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Oct 10, 2010 10:28 |  #1

Hi all.

I'm in the market for a telephoto lens and i've been looking at 2 in particular.

The Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM and the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM ,would any of you have any experience with either of these lenses?

Reviews seem more favourible towards the 400 than the 500, I've owned 2 Sigma lenses, 10-20mm and 105mm macro , both exellent lenses can I expect the same from their telephotos?

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Oct 10, 2010 10:44 |  #2

Here's a post I did when I got the 120-400OS. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=668715 Its a nice lens for the money. The OS can be a bit jumpy on occasion, but that is probably just my lens. Another thing I have noticed is that the sharpness is great on distant shots (infinity) but hit and miss up close. That is rarely a problem for my uses but may not work as well for you. Interestingly, the 120-400 works very well for close shots with the Canon 500D close up filter.


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Oct 10, 2010 10:59 |  #3

District_History_Fan wrote in post #11068492 (external link)
Here's a post I did when I got the 120-400OS. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=668715 Its a nice lens for the money. The OS can be a bit jumpy on occasion, but that is probably just my lens. Another thing I have noticed is that the sharpness is great on distant shots (infinity) but hit and miss up close. That is rarely a problem for my uses but may not work as well for you. Interestingly, the 120-400 works very well for close shots with the Canon 500D close up filter.

Thanks DHF, the sames reason I'm leaning towards the 400 is its slighly faster and has the 77mm filter thread, I could have had a nice lens with the filters i've bought and adding 86mm to that from the 500 I could probably do without....saying that 500mmm sounds appealing.


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Oct 10, 2010 11:42 |  #4

I love my Sigma 150-500 it's an excellent birding lens.

1/1000 f8 ISO 1600 500mm

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Oct 10, 2010 11:46 |  #5

artyman wrote in post #11068685 (external link)
I love my Sigma 150-500 it's an excellent birding lens.

Nice shot . Could you show the shooting data for it ?


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Oct 10, 2010 11:50 |  #6

I love my Sigma 150-500 it's an excellent birding lens.

Nice!, what focal length was that at?


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Oct 10, 2010 13:32 |  #7

yeah i really like my 150-500mm...i don't bother with filters on the lens though, so the filter size was a non issue for me...it's a big beast of a lens...but i do all my shooting handheld with it for the most part...check the image sample archives to see more shots from it, and the 120-400mm...


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Oct 10, 2010 13:44 |  #8

I would never part with my 150-500 , Have a fun and take a look .

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=514846


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Oct 10, 2010 14:36 |  #9

I have the Sigma 150-500 and LOVE it. And when I say I LOVE it, I mean I LOOOOOOVE it!! :D

Some samples:

Wide open @ 500mm:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/4070963472_ab48ab7c23_z.jpg?zz=1

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@500mm:
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@500mm:
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3404710944_aa727476a3_z.jpg

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Oct 10, 2010 14:39 |  #10

It was shot at 1/1000 f8 ISO 1600


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Oct 10, 2010 15:12 as a reply to  @ artyman's post |  #11

Baby Hawk, wild, taken with 50D/Siggy 120-400 OS

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Oct 11, 2010 07:23 as a reply to  @ District_History_Fan's post |  #12

Like the others, I love my 150-500. It is the first long lens I have owned and I had the pleasure of learing how to use it while at the same time learning how to use my new 7D (I love my wife!!!!), so the learning curve was maybe a little steeper for me that it was for most, but it wasn't that hard.

I use it almost exclusively hand-held.

500 mm, 1/1000 at f/8, ISO 640.

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Oct 11, 2010 07:47 as a reply to  @ Orogeny's post |  #13

Oh..C**p

Just when I was leaning towards the 400 you all go an post super-sharp-creamy-background images from the 500!...:confused:


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Oct 11, 2010 09:20 |  #14

*Jayrou wrote in post #11074239 (external link)
Oh..C**p

Just when I was leaning towards the 400 you all go an post super-sharp-creamy-background images from the 500!...:confused:

LOL!! We're here to make life more difficult to you! :p


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Oct 11, 2010 09:52 |  #15

Alex_Venom wrote in post #11074643 (external link)
LOL!! We're here to make life more difficult to you! :p

And I never did blame you properly for the write up you did for the 150-500 on the CameraLabs forum a couple of years ago. As soon as I saw that picture of your Bigmos mounted on your camera you pushed me over the edge...and now I own one!

Watch this guy! He'll spend your money!:lol:


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