Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm EX DG
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Its really good but...
Walter Sousa, Amazon
7 November 2013
Summary: i love photography, been doing it for a month now. i decided to purchase my first DSLR and went with a Canon XSI with the kit lens. Lets just say the kit lens was crap, very bad quality images, so i started looking for an upgrade, when i stumbled upon this lens. its a little awkward carrying this around town, but whatever. just dont be bothered by people, i was given looks when i was taken pics of my son at Chuck E.Cheeses.
Summary: Prior to my trip to Maldives this past spring I had my friend purchase me a camera and lens on my expense of course. He for some reason felt this would fit my needs to capture some good vacation pictures. Needless to say my friend never showed me how to use this thing so it has been sitting on the table in my office for about 5 months now, untouched. Cool looking thing though, shame it went to waste.
Summary: This lens works great as a walk around street shooter. It's a tight fit, but it conceals relatively well in a loose cargo pocket. When I see something quirky on the street, say -a moustachioed hipster on a double decker bicycle, I can whip out my DSLR with this lens affixed and get a great impromptu street shot. And usually in such a discreet manner that I, as the artist, do not intervene or alter the mood of the environment in any way.
Summary: Sigma almost had it perfect, I'd say if they had it about a foot wider, and a couple feet longer, this would be a useable UTP Lens. Also, don't shine a flashlight through it. I didn't do it, I swear, but I think the moon is on fire. Someone should do something about that. Once again, it wasn't because I pointed this lens at the moon and shined a flashlight through it and unwittingly created a homemade star destroyer death ray... I did. not. do. that.
Summary: A few months ago, I purchased this lens because I had some spare cash and wanted to try my hand at photography. I didn't realize you needed to buy a camera body in order to take pictures with it (like $700 more dollars MINIMUM, are you CRAZY? Who can afford that??) so I figured I'd just make do, sans-camera. WELL, it turns out that if you just point this lens at someone and look through it, you can see their INTENTIONS.
Great camera attachment for iPhone 4, with reservations
Keith "Keith", Amazon
18 June 2013
Summary: I bought the Turtleback Turtle Jacket iPhone 4/4S Lens System with Wide angle and Fish Eye for my iPhone 4 for $49.99. It allows me to attach SLR lenses to my iPhone, and came with a fisheye lens and a wide angle lens. The included lenses were fine for taking funny selfies and some artistic shots; but, I wanted to find an off-brand telephoto SLR lens to help me zoom in a little bit more sometimes. This lens worked well, at first.
Summary: I'm not sure if anyone else has had this problem with SIGMAS best selling lens of all time, but I have a small- scratch that BIG problem with this lens's auto focus. This lens's auto focus is extremely slow due to the fact that it has to spin up. Almost like a hard drive but slower.
Summary: There is a rumor that Obama is going to implement a 1 month waiting period and extensive mental and other background checks to purchase this. I agree with the mental checks..but this might be your only chance to own this before the communists take away our freedom to be stupid.
Summary: I bought this lens for just over 35000 dollars and I must say it's a great little travel piece. It's very handy to be able to keep a lens of this quality in my pocket while I'm walking up and down the street. It's been known to fire missiles at random, however at the low cost, one could expect a few glitches. It's great for taking low profile shots of unsuspecting people bathing. I have taken a few shots of Jupiter with this and must say it is great.
Summary: Funny story, one of these lenses was actually going to play the part of Wilson in the Tom Hanks movie, "Castaway." Imagine that genius Hanks lugging this around the tropical island he was stranded on. Talking to it, yelling at it, planning his escape with it, and his bloody hand print right there on the lens. True story, bro.