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: 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.
Excerpt: On a medium format camera it would be the (35mm DSLR) equivalent of a 120-300mm f/2.8 lens (240-600mm f/5.6 with the 2X multiplier). With the Pentax D645 lens factor it would be the (35mm DSLR) equivalent of about a 150-375mm f/2.8 lens (300-750mm f5.6 with the 2X multiplier) The Pentax D645 medium format camera is being updated soon and will probably be more than 40mp as well as not having a AA filter.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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: The lens is great for movies, great value actually, as it pays for itself in a single shoot. Let me explain: - it has power zoom. You can zoom in smoothly on the important parts of the actors. No manual zoom can be as smooth. - it saves you money on stage lighting. With f/2.8, you can shoot in the dark. - it saves you money on stage rent. You can shoot into any house in your town.
Summary: This is a great lens. But, I know what you are asking - how could this actually save my company money? You see, I am a partner in a structural design and engineering firm, and we do work in most of The South and Gulf Coast states. We are based in Orlando, Florida, and last year, due to many new clients, 27 percent of our contracts were in Georgia.
Summary: Never mind being able to snap pictures of Paris from Miami, which is easy enough. I'm able to take crystal clear pictures of the fabric of dimensions that don't even exist. The only negative of this lens is I am often detained by local law enforcement for what looks like a TOW missile.