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09-14-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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Sigma APO 500 / 7.2...

Well I finally picked up a long lens. I hope I did o.k., there was cash burning a hole on my Paypal account.

It appears to be similar to a late "A" series style. MC and APO. ???. I hope the glass is good. 7.2 ain't great, but I'm not about to spend a thousand dollars. This looks similar to the 400mm in the reviews, stretched out into a slower 500mm.

Anyone familiar with these?

I guess I'll find out soon enough.

09-14-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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I owned the sigma 400mm apo macro and it was a very sharp performer at f8-f11 and sold it to finance a f*300mm. I mainly shoot birds in the day-time so f8 and above has not been a problem and even cheap lenses can produce good results at these aperatures. I'm not familiar with the 500 you picked up, but i'm guessing that at the same aperatures you will get similar results. look forward to seeing some pics from this lens.

the pic here was taken with the sigma 400mm: http://www.redbubble.com/people/ivoire/art/660890-3-great-horned-owl-chick-close-up
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Nice shot. I'll be daytime, the huge goofy herons and what not that live in my back yard. Also some baseball. Water skiers.
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