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07-15-2008, 05:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone knwow anything about this lens...

Looks like an elderly Sigma APO 400/5.6.

OPtical quality? Any reviews doing a search come only up with the latest version.


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07-15-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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I believe I had an even older version, it was a decent performer for the current prices. Pics were fine aside from CA. I'd done a little overview of it at the time -

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I have the metalic gray version (similar time period). It fits the Olympus OM stuff. It is an okay lens (better than the non APO version). Not real contrasty. Need to try it on the Olympus E330. Better than a pentax J 75-300 zoom. Don't think its as contrasty as Pentax DA 55-300 (not sure since it hasn't been shot on digital yet). Nice size and decent tripod mount. Might do better with digital (bump up contrast a notch and sharpening). Love to see some shots with it. Doesn't focus very close. Like the internal focus.
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07-15-2008, 10:47 PM   #4
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See the post here to summarize why these lenses tend to be available cheaply...

07-16-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Okay thanks, It's on an auction here, I'll pass on it. I'll just use my 70-200 with the 2x on it, it's still f5.6.
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