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07-23-2011, 02:28 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
My cousin has the 300-800 in Nikon mount, and he loves it. It's friggin huge, makes his D3X look like a toy, haha. I think he said it weighs 15 lbs.
Heck with the Sigma, I want the 3-wolf-moon shirt!

Seriously though, lack of longer lenses and service of them drove me to Canon. When you are talking about a lens like that it matters little what brand body you have to stick on it. A couple years ago I got a 40d refurb and a 400mm f5.6 for the price of a used (with no service support) FA400 f5.6.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
I think he said it weighs 15 lbs.
It's 13 lbs. (207 ounces, to be precise), actually.

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It's 13 lbs. (207 ounces, to be precise), actually.

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Thats exactly what the A*400/2.8 weighs (as Clinton well knows too) so I am less impressed by the weight than I thought I would be. Would like to try one someday.
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Would like to try one someday.
[cue Darth Vader voice]

If only you understood the POWER of the Dark Side, you could try one NOW, my son...

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Sigma is (unfortunately) replacing their lenses with new "Optical Stabilization" lenses, at prices that are typically at least double the price of their non-OS predecessors.
Yeah, and that's so wrong! I'd be surprised if they offer a K-mount 3-800mm and I'd pass on such a thing in any case.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 24X36NOW Quote
[cue Darth Vader voice]

If only you understood the POWER of the Dark Side, you could try one NOW, my son...
I don't remember the part where the Dark Side gives me the coin to purchase artillery like that. As far as brand loyalty, its additive, not one or the other. I could weld a 60D to the lens and keep everything else.....if Darth pays me enough.
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35.3 lbs for 1200-1700mm lens only
there's another cannon on the other side of his shoulder.
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there's another cannon on the other side of his shoulder.
You mean another two?

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You mean another two?
let me quote the pic again.


check out both of his shoulder
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well, now I see 3... lol
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