Looks like Sigma's 80-400 OS has HSM!!


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tomshen

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On the contrary, I would be surprised if no USM.
 

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Originally posted by kongg
Btw.........Sigma could have made some errors in the specs description. There may not be HSM on the lens........ Did not see the HSM decal on the lens.
True, but if you look at the lens mounts available, they only state Canon, Nikon and Sigma. The other lenses without HSM are all available for Minolta and Pentax AF mounts too. Something with their interface doesn't allow for USM/HSM(?). So... it is quite likely that the 80-400 does indeed have HSM. In that case, it is a great alternative to the Canon 100-400 at a much reduced price. Fantastic. However, if it does indeed have HSM, it will really eat into the sales of the Nikkor 80-400.
 

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. Another new product is the Sigma APO 120-300mm f2.8 EX IF HSM lens with a large aperture that is constant throughout the zoom range. Since focusing and zooming will not change its overall length, its stays comfortable and easy-to-handle enough. As the front of the lens does not rotate, all kinds of filters can easily be used. .
The lens weighs 2600g, is produced with a Sigma, Canon or Nikon mount and has a filter size of 105mm


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Originally posted by nicholas1986
. Another new product is the Sigma APO 120-300mm f2.8 EX IF HSM lens with a large aperture that is constant throughout the zoom range. Since focusing and zooming will not change its overall length, its stays comfortable and easy-to-handle enough. As the front of the lens does not rotate, all kinds of filters can easily be used. .
The lens weighs 2600g, is produced with a Sigma, Canon or Nikon mount and has a filter size of 105mm


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Wonder how much a 105mm filter costs....

(Probably less than the cost of a visit to the orthopaedic specialist for that sprained shoulder from carrying the 2.6kg monster around...)
 

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[1] 2.6kg is really too light for a lens of those dimensions. And it's not exactly heavy either.
[2] You wouldn't buy a 105mm filter for it I shouldn't think. It should take drop ins, although I haven't scrutinised the specs.
[3] The 80-400 OS is an interesting lens, particularly if it *doesn't* contain HSM. Then the very curious question will be why not, and the inevitable comparisons with the Nikon would arise.
[4] Claim otherwise all you want, on Nikon cameras, Sigma's HSM is not as fast as AF-S. In fact based on the 80-200 AF-D, on a decent camera, there are hardly any differences at all.
[5] Unless Sigma have changed something, their FTM is a joke. More like PTM.
[6] As another option, the Nikon 70-200 VR with a TC20E would be a serviceable option, as well as being a more versatile combination. And offer faster AF, since that's what everybody seems to make a huge fuss about.
 

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