Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG /HSM
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Excerpt: here's the deal, I don't own one but my friend does. I have tried it and used it and seen the results on both his D3S and my D7000. Super tack sharp all the way from 300-800, only a prime lens is going to trump it in absolute sharpness.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction