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Thread started 30 Jan 2008 (Wednesday) 22:59
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POLL: "Which Tele Zoom?"
New Sigma 120-400 OS
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17.2%
New Sigma 150-500 OS
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33.1%
Canon 100-400 IS
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25%
I'll stick with the classic and proven Bigma
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2.6%
I don't do anything more than a 1x zoom
4
1.2%
Wait and see, but very interested!
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20.9%

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New Sigmas 120-400 OS v 150-500 OS v Canon 100-400 IS

 
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Apr 15, 2008 05:05 |  #106

I own the 100-400 love it, but 400mm is not enough for me so I voted for the 150-500.

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Apr 15, 2008 13:30 as a reply to  @ devil350's post |  #107

will the price of the sigma 100-300 f/4 apo dg come down in price when these two lenses are released because i quite fancy getting one.


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May 17, 2008 12:56 |  #108

I actually placed an order for the 120-400 for GBP600. The 150-500 was being priced at GBP749.

B&H or Amazon US would have been cheaper but B&H had an issue with my billing address and shipping address being different and Amazon US would not ship to the UK.

Anyway, my thought process in choosing the 120-400 over the 150-500 was the following:
- price was an obvious factor plus the added cost of an 86mm filter for the 150-500 was an additional 60GBP (in average)
- weight - the added 200 grams may not seem enough but it will tell with a whole day of shooting
- the 150-500 was 2 inches longer than the 120-400
- angle of view was only between 6.2 degrees (120-400) and the 5 degrees for the 150-500

So all in all I considered that the cost difference was not enough to offset the technical differences.

I still have to receive my unit but will share some sample photos once it arrives.




  
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May 20, 2008 07:59 |  #109

A Sigma 120-300 F2.8 with a 2x on.


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May 20, 2008 08:03 |  #110

martinsmith wrote in post #5559861 (external link)
A Sigma 120-300 F2.8 with a 2x on.

What???


I have been thinking about ordering that 120-400 since its only $789 that is a HECK of a deal for the price. So far the IQ i have seen from copies that are good seem like its pretty good. id like to order it and see if its better then my bigma and then keep the one that is better. Just that OS would probably be hard to give up even if the IQ was just a tad less then the bigma would NEVER see it in a print


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May 20, 2008 22:38 |  #111

martinsmith wrote in post #5559861 (external link)
A Sigma 120-300 F2.8 with a 2x on.

I hope you enjoy chromatic aberrations and purple fringing.


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May 23, 2008 03:14 as a reply to  @ V8Rumble's post |  #112

Anybody got any shots with the 150-500 yet?? Its been out and wondering what it is like. Thanks.


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May 23, 2008 03:17 |  #113

V8Rumble wrote in post #5565147 (external link)
I hope you enjoy chromatic aberrations and purple fringing.

Why? I'm sure lots use this combo. Never seen any problems show up here. Have you used it and have you any images to demonstrate?


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May 23, 2008 07:34 |  #114

Tee Why wrote in post #4820434 (external link)
The 150-500 is most interesting to me b/c it's got the most reach.
I guess I'll call it the son of bigma.
But I'm not sure if it's worth selling the bigma and spending more to upgrade. Maybe if I used the bigma a lot more. Who knows. I'll wait for the reviews and the price to drop and see if it's worth the upgrade or not.

It looks like an update of the 170-500 to me... And if that is the case, don't bother :D.

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May 23, 2008 07:36 |  #115

jd40 wrote in post #5330414 (external link)
if the 150-500 OS is good
it will be my first tele zoom lens
I almost settle for the canon 100-400, but it's more than the projected Sigma price. Hopefully IQ is equal.

If it is a slightly updated 170-500, something I'd expect when I see the shape, it won't be.

We'll have to wait and see, I guess :D.

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May 23, 2008 07:38 |  #116

wimg wrote in post #5580806 (external link)
It looks like an update of the 170-500 to me...

wimg wrote in post #5580824 (external link)
If it is a slightly updated 170-500, something I'd expect when I see the shape,

So it looks like something but you ain't seen what it looks like yet ... bizzare :rolleyes:


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May 23, 2008 08:09 |  #117

condyk wrote in post #5580837 (external link)
So it looks like something but you ain't seen what it looks like yet ... bizzare :rolleyes:

To make it more clear: from the picture it looks similar to a 170-500, to me anyway. So I expect it to be an update of that lens, which, considering its range, sounds logical to me. So, I don't think it is an update of the 50-500.

The 170-500 is/was not a great lens, not really bad either, but can't hold a candle to the 100-400L. So we'll have to see and wait how this new lens performs, both optically, and from the useability POV.

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May 23, 2008 08:14 as a reply to  @ wimg's post |  #118

doesnt look anything like the 170-500..There you go again dismissing lenses that are not canon or have even been tested or are even out
also if you looked at more the outter appearance. you would see the Element grouping and the amount of elements more is inline with the Bigma. and the weight is the same as well. So i would say its bit more then a 170-500 update


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May 23, 2008 08:23 as a reply to  @ 05Xrunner's post |  #119

It would take a very special long zoom to match my copy of the 100-400


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May 23, 2008 08:33 |  #120

05Xrunner wrote in post #5581015 (external link)
doesnt look anything like the 170-500..There you go again dismissing lenses that are not canon or have even been tested or are even out
also if you looked at more the outter appearance. you would see the Element grouping and the amount of elements more is inline with the Bigma. and the weight is the same as well. So i would say its bit more then a 170-500 update

Wow! You're touchy....

Do note that I said that I expect it is an update of the 170-500. IOW, I expressed my opinion. I do hope I have the right to an opinion, or would you say otherwise? BTW, rhetorical question.

This lens isn't out indeed. Let's just wait till the verdict is in. Pictures IOW.

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