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User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Hi,

Just to be sure:

Is this lens available in 2 versions??
HSM or not?
What difference does HSM?

Thx for the advice!

Daniel


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User currently offlineFireguy274 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

From what I read on the Sigma web site is this. AF Mount HSM: Sigma, Canon(EF) and Nikon(D).
AF Mount: Minolta, Pentax. I believe the non HSM is for Minolta and Pentex. The HSM is similar to the Canon USM. The following is a quote from Sigma's site " And with the HSM autofocus drive (Canon, Nikon and Sigma AF models only) it is incredibly quiet and quick when autofocusing, and you can focus manually without having to disengage the AF mode. In addition, this lens can be used with Sigma's two EX teleconverters for additional versatility (manual focus only)."
B&H photo has a good price on this lens. 900+change. I hope this helps...Artie



User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

HSM is Sigma's Hypersonic Motor, like Canons Ultra Sonic Motor, and I forget what Nikon calls theirs.

There are a couple of threads recently which deal with this lens in more detail if you want to try a search. I have seen some nice results posted with it, just can't remember who did it!  Smile


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

My latest photos were taken with the Sigma 50-500 (Canon mount) HSM which I really like. Much more impressive though are Sven De Bevere's shots who (I think...) uses the 50-500. He has some incredible pictures so check them out!

Ryan Kaskel - MIA



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User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Thx for the advice guys!

Daniel



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