Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
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Great wildlife/bird lens!!
Deep Woods, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I have had the Sigma 50-500mm for a few years now and I am well pleased with the lens and the quality. The only thing that needs work is that the AF searches a good bit at times, it is worse in low light or really "cluttered" capture areas such as a bird in a thicket, etc. Other than the AF issue I have taken some really nice photos with this lens and it has worked flawlessly for over 4 years.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Really gives the zoom needed to bring that far away item up close and personal.Rather heavy so will be a lot more to lug around. Wish there was some better way for more zoom without all the added weight.
I thought it was a very good lens, as far as my old
28 July 2014
Summary: I purchased this, tried it for awhile, then returned it. Even so, I thought it was a very good lens, as far as my old, amateur eyes can tell. It also contained a number of useful goodies in the package. The tripod included with the kit was useless with this lens. The total weight was so great that the pole kept sliding down so that the only way it could be used was bending over. Even without the lens, it was not a tripod I would have purchased on my own.
Excerpt: after much agony about the 150-500 or this one, 50-500, I dug deep and pulled out a grand and a half for a camera lens. Arrived as scheduled and in good shape. I've taken pictures of soccer matches. I agree with those who find it big and heavy, I didn't expect the barrel to extend when zooming ( I have the sigma 70-200 2.8 and that doesn't extend), it doesn't so much hunt for the proper focus at 500mm, but tends to pick up the trees and houses behind the players so they...
Excerpt: I use it for all types of wildlife, Flowers, air shows, fast sailboats etc. This is one amazing lens as long as you have enough light to satisfy that f/6.3. It has nice crisp focus and feels nice and tight around the barrel. The only drawback is it's 4lbs. weight but so is the rest of them around this size. Best advice is, shop around. It can vary in the hundreds in price between different sites.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Just got the beast. It is a nearly 2Kg lens, which means that shooting by hand is tiresome to say the least. If stabilized correctly, the quality of the pictures is excellent. I attached a pistol remote shutter release to the tripod strip, and handling got a lot easier. as far as the super telephoto lens are concerned, this one is extremely good value for money, since the quality is adequate, the price is ~ 1/3 of any other decent fixed F# lens, and the versatility of...