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    Default Sigma 170-500 Field test

    forgive my bad test method

    All images taken with a D70 handheld and are 100% crop
    Yes I konw i should have used a tripod, but i did not want to bring my tripod to work

    So here it goes




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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    not pin sharp but sharp enough

    light for a 500mm

    Zoom creep is really bad

    Cheap for a 500mm

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    So Bigma or 170-500 better?

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    I thought sigma has a lock to prevent lens creep. Anyway how much did you pay for this lens and how is the auto focus?

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    So Bigma or 170-500 better?
    Bigma got HSM.
    which might make the diff.

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    So Bigma or 170-500 better?
    bigma is better in optically quality and focusing speed

    170-500 is light and cheap

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Quote Originally Posted by smtan24
    I thought sigma has a lock to prevent lens creep. Anyway how much did you pay for this lens and how is the auto focus?
    the lock is for storage, not while in use

    if you want to shoot up you will need to hold the lens

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    processed photos






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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    looks sharp, yes?

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Hmm .. at least we now have some reference. Was looking for shots with this lens during my consideration for long range.

    The lens i tested at the IT fair with a D70 was painfully slow and noisy for the AF motor.
    Those seeking a lens with faster response should be better off with the bigma for 3rd party.

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    not bad at all for handheld shots.....
    should do wonders if used on a tripod or on a minolta body with AS.....
    is it cheaper than the tamron 200-500mm which is around $1650?
    flickr me....
    exposure medium: 30% film, 70% sensor

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    Hmm .. at least we now have some reference. Was looking for shots with this lens during my consideration for long range.

    The lens i tested at the IT fair with a D70 was painfully slow and noisy for the AF motor.
    Those seeking a lens with faster response should be better off with the bigma for 3rd party.
    from my limited experience, this lens does not work well in low light situations
    but is fine on bright sunny days, which you need to get 1/500s shutter speed and at least F8 or F9 aperture.

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Quote Originally Posted by kross
    not bad at all for handheld shots.....
    should do wonders if used on a tripod or on a minolta body with AS.....
    is it cheaper than the tamron 200-500mm which is around $1650?
    yes a good sturdy tripod would do the trick.

    or the new pantax also with the anti camera shake thingy

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    Default Re: Sigma 170-500 Field test

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    yes a good sturdy tripod would do the trick.

    or the new pantax also with the anti camera shake thingy
    If I am not wrong, the new Pentax DSLR with the built-in anti-shake works only with Pentax lenses. It doesn't work with 3rd party lenses.

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    i think pentax also dun support HSM. so focusing still using micro motor.

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