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    err ... dun mind me thread-crashing ah .. but rather than create a new thread, ..

    how does the sigma 170-500 compare against the 50-500 and the tamron 200-500?

    i'm currently looking at the 170-500 or the 50-500 .. but more inclined toward the 170-500 cos of it's smaller size and weight and price ... =/

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by renegade150 View Post


    tamron 200-500mm with hood
    Oh man, that is really LONG.
    Difficult to hide under blanket when using
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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    I like my Bigma 50-500mm.
    Very usefull during the HSBC Wakeboard 2006 as it from 50-500mm & HSM..
    http://donchua.multiply.com/photos/album/49
    All shots taken using the Bigma + D2H.. & handheld..
    Hazy day and so PP were done too..
    Last edited by donchua; 9th October 2006 at 10:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Expiredyoghurt View Post
    err ... dun mind me thread-crashing ah .. but rather than create a new thread, ..

    how does the sigma 170-500 compare against the 50-500 and the tamron 200-500?

    i'm currently looking at the 170-500 or the 50-500 .. but more inclined toward the 170-500 cos of it's smaller size and weight and price ... =/
    the 170-500 is

    smaller
    lighter
    cheaper

    the 50-500 is
    sharper
    focuses faster

    for everything else there is photoshop

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by donchua View Post
    I like my Bigma 50-500mm.
    Very usefull during the HSBC Wakeboard 2006 as it from 50-500mm & HSM..
    http://donchua.multiply.com/photos/album/49
    All shots taken using the Bigma + D2H.. & handheld..
    Hazy day and so PP were done too..
    nice shots, looks sharp

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    the 170-500 is

    smaller
    lighter
    cheaper

    the 50-500 is
    sharper
    focuses faster

    for everything else there is photoshop
    it focus faster? ... i would have thought the 170-500 would focus faster cos of the smaller range ... no hsm ah? ...

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Expiredyoghurt View Post
    it focus faster? ... i would have thought the 170-500 would focus faster cos of the smaller range ... no hsm ah? ...
    170-500 does not come with HSM.

    Got a chance to try it out at one of the IT shows indoors @ Suntec with a D70... i'd say AF is pretty slow.

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Expiredyoghurt View Post
    it focus faster? ... i would have thought the 170-500 would focus faster cos of the smaller range ... no hsm ah? ...
    Bigma 50-500
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...07&navigator=3

    Sigma 170-500
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...76&navigator=3

    and the ultimate
    Sigmonster
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...08&navigator=3

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    i did a field test on the Sigma 170-500 some time back

    http://forum.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=199007

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    minolta mount no hsm
    Black lens, white Lens, can take picture is a Good lens

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    PERSONAL MANTRA for the month

    I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...

    Geez, it always began like this and then...'boom' my next paycheck/bonus becomes the spanking new lens in the Cabi. Sometimes I suspect I sleepwalk into the camera shops.

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by pokha View Post
    PERSONAL MANTRA for the month

    I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...

    Geez, it always began like this and then...'boom' my next paycheck/bonus becomes the spanking new lens in the Cabi. Sometimes I suspect I sleepwalk into the camera shops.
    Sleepwalk into camera shop nevermind, they shop peoples will know something is wrong with you. As long as you don't sleep-walk shopping online and bidding on ebay.
    Cleanse your thoughts, not by the foods you eat.

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    you will also need a new dry cabi to go along with the new sigmonster that you do not need

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    TO DO LIST

    1) Put right kidney up for sale on Ebay
    2) Rob a bank on my way home
    3) Take nude pictures of my cats for Sports Illustrated Feline Edition
    4) Hound publishers to buy the pictures
    5) Put left kidney on Ebay also
    6) Buy the Sigmonster!
    7) Buy new Cabi for Sigmonster that I don't need.


    GADS! I am starting to plan for it! Help!

    Must be the purdy MTF Chart...Look away from the light...Look away from the light...Look away from the light!!!!
    Last edited by pokha; 10th October 2006 at 12:18 PM.

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post
    Sleepwalk into camera shop nevermind, they shop peoples will know something is wrong with you. As long as you don't sleep-walk shopping online and bidding on ebay.
    Eh problem is...I sleepwalk into shop alone and usually leave with new bed buddies - Sigma, Tamron, Tokie and Canon! Not healthy for my wallet. Them shopkeepers love them sleepwalkers! Kerrrrrching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua View Post
    I like my Bigma 50-500mm.
    Very usefull during the HSBC Wakeboard 2006 as it from 50-500mm & HSM..
    http://donchua.multiply.com/photos/album/49
    All shots taken using the Bigma + D2H.. & handheld..
    Hazy day and so PP were done too..
    why never gaffer ur bigma also ah mr chua?

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    Default Re: Tamron 200-500mm or the Sigma 50-500mm

    Quote Originally Posted by pokha View Post
    PERSONAL MANTRA for the month

    I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...I do not need a Sigmonster...

    Geez, it always began like this and then...'boom' my next paycheck/bonus becomes the spanking new lens in the Cabi. Sometimes I suspect I sleepwalk into the camera shops.
    http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/sigma_300800birds <- website of a Sigmonster Guru.

    You know you need it.

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