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Impulse Buy - Sigma 400mm f5.6
« on: April 08, 2015, 06:18:16 PM »
I just impulse bought the Sigma 400mm f5.6.

Seemed some good reviews on dyxum, hope i did the right thing... lol

Sony a77ii

Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Sony 55-300 SAM DT | Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM DT
Sigma 400 f5.6
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Re: Impulse Buy - Sigma 400mm f5.6
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 07:48:18 PM »
Sigma makes three 400mm lenses, which one have you bought? Unfortunately some Sigma lenses have compatibility problems with auto focus. Fortunately none of the 400mm lenses appear to suffer from this problem. :D

1) Sigma - 400 F5.6. See review here.
2) Sigma - 400 F5.6 APO telemacro. See review here.
3) Sigma - 400 F5.6 APO. See review here
Sony A7, A850, A77, A700 || Sony>> 70-300G, 28-75 f2.8 SAM, 16-80CZ, 50 f1.4, FE 28-70 OSS, FE 24-70CZ f4 OSS, LA-EA4 || Minolta>> 300 f4 G HS, 200 f2.8 G HS, 100 f2.8 (D) Macro, 50 f1.7, 28 f2.8, 28-135 f4-4.5, 70-210 f4, 500 f8 Reflex, TC x 1.4 HS, TC x 2 HS. || Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2. || Tamron SP 24-135.

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Re: Impulse Buy - Sigma 400mm f5.6
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 08:54:53 PM »
I have the first one of these 3, bought it new back in 1990 and it has worked on all my a/f film and digital bodies , and has not been rechipped by Sigma.

feel free to check out this album on my flickr site


https://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/sets/72157628196916885/

A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
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Re: Impulse Buy - Sigma 400mm f5.6
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 10:18:28 AM »
It's the Sigma - 400 F5.6.

I did look at the reviews before I paid the money.  It was only £120.

Should arrive tomorrow.

Gordon,

Some pretty nice shots in there, I think I will be happy with it based on your images.

Cheers
« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 10:20:19 AM by strontium »
Sony a77ii

Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Sony 55-300 SAM DT | Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM DT
Sigma 400 f5.6
Minolta Auto meter IV F | Minolta 2x Converter | Minolta 3600HS (D) | Sony HVL-56AM

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130585958@N07/sets/

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Re: Impulse Buy - Sigma 400mm f5.6
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 05:19:23 PM »
It's the Sigma - 400 F5.6.

I did look at the reviews before I paid the money.  It was only £120.

Should arrive tomorrow.

Gordon,

Some pretty nice shots in there, I think I will be happy with it based on your images.

Cheers

thanks for the compliments on my pics, I seem to be leaning towards more primes nowadays,
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/