Summary: Recently purchased this lens used. It arrived before the estimated due date and packaged very carefully. Tried it immediately with great results. This was a gift for me and will definitely be used well. As a wildlife and landscape photographer this will get closer to my subjects without getting close.
Good value for the price as I don't think I will use it a lot.
2 March 2014
Summary: Bought this for a trip to Hawaii and whale watching. I haven't been able to use it a lot otherwise because of cold and snow. Pictures are pretty good but I feel I need more time and practice with it. It is heavy! A tripod helps but not always able to use one.
Summary: I am no professional photographer, but I like this lens a lot. It is a little bit heavy, but takes amazing zoom pictures and picture quality is very good to my needs. I bought them used, but there's nothing to complain about.
Summary: this is a good lens if used with some skill, it is not image stabilized so the best shots are obtained hand held using the camera sports setting for a fast shutter speed. it sometime searches for focus on flying birds so I often choose to focus. I bought the lens used for less than 1/2 the price of a similar new lens, so it was a very good deal, the 500 mm allows me to reach out for bird, still and flying with favorable results, I also used a 2x extender to photograph an...
Summary: I was lucky and purchased a truly mint condition used Sigma 170-500 for use with my Nikon D80 w/grip. It has been an excellent investment. I have not used any other brand of lens in the 300 to 500mm range, where I use this lens the most (primarily for wildlife and nature), so I cannot compare one vs the other.
Summary: I was lucky and purchased a truly mint condition used Sigma 170-500 for use with my w/grip. It has been an excellent investment. I have not used any other brand of lens in the 300 to 500mm range, where I use this lens the most (primarily for wildlife and nature), so I cannot compare one vs the other.
Summary: I TRied the sigma 170-500mm lens/. autofocus is a little bit slower! lens has zoom creep! picture quality is amlmost 90% when compared to fixed lens. as i bought a soconds for just 400$ it is worth every dollar! another dream is reality!
Summary: This is an easy to use cost effective lens which for its cost produces good quality pictures, it is light solution as you may only need carry one lens. Combine it with a 1.4x or 2x and a cropped sensor and you have an effective solution for event the most nervous of animals or birds. I take it when doing landscape as well as it is useful to pick distant features out.