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
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: 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
Excerpt: I use this lens for over five years for wildlife photography on my Nikon F6 film camera. It come with an UV and polarizing filter, and it's own carring case. It not need specialized filters, any 46mm filter can be uesed. Polarizing filter canbe rotate easy with a rotating ring.
Pros: Common size filter holder, Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Ideal zoom range, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The lens deserves the title "SigMonster. The lens is 2' long with the lens hood attached, and makes for a chore moving the lens about setting up to get your shot. One set up, you master your environment, with an incredible range of 300mm to 800mm. fast speed of f/5.6 even at 800mm!
Pros: Best Bird Lens Made, Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens because the zoom range allows me to get pictures(primarily sports from fixed positions) I couldn't otherwise get. My experience supports the very good to excellent image quality up to 700/750 at f 5.6, and good to very good at 800 at f8.