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10-11-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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Sigma 135-400.

for those who may be contemplating this lens, Just a quick shot I caught this morning with my new Sigma 135-400.
Am finding this a pretty decent lens, with one drawback the lenscreep when pointing downwards. But what the heck, I can cope with that I reckon

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Hi Bramella

Precisely the same thing happens with my Tamron 18-250mm Di II superzoom lens, although it is fitted with a small 'locking' switch at the back of the lens, to prevent this annoying trait from occurring. Naturally one has to remember to unlock this bl***dy switch before continuing to take photographs again, which can on certain occasions be a royal PITA when attempting to capture a 'spontaneous' moment ! The downside of all this is that 'lens-creep' certainly ensures you get some 'weird glances' from curious onlookers !!!

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For either lens, you could grip the lens in your left hand by the zoom ring?
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Hi SupremeMoFo

Undoubtedly true, but I usually tend to let the camera hang normally by it's neckstrap and simply steady it with either hand as appropriate, so I suppose I really ought to try adopting a slightly different technique. Funnily enough it's not always a major problem and actually no big deal in real-world situations,

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....lo bram !.....been having this prob myself with the sig' 28-300 dg. started out fine but gradually the creep intensified, the lock proved worthless, and it has been designated for straightaway shots only now. I had considered 135-400 earlier to round out the 24-135 i possess, but am glad to hear your input on it.....would seem to me that sigma would be interested in correcting the 'creep' issue, as they certainly make nice, affordable, glass.....so whats my resolution to the prob ?......as you say, grip the barrel.....or switch lenses.........
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Nice shot Bramela, I know that you'll love this lens as much as I do.

I sometimes just let my lenses creep while hanging the camera from my neck strap, but there are other times when I cradle the lens in my arm while walking around with it.

I actually have 3 lenses that creep, and my Sigma 135-400 is the least likely to do it. Although it's the biggest by far making it the worst
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
for those who may be contemplating this lens, Just a quick shot I caught this morning with my new Sigma 135-400.
Am finding this a pretty decent lens, with one drawback the lenscreep when pointing downwards. But what the heck, I can cope with that I reckon
Nice shot, I think I might just take up rowing

NaCl(and probably get bashed with an oar)H2O
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Thanks for all the positive comments , much appreciated. Puts my mind at ease a bit to hear others have "creep" problem as well, . Thought it might be my model was a bit faulty.
Thanks again all.......... Bruce

(Or dunked maybe, NcCLH20, I reckon I'd end up in the drink!)

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