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Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM

 
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May 02, 2009 21:37 |  #46

I plan on buying this lens in late May or June.. I have read like every other Sigma lenses stories about bad copies and the posts on this thread about a bad copy.. How many people are actually exteremely happy with their copy of it?


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May 04, 2009 14:28 |  #47

thampel09 wrote in post #7846915 (external link)
. How many people are actually exteremely happy with their copy of it?

As I get better at using the lens I get happier with it, but not extremely happy. However I do tend to use it for things I don't suppose it's really meant for ... like small birds some distance away and then I try to crop the picture and the result is usually poor ... at f5.6 / 400mm. So the pics below. The crane is f8 / 120 mm. The black tailed godwit is f5.6 / 400mm. It's not a bad shot but I doubt it would stand much cropping. But then I've been spoilt by the kind man who let me have half an hour with his 600mm prime L glass!! (With 1.4 extender). Wow!


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Jul 15, 2009 22:29 as a reply to  @ ancistrus's post |  #48

I recently purchased this lens .. here's a couple from my first attempt.


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Aug 15, 2009 22:06 |  #49

I think I'm going to have to give this guy a try. I'm looking for a budget-friendly longer zoom for motorsports. I don't need (and can't afford) L glass, even used.




  
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Mar 07, 2010 18:14 |  #50

SC_Highlander wrote in post #8466837 (external link)
I think I'm going to have to give this guy a try. I'm looking for a budget-friendly longer zoom for motorsports. I don't need (and can't afford) L glass, even used.

I've had very good luck with Sigma, but haven't tried this lens.

Why aren't very many Canon people buying this and reporting on it? It's on my list for a new telephoto. It does seem popular in the noink world.

I'd jump to the 500mm version, but that takes IIRC 82mm filters. This one takes common 72mm's :)


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Mar 13, 2010 16:40 |  #51

a very bad day to take photos but I would like to contribute to this thread. All shot from my balcony handheld. Man, this thing is not light. Anyhow...

Car in the parking lot

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some pine tree branch
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Mar 23, 2010 06:16 |  #52

Ive just picked mine up this is my first shot handheld:)

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Mar 23, 2010 13:12 |  #53

ancistrus wrote in post #6259834 (external link)
400mm

f5.6

1/1250

Are these handheld:)



  
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Mar 23, 2010 13:27 |  #54

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Mar 30, 2010 08:53 |  #55

Bought this yesterday:

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Mar 31, 2010 07:13 |  #56

Love that shot of the tractor... I can't put my finger on why, it's just appealing for some reason.


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Apr 01, 2010 17:21 |  #57

I just love this lens

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Apr 02, 2010 13:12 |  #58

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Apr 05, 2010 19:51 as a reply to  @ grandadraymond's post |  #59

Still diggin the 120-400OS...

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Apr 06, 2010 08:44 |  #60

I bought this lens a few week ago and I can say that this is a very good one!:D

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