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Offline 5DandMe

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Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« on: March 03, 2007, 04:12:44 AM »
well i finally did it.
i lashed out and bought myself a nice shiney new Sigma 50-500 Bigma. should be here mid next week, all going well.
bought it online at camerastore.com.au for $1405.00

I am looking forward to posting a few shots when i get it

 
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 08:06:14 AM »
Good on Ya. Better eat spinach with every meal to build your strength :)

I'll be interested to hear what you have to say about it. And see the pics of course.

Congrats
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 08:43:10 AM »
yeah.....i had a nurse of one today (nikon mount) and they seem quite heavy, but having said that, i'm prepared to carry the weight if it produces the quality shots i am lead to beleive it can take.
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 03:26:07 PM »
Hi there 5DandMe,

if its anything like the sigma 170-500 i have you,ll be well pleased with it,
the 50-500 is reportedly a 'better' lens,
i cant fault it,
look forward to some pics and a reveiw on the lens when you get it,

Rob

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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 12:28:08 AM »
It's a good lens, optically. Slow and cumbersome, but something has to give.

Belongs on a tripod.

It has very little distortion; an asset overlooked by many.

My last copy had a scratched internal element, so sadly I sent it back from whence it came. I didn't order another, but I may do one day.
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007, 11:04:36 AM »
My Sigma 170-500 is crap. Maybe I have a soft copy?  :(
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007, 11:24:40 AM »
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My Sigma 170-500 is crap. Maybe I have a soft copy?  :(

hi there Confusion_Circle,
when you say yours is soft, is that through the entire zoom range or just at the 500mm end, and is it the same when tripod mounted as well,

Rob

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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007, 11:56:20 AM »
On a tripod.  It's soft all throughout the range.  It's the worst lense in terms of sharpness I own. It never leave the trunk of my car...I just put my 2x TC on my 200mm APO HS G now.
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007, 02:35:14 PM »
Sigma lenses seem to be very hit and miss. Many mixed reports.

I've never actually kept one of their lenses longer than a week before taking it back to the shops in annoyance for a refund. There's been a scratched internal element, serious dust, or I just hated the lens altogether. The 'EX' build quality label is nothing compared to the build quality of a good home-grown lens from Canon, Nikon or 'Minolta'.

I can't comment on the 170-500, but the 50-500 I had was as sharp as you can expect such a lens to be, quite usable, even with a badly scratched internal element. It had to go back becuase there would be no resale value with such damage, otherwise there was no problem... except the fantatic weight. I'd rather have a Nikon 80-400 lens than a Bigma, it's so light and airy. The Minolta 100-400 was a good lens, bit slow to focus.
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 01:22:58 PM »
My 170-500 isn't the most used lens in my line up. Its only good in bright situstons. the slightest bit of defused light and the images become soft, cold and /or noisy. but on a bright sunny day it works OK.

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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2007, 07:22:50 AM »
5D: My 50-500 was for my old Canon 300D Rebel and it worked well... No in-camera anti-shake gizmo and it was great anyway...
 
I lusted for "IS", Canon's in-lens "image stabilizer" so I sold my BigMa to buy a 100-400/IS lens... Very nice but better than the BigMa? Perhaps, but that was mostly because if the IS in the lens...

Now I have a new A100... Thoughts about using a KM/Sony mount 50-500 really are stuck in my brain...

Me? I just might get one again... 
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2007, 11:49:59 AM »
Nice one. Got any pics to share??
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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2007, 11:51:35 AM »
keith, since buying the sigma 50-500, i dont use the other lens i have very often. almost all the shots i have posted in the last 2 months have all been with the bigma.

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Re: Sigma 50-500....."Bigma"
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2007, 10:32:39 AM »
Well I don't post much in here. But I broke down and got a "Bigma" yesterday. All I can say right now is. WOW, it is heavy. *LOL*
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