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10-10-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Simga 120-400mm Non-OS

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I am looking at the Sigma 120-400mm lens and can get the non-OS and OS models.. the non-OS is about $350 dollars cheaper.

With the modern Pentax bodies having Shake Reduction (and it works) the OS model seems like a waste of $350 but the question in my mind is "Is this non-OS lens any good?"

Almost every review I can find seems to be based on the OS model... so I am hoping someone here can say 'yep got one, and it works great' or 'yep got one and it is rubbish'.

I know compared to the Pentax 300mm F4 the Simga 120-400mm is not as sharp but I am looking for a little more reach than the 300mm offers & zoom as well (and it will be a hell of a lot better than the FA 100-300 f5.6-6.3 lens I am wanting to replace).

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There are several user reviews at :
Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

The Average User Rating is 8.33, identical to the OS version user rating.

Food for thoughts...
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Thanks... completely missed those reviews.

They seem on par with reviews of the OS model... some finding it really good, others not impressed with the 400mm softness.

Looked at the 150-500mm but many people mark down the softness at 400-500mm.. so no advantage there either (except weight).

Really wanted the new lens before end of November but will wait a few more weeks to see if anything is coming out of the ricoh pentax merger.. but this lens is looking like the gap filler for me.
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