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Sigma APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG /HSM
8.3 out of 10

Sigma APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG /HSM

This Sigma APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG is a large aperture 800mm lens t Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG /HSM

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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing IQ, flexible zoom range, heavy and hard to use.

CyberDynesystems, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: SIGMA really needs to stop raising the price of this lens and add it's Optical Image Stabilization "O.S."I owned this lens for two years early in it's production run. I shot it mated to then new EOS 1D MkII (which gives you an idea of when I had it)New versions have come out and the price keeps...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, No Image Stabilization, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Wow! and Wow!

Mharrisw, B&H Photo
30 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I used a friend's Nikon 800mm lens for a bit and this lens is about the same size and just as sharp. The advantage is the zoom range that maintains the sharpness throughout the zoom. I shoot with a D610 and a D800E. Couldn't be more pleased except for the law of physics.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

The Ultimate Telephoto Lens

24x36, B&H Photo
16 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The title says it all. Sharp and versatile, this lens will get you the shot you want better than all the pricey primes and teleconverters in the world! Nikon and Canon make nothing that compares, with each limiting their maximum zoom focal length to half the focal length of this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great For Composing Wildlife Shots!

Katmai Steve, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the second one of these lenses that I have owned, one for Nikon and now the Canon version. This lens is heavy, but ruggedly built. It takes excellent photographs using the proper techniques.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, No Image Stabilization, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Think about it ...

Donald G. Freeman "Belasarius", Amazon
2 October 2013
  • Summary: I gave a lot of thought to purchasing this lens to photograph birds. I've yet to get the beautiful kind of shots I expected from it. Mostly it is quite difficult to get in a position to use the lens to its best advantage and full capacity.
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Overall 10
10

Love this product!!!!!

remrock, B&H Photo
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Use this product for my hobby of wildlife photography. Could not be happier!!!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Gerrym, B&H Photo
26 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Just purchased the lens and have only used it for a few weeks - but it is outstanding. This lens is not for inexperienced photographers. You need to use a tripod, although I got great shots balancing it on my car window (fast shutter speed).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, High Quality Sharp Images, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

BIG BAD and BEAUTIFUL!

SteveK, B&H Photo
15 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Not only is this a dream come true lens, but it is well engineered, thought out and built. It is tact sharp and very fast to focus. The drop in filters can be turned and adjusted, has three different focus limit modes and looks very cool on your tripod.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens

Cachapa, B&H Photo
13 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought the lens after reading several reviews, positive and negatives. Anyway I did not want to pay [$] for a 800mm from Canon and found out the Sigma served me perfectly. The lenses is sharp and has good contrast, it has that yellowish tinge of sigma but easily correctable.
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Overall 10
10

Nothing Like It

C.Schlaf, B&H Photo
2 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I was pleasantly surprised by this lens. I have been using a 600mm lens for about 10 years now (both Canon and Nikon) I was concerned about background blur and sharpness and this lens does it both very well the convenience of being able to zoom From 300 to 800 is incredibly handy.
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