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Sigma 150-500

Unread post by WazzyP » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:57 pm

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a Sigma 150-500mm. Unfortunately its out of my budget new. Does anybody know where I can get one for around R8000 secondhand?

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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:31 pm

WazzyP wrote:Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a Sigma 150-500mm. Unfortunately its out of my budget new. Does anybody know where I can get one for around R8000 secondhand?

Thanks so much

There are a number of threads discussing this range of lenses, just do a search for Sigma and 500mm I think. I will PM you a list of places you can look.
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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by bucky » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:06 pm

Hi there,
There are a lot of these for sale, even for much less than R8k.
I don't think they are much more than that new.


I would rather look for the Sigma 50-500 or buy a second hand canon 70-200 and a 1.4 tele converter.
A even better bet is the canon 100-400, well worth saving a bit longer for.

I do not like the 170-500, the image quality is bad, and the focusing is terrible.

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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:17 pm

Sprocky and others would disagree with you Bucky :)

@WazzyP: what body are you using? Nikon, Canon etc?
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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by bert » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:23 pm

As suggested by joshilewis
Google Test sigma 150-500 and you will find tests and personal opinions.

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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by WazzyP » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:37 am

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the advice. I've done some extensive reading on both the Sigma and Canon lenses. I was looking between the Canon 100-400 and the Sigma 150-500 or 50-500.

Unfortunately the Canon lens is a bit out of my price range.

As for the Sigma's...the 50-500 does seem to have a slightly better IQ than the 150-500, but I do like the fact that the 150-500 comes with an image stabiliser. I will be taking shots handheld fairly often.

So basically the first one of any of those lenses to come up at a good price will be added to my collection.

I'm shooting with a Canon body, the infamous 400D.

I've seen a lot of good second hand deals, but mostly for Nikon and Pentax bodies. Finding one for a Canon body is slightly more tricky.

Cheers, and thanks again
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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by Sprocky » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:43 am

bucky wrote:I do not like the 170-500, the image quality is bad, and the focusing is terrible.


Josh you are so right saying I will disagree!

Bucky, take a look at my shots taken with the "bad image quality" lens, imagine what I could do if I had a decent lens. :whistle:

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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:49 am

Read these threads:
Sigma lenses
Sigma 150-500
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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by WazzyP » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:06 am

Sprocky wrote:
bucky wrote:I do not like the 170-500, the image quality is bad, and the focusing is terrible.


Josh you are so right saying I will disagree!

Bucky, take a look at my shots taken with the "bad image quality" lens, imagine what I could do if I had a decent lens. :whistle:


Sprocky, where can I have a look at your photos? I clicked on your profile but didn't find anything there.

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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by Sprocky » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:37 am

Check in the Kruger section, the thread is "My In & Out Favourite Shot of the Day".

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Re: Sigma 150-500

Unread post by WazzyP » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:42 am

Thanks
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