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Mini-Review of the Sigma 150-500 vs Canon 100-400L

 
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Jul 22, 2008 18:54 |  #76

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AWESOME ya sold it...someone got a steal!!

Yup, I listed it on ebay, and the person was able to leverage the 20% rebate.


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Jul 22, 2008 21:57 |  #77

And she's *very* happy ... and anxious to receive it! :D


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Jul 22, 2008 21:59 |  #78

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And she's *very* happy ... and anxious to receive it! :D

The big heavy box is on its way as of Monday! Every time I use the 100-400 now, I miss the OS of the sigma, it is that much better. The 100-400 IS seems mushy now.


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Jul 22, 2008 22:14 |  #79

Wooohooo! Let's see, that means since I'll be gone tomorrow when the mail comes that Murphy's Law of Eagerly Anticipated Arrivals will come into play and it will arrive while I'm gone.

Also means that since I won't have it, the drive up into the mountains will result in many wonderful, but undocumented, critter spottings. (Of course, I never did plan on bringing my camera on this drive, anyway ;) ).

I can't wait to try it, as I never had a real issue with IS when I used a 100-400 (though still was hoping Canon would come out with an updated model), so I'm sure the Bigmos is going to make me very, very happy.

Sorry you miss her. I promise to take very good care of her, and love her and pet her and call her... nope, won't go that far.

Oh shoot, too late - now that name is stuck in my head. Okay, I guess tomorrow I'll get introduced to my new "George."


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Jul 22, 2008 22:19 |  #80

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Wooohooo! Let's see, that means since I'll be gone tomorrow when the mail comes that Murphy's Law of Eagerly Anticipated Arrivals will come into play and it will arrive while I'm gone.

Also means that since I won't have it, the drive up into the mountains will result in many wonderful, but undocumented, critter spottings. (Of course, I never did plan on bringing my camera on this drive, anyway ;) ).

I can't wait to try it, as I never had a real issue with IS when I used a 100-400 (though still was hoping Canon would come out with an updated model), so I'm sure the Bigmos is going to make me very, very happy.

Sorry you miss her. I promise to take very good care of her, and love her and pet her and call her... nope, won't go that far.

Oh shoot, too late - now that name is stuck in my head. Okay, I guess tomorrow I'll get introduced to my new "George."

LOL, I had a different vision in my head until that last comment. Something along the lines of "my precious, my precious....".


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Jul 22, 2008 22:32 |  #81

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LOL, I had a different vision in my head until that last comment. Something along the lines of "my precious, my precious....".

Oh, too funny! Let's see, Steinbeck vs. Tolkein... Lenny vs. Gollum. At least we're literate, here. The real question would have to be would Lenny or Gollum take a better image? Not sure I'd be happy with the results in either of their hands.


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Sep 10, 2008 16:19 |  #82

Thanks for the great review. Your longing for what you no longer have has made up my mind (I think). I can get the Bigmos for £630 (amazon) or the Canon for £850 (ebay grey import)... I'm after a lens for a trip to Scotland in 6 weeks time with my GF, who's very into wildlife (Nikon binoculars for her) Probably gunna go for the Bigmos due to reach, cost and better O.S. In fact, the extra 220 quid saved will pay for the petrol to get there as well as the week's accomodation in Ben Lodge.

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Feb 27, 2010 19:24 |  #83

Looking at the pictures and the "quality difference" ... the Sigma at $899 compared to the Canon at 1600 is a no brainer for me! With a little expertise in PP and shooting raw, you can save a decent amount of money.




  
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Nov 05, 2013 09:01 |  #84

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The Sigma is longer than the Canon by quite a bit, and won't fit in my bag if I keep it. The OS seems to be much better than the IS on the Canon, BUT only when it is not doing a strange little twitch from time to time, it was really bugging me. I could see it jerk from time to time, other times it was so locked in, it was uncanny. I think they have a little work yet on this version of OS. The color rendition is different than the Canon. It cannot utilize the 77mm filters either, like the Canon and so many of the other lenses, both Canon and Sigma.

I got the twitch after a short drop of camera and lens, something a Canon's construction would probably have shrugged off. I sent it back to Sigma and they replaced the focusing motor. I do have a Canon zoom with the same problem, though it has not been dropped, (it is a refurb, however) and I suspect I'll need to send it off.


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Nov 05, 2013 16:38 |  #85

The 100-400 is clearly showing better resolution than the Sigma from 200mm on up, and with the teleconverters.


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