Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 681 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4596 times:
You may want to go to the following website. It's a great site for learning more about digital photography, and they have reviews of various lenses. It's a bit high-brow in that there are a number of professionals who take part in it, but you always get good advice. I would research hard before I would buy. Don't let money in your pocket burn a hole. If you can save a little longer, the better glass is worth the bucks.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4548 times:
Great post I am wondering this for myself as well.
So umm with the 50-500 being newer, how does it actually compare to the 170-500? what are the main differences? I'd think that quality might be better on 170-500 compared to 50-500 when you have a zoom ratio of 10x.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5089 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4547 times:
huh. After seeing some of Paul robbins' photos from BNA (on the other site, soon to be on here) with his new 100-400L IS I am going to save my money and eventually buy that one. I know the Sigma would be cheaper to get into but the canon picture quality is simply unbelieveable.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4509 times:
Well, I have been told the 170-500mm Sigma lens is great. That is the one I am leaning towards, but, I want to get some last opinions before I buy it. I also want to try to find a newer one, that wont have to be re-chipped.