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Second hand Sigma 500mm lens

Unread post by leander09 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:02 pm

I am looking to buy a 500mm lens Preferably the 150 - 500mm or the 50 - 500mm lens. But do not have enough money for a new one right now Do some one know were i can buy a good second hand one with a good price
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Re: Second hand Sigma 500mm lens

Unread post by michel367 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:19 pm

Hey Leander.

I know of one that has a 150 - 500 for sale.
PM'd you. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Second hand Sigma 500mm lens

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:22 pm

Peek at email address... Ah, From South africa. That makes the search a lot easier. ;)

Now what does he have? Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Olympus, Sony? :hmz:
Lets guess Canon, and place this link.
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Re: Second hand Sigma 500mm lens

Unread post by michel367 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:24 pm

Forgot about that one Duco. :lol:

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Sigma 170 - 500 APO Lens 1:5 - 6.3 D (f.5)

Unread post by Maargat G » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:55 pm

Evening all :yaya:

Im (still) :tongue: looking to buy a bigger lens than the one I have and came across this one. Now I know NOTHING about this stuff, so can you please advice on the lens mentioned? Must I look at it or rather look at something other that will be better, but not cost me a fortune!!??

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Re: Sigma 170 - 500 APO Lens 1:5 - 6.3 D (f.5)

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:29 pm

Hi gerharddb,
If I'm not wrong there is something on this lens on another thread but just can't remember where!
In any case a friend bought it about a month ago and he's very happy with the quality and says its worth the money paid.
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Re: Sigma 170 - 500 APO Lens 1:5 - 6.3 D (f.5)

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:53 am

gerharddb, there are at least 5 or so 'mites who own this lens, and there at least as many threads about the lens
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Difference between Sigma 150-500

Unread post by Luren » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:45 pm

Greetings
Apologies if this has been asked before
But what is the difference between the Sigma 150-500 F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM and the Sigma 150-500 EX DG OS?
Which is better for wildlife photography? What is the cost
I have a canon 400d and canon 70-300 lens with the potential to buy the above lens
I need advice urgency!!!!!
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Re: Sigma Lenses

Unread post by Raptor142 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:22 pm

Go straight to the horses mouth www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-technology and read up on their technology .... then use the link at the top of their page for "lenses/telephoto zoom lenses" they have a great and informative site
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Re: Sigma Lenses

Unread post by Massimo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:40 am

The HSM stands for " lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, highspeed AF." which is a great for the lens. been using it to take with birds in flight and it is a blessing.
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Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses

Unread post by Bushbaby30 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:17 pm

My friend has a Nikon D3000 and he is looking for a new lens. He is looking at getting either the Sigma 120-400mm or the Sigma 150-500mm but does not know if it will be compatible with his camera. Can anybody give any advice on this matter?
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Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses

Unread post by DuQues » Mon May 23, 2011 7:39 pm

The D3000 has no in-body autofocus motor, but I think both these lenses have them. So they should work.
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Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses

Unread post by Bushbaby30 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:05 pm

Yhanks, Duques!
Both has HSM so it seems as though it will auto focus. :hmz:

He has also heard that the lenses are to heavy for the body. Any ideas on that?
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Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses

Unread post by DuQues » Mon May 23, 2011 8:13 pm

The lenses too heavy?

Lens weight only comes in if you put the camera on a tripod, and then add a lens. The Bigma will indeed give the mount a lot of stress that way. But of course you don't. ;)

I can't remember what the 800 mm Canon f/5.6 weighs but aside from a mount problem you could happily use that combo.
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Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses

Unread post by w1tw0lf » Tue May 24, 2011 11:21 am

Both lenses weight about 1961g each. I have played with the 50-500 on my d3100 and it works. After about 15mins it did become a bit heavy in the hands. But then then i would still walk around with it all day as the photos coming out of the combo is worth it.


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