Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
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Wrong lens in right box!
30 July 2013
Summary: I would have loved it had the lens been the lens I ordered. It was a Nikon lens in a Sony box and it didn't fit my camera. I was truly disappointed. I had been watching the lens and it got to the price I could purchase it and then it wasn't the right lens.
Summary: I was really excited when I received this lens. I had rented one a few months ago and really liked it. After only using it a few times the autofocus quit working. Totally disappointed. I returned it.
Summary: Likes: Lens controls all work well and integrate properly with my Sony SLT-77. Autofocus works well and would even track flying birds. Dislikes: Every photo had soft focus at 500mm. I tried OS on/off, Sony steadyshot on/off, handheld, monopod, high quality tripod. In every case looking at detail showed a very blurry soft focus. I tested with a focus target and all the black/white boundaries were badly blurred.
Summary: I purchased the lens with an intent to use it as a prime lens on my bird outings. One trip convinced me to rethink that and to use it only when set up with a tripod. This is a monster, carry this around for more than just a moment and your arm will ache. Way too heavy for anything but occasional use, and even then when you have someone along who can carry it for you. It is so heavy that I am forced to rate the lens unacceptable.
Summary: I got this lens from an AD, not from Amazon. I fails totally to focus when zoomed beyond 200 mm. It will hunt for a long time and, either give up, or misfocus. I used it with my 400D. And for now i have used it for noting but shots of the moon using manual focus. I got the lens abroad, and see little chance that i will be able to return it. - anybody, has any good ideas?