Which to do ? really stucked with this

Nikon 80-400 VR or Bigma 50-500


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besh

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IF you can pay for a tele...
which should u go ?

purpoer : birding , animaling....

1.) Sigma 50-500
2.) Nikon 80-400


Nikon concern : Speed... slow... as not as fast as HSM but with VR
Sigma concern: Speed..... fast..... but no VR...


Picture quality of view...
seems... no much diff...

anyone can vote and tell me? advice is the best best...
But if you want to say : Buy both, or go for 300 f/2.8
then thank you, if i have that kind of budget, i've got it in my cabin now.

If you have some idea/advice which willing to share,
a thousand thx for u,
i'm nto trying to be nasty,
as u know... the coulture...
comment on others ppls comment....

that's not a bad thing if we talkign about the same thing...
but from what i see in this forum...
some is out of the topic.
 

idor

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I own a Bigma.... Basically, this is a fine lens, if you only take pics on a bright sunny day.... with that said, I have seen my friend use that lens shooting hummingbirds on a cloudy day with no problems. As for how he did it, I dun know cos I do not have such luck.

As for Nikon, I only tried it in camera shop... seems pretty nice but i heard from friends that when you mount it on tripod stability is questionable.... seems that either there is low user confidence in the tripod mount or it really have a stability problem. Again, my friends are just small number of Nikon users who own that lens.

I bought the Bigma cos its the cheapest... and I cannot afford the Nikon.... simple as that...

Truthfully, if i have the $$$ I would go for 200-400mm... but i guess I can dream on....
 

ortega

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Nov 2, 2004
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#5
go for the vr only if you shoot hand held.

The setup is quite heavy and i would at least bring along a monopod, so the VR will become useless.

So for me BIGMA
 

fotoudavid

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Mar 11, 2005
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Harry Potter said:
I think 400 mm even with VR, handheld may not be easy.
you are still here around man ;)
 

Zplus

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#7
I use the Bigma becoz its a very sharp and contrasty lans. However, it needs good light. You can use a monopod to overcome the heavy weight.

VR is useful if you wanna handhold it.
:)
 

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