Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
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Terrible Lens. Broke three times!
Jose M., Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: I certainly would not recommend this lens to anyone. I take very good care of all my photo equipment and have them in padded cases at all times (obviously not when i'm shooting). But just before a year of owning this lens and with very little use, the HSM motor died. I sent it to a Sigma certified repair shop and was charged close to $700 dollars for the repair, although the product was under warranty, they didn't care and ended up paying as I was abroad and needed to...
Summary: I have had this lens for almost a year. I wavered for over a year on whether or not to buy. I talked to people, read reviews on sites, forums, etc with most saying its not worth it; go ahead and get a good nikon lens, this will be nowhere near as good as a nikon lens. But i also noticed the Amazon reviewers who mostly thought it was worth it so i finally decided to try it. SO... I am so glad i got it. I love this lens. It takes great pictures.
Very sharp, super telephoto lens. The built in stability feature does allow hand holding !
Teri S. Hanright, Amazon
19 November 2013
Summary: Nice sharp lens at both extremes. Much lighter and more compact then the older version. Nice balance on my Canon 5d Mark III. The Stability feature works great and the Hyper Sonic Motor makes focusing fast and accurate. All lens aberrations are minimal. What I don't care for is the front part of this lens moving in and out with zooming. This could result in lens 'creep' when it is older. But overall a very nice lens, at any price.
Excellent - I can't imagine having to use a fixed 500mm
BAF "SalvationsJoy", Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: Great for starting up and continuing to do nature photography. Light weight and very versatile for the range. See some of my nature shots with this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/salvationsjoy/sets/72157625365516006/ This was like shooting fish in a barrel, but gave me great experience shooting movement. These are using a Canon 7D on a tripod. For very sunny conditions an extender can be used. It would be a pain to have a fixed lens.
Summary: This is a great lense. Yes it is large and fairly heavy but what do you expect from a 500mm lense. The pictures I've gotten are perfectly clear. The image stabilization works great. I have taken all my photos with this without a bipod and haven't had a blurry one yet. Absolutely amazing that you can get this kind of a lense for under $1000.
Summary: This is my first super telephoto lens and couldn't be happier!! Previously my longest lens was a 75-300mm and OMG what a difference!! It is optically stabilized (image stabilized) and capable of being handheld out to 500mm. I've shot multiple birds of prey in flight as well as ducks and herons with what I consider to be very good results. This lens and the Tamron 17-200mm combined with my new Canon T3i has produced multiple enlarged and framed photos.
Summary: I had gotten many good reviews from my fellow photographers about the Sigma 150-500 lens.I am so happy that I purchased it. My photo results are amazing.I have received a lot of compliments on my photos so I can say I am very pleased with this lens.
Summary: I'm heading to central America in December. We visited this area two years ago and I took a Canon 70 - 300mm lens. It did a good job on birds and wildlife......But just a good job. I needed a longer reach to get awesome pictures. I researched lenses in the super telephoto class and kept coming back to this lens. The reviews and cost convinced me to give it a try. I'm glad I did! This is a great lens at a fraction of the price of a canon f4.
Summary: I have been shopping around for different lenses for different things, and when I came across this lens I was a little nervous to purchase it because of the price, but when I got the lens I was more than over joyed, it was PERFECT for what I am using it for. If you want a lens that is good for Long distances then this is the lens for you, it takes clear perfect pictures, Movement pics and still pics.