i take it the BIGMA


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May 21, 2013 16:03 |  #33

Yeah I had seen that but I bought it through BH so I am not too concerned. I can either go back to BH or Sigma.


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May 21, 2013 19:21 |  #34

Mjasinski wrote in post #15953274 (external link)
I bit the bullet and went with the sigma. :)

congrats on the lens...i do find using my 150-500OS as a push pull is a bit faster than the conventional zoom...i basically just grab the end of the lens, and push and pull to zoom in and out


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May 22, 2013 06:51 |  #35

DreDaze wrote in post #15954621 (external link)
congrats on the lens...i do find using my 150-500OS as a push pull is a bit faster than the conventional zoom...i basically just grab the end of the lens, and push and pull to zoom in and out

Thats a good idea, but is it bad for the lens in anyway?


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May 22, 2013 11:59 |  #36

our local camera store actually had both in stock. I tried a Canon 70-300, Canon 100-400L, Sigma 50-500. The 2 Canon's were quick AF. This was not the case with the Sigma. It spent a few seconds hunting for its AF sweet spot. I simply went outside and zoomed in on the store's sign in bright midday sun. I'm getting the Canon 100-400L. donations accepted


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May 22, 2013 19:20 |  #37

Well I got it today! I really like it so far, AF works great! I think its fast. Anyway, can I use my normal neck strap with this? Or do I need something more? I have one of these: http://www.customslr.c​om/products/camera-split-strap (external link)

And I have the C-Loop.


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May 23, 2013 16:18 |  #38

Mjasinski wrote in post #15949981 (external link)
My other concern is the nickname for the 100-400 "dust pump"??? Is that bad? I don't know what its called that.

Have had the 100-400 for quite a few years and used it a lot- not noticed any problems


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May 23, 2013 16:40 |  #39

Mjasinski wrote in post #15958150 (external link)
Well I got it today! I really like it so far, AF works great! I think its fast. Anyway, can I use my normal neck strap with this? Or do I need something more? I have one of these: http://www.customslr.c​om/products/camera-split-strap (external link)

And I have the C-Loop.

Congratulation again and show us some photos on the Bigma @ 500. I received the Bigmos 150-500 OS and not quite happy with photos @500 and the range above 200' and I need some more testing just to make sure. I also ordered used Canon 100-400mm from BH and maybe compared size by size.


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