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06-15-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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CHECK THIS OUT!! 200mm to 500mm f/2.8

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This thing is a beast! I WANT ONE!!!

06-16-2007, 02:15 AM   #2
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Yeah, what a monster lens! Check out the earlier discussion we had about it here:

BTW, that's a great video! Thanks for sharing!

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Pro wildlife photographer Andy Biggs had some thoughts on it, on his website :

"On another note, I strolled by the Sigma booth to check out their announced 200-500mm f/2.8 lens. What a huge beast. I mean, there is absolutely no way that this lens would be usable for a nature photographer. It is obviously intended to be little more than a marketing gimmick. Well, it worked. One of the booth hosts mentioned that it weighs 14 kilos, or roughly 30 pounds. Contrast that with the Canon 500mm f/4 at 8.5 pounds. Completely silly. I think Sigma would have captured a nice audience if they had made the lens an f/4 design."

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Seems to me they could have used the money they wasted developing a lens that NOBODY will buy, and invest it in lenses that people will actually use

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Yeh... the number of stands it is on in that vid really emphasises how impractical it is. I would rather they had spent the money they used to develop that giving me a really really nice FREE extra wide angle lens. lol.

The first time the video panned around the lens when I was watching it I was like.."oh nice lens...where's the camera?... oh crap... that's a damn small camera...[people come into view]...geeeese look at the size of that f'#[ing lens!!!!" hahaha

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