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07-27-2011, 08:34 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Sigma 400mm f/5.6 APO Tele Macro Lens Samples

Here's to start off the lens sample photo archive for the Sigma 400mm f/5.6 APO Tele Macro lens:







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The 400mm APO Macro with 77mm thread seems to be very well reviewed - by those who have it. However, it also appears that this lens is a rare bird. Are there more owners out there?

In 2012, it's amazing that Pentax can barely beat this 10+ year old lens...and Pentax is at 10x the cost!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dmytty Quote
The 400mm APO Macro with 77mm thread seems to be very well reviewed - by those who have it. However, it also appears that this lens is a rare bird. Are there more owners out there?

In 2012, it's amazing that Pentax can barely beat this 10+ year old lens...and Pentax is at 10x the cost!
I just got one this week off eBay. I'd been watching for about a year, ever since I got my K-30 and started looking into telephoto lenses. I got a Sigma 400mm f5.6 AF (non-APO) last year. I did my first tries at comparing them today (but on swans, not on something fixed that would give an exact A/B comparison). I was surprised that some of the photos with my old Sigma were just as sharp and some with this lens - but they had purple fringing, whereas this had absolutely none. I hadn't thought that I would care about the macro focusing, since I have other lenses for that, but it is actually very handy. I posted one swan picture I took today in the Nature section of the photo gallery.

So, so far very pleased (well, I wish it had been cheaper...), but I need to do more testing to see if it is really sharper/more contrasty than my old lens, as well as being apochromatic. The pictures I've seen posted indicate it can be amazingly sharp in the right circumstances/hands.

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Hundreds more of mine here: Flickr Search: sigma 400 f5.6
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A splendid series. You play well with that Sigma and Australia has no shortage of really colorful birds!
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A splendid series. You play well with that Sigma and Australia has no shortage of really colorful birds!
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Thanks very much Corné. Yes we have plenty of colourful parrots, and like you in Sth Africa lots of other photogenic wildlife.

Swamp wallabies in our paddock.




Bush rat (an endearing native species)


Eastern Grey Kangaroos
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Thanks very much Corné. Yes we have plenty of colourful parrots, and like you in Sth Africa lots of other photogenic wildlife.

Swamp wallabies in our paddock.




Bush rat (an endearing native species)


Eastern Grey Kangaroos
Thanks for sharing these as well. Yes, we are fortunate with our wildlife. I get the impression that this 400mm Sigma is scarce or that folks owning them are not using them very much. If the latter is true I find it strange as you make great images with it!
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Thanks for sharing these as well. Yes, we are fortunate with our wildlife. I get the impression that this 400mm Sigma is scarce or that folks owning them are not using them very much. If the latter is true I find it strange as you make great images with it!
Thanks again Corné. The Sigma is not easy to find, but there have been two in the marketplace recently. They go for a fraction of the price of the FA*400 f5.6.

Here are some landscapes with the Sigma.


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Some passerines.

Grey Fantail


Eastern Whipbird


Little Wattlebird


Golden Whistler (male)


Brown Thornbill


Superb Fairy-wren (male)


Grey Butcherbird
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Another excellent series, Des. That butcherbird has a wickedly crooked tip to his bill!
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Another excellent series, Des. That butcherbird has a wickedly crooked tip to his bill!
Yes they terrify the other birds. But they have a beautiful sweet song and can become very tame with people.

A couple more bird portraits. Galah


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Magnificent!
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