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07-31-2016, 12:43 PM - 1 Like   #1
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72 yr old rookie renames sigma 50-500 bigmos

headline: 72 yr old rookie from nashville officially (in his mind) renames the famous sigma 50-500. before stabilization the 50-500 was called the big ma. after stabilization the name switched to big mos. now thanks to the new nashvillian forum member the name has been officially changed to big moose!!!!what, why???? well just because this lens which I just got yesterday IS. I'll be hitting the weights more but win or lose this big moose WILL become my walk around ( or drag around)
fred from nashville.

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The 50-500mm was never called the Big Mos. The Big Mos is the 150-500mm.
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So which one's Sigzilla then?
I don't name my cars either, what's wrong with me?

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The 50-500mm was never called the Big Mos. The Big Mos is the 150-500mm.
oh??? guess thats why im a rookie. BUT im sticking to my new name right or wrong.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrfredsporty Quote
oh??? guess thats why im a rookie. BUT im sticking to my new name right or wrong.
You'll have problems explaining that to Rupert !!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
So which one's Sigzilla then?
I don't name my cars either, what's wrong with me?
Probably the Sigma 300~800mm f5.6. Ever seen one other than in a photo?
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AFAIK the 50-500 was the Bigma, the 50-500 Bigmos, the 120-400 was the Mini Bigma or Mini Bigmos and the 150-500 kind of shares all those names sometimes.

Sigzilla is (deservedly) the 200-500.

Speaking of -oses, one must never forget PotatOS

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The 50-500 has been the Bigma since the first non DG version was sold in 2001. Call your personal lens Big Moose but the 50-500 will always be Bigma. Mine is the DG version released in 2006. They later released a HSM version but the Pentax mounted lens have never to my knowledge had optical stabilization in the lens as OS or as Pentax calls it IS is in the camera instead. So please feel free to call your new lens whatever you wish but for over 16 years the 50-500mm Sigma has been and forever will be the Bigma.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_50-500mm_f/4-6.3_DG_lens
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That 200-500 is f2.8.
With a dedicated 2x it is 400-1000 f4.
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OK then, what do I call my 135-400mm Sigma?....it came minus a tripod connection so I found a chinese eBay el cheapo that does the job....to me its big FOOT, is that taken? ha ha
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Hmmm... I stand corrected it seems both the 50-500 and 150-500 OS versions have been call Bigmos.
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I decree from now on that I shall call them Herniators. Lol. Glad I don't lust after them those things are wild and interesting but not for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
I decree from now on that I shall call them Herniators. Lol. Glad I don't lust after them those things are wild and interesting but not for me.
Herniators? No, the Sigma 300mm f/2.8 is actually much heavier than the 150-500mm or even the 50-500mm Bigma.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Probably the Sigma 300~800mm f5.6. Ever seen one other than in a photo?
I saw one at a trade show once.... it's truly a beast to behold.
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