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
15 March 2015
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: I use this lens for wild life and performance in theatre or auditorium. It has a very convenient focus length range so I don't need to change lenses frequently. Also it has a very good optical quality, especially around 70-300mm.
Excerpt: I just retired and my partner and I have found a common theme of bird watching and photography. We live near several bird sanctuaries in northern California, so we decided to move from binoculars and spotting scopes and a 55-300mm zoom on a Nikon D90 to gear that could reach out far enough to...
Pros: Capable Of 1000mm, Doesn't Need A Tripod, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Summary: Lens is great - does all that it was described it would do. Only issue I'm having is that i cannot lock the lens to prevent drifting when it is in full open mode (500mm). Not sure if this is a defect, or if the lens is not supposed to lock. will have to check with the mfr.