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Anybody Using Sigma 50-500OS On Full-frame?  
User currently offlinejnrfalcon From China, joined Nov 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

I'm thinking of updating my stuff this year and I find the Sigma's 50-500 OS seems to be a good lens to update to.

The only thing that worries me is that the image quality reported to be dropping fast near the edge and corner on full-frame cameras.

It's a problem serious enough for me to decide with kind of camera to buy, or if it's needed to wait for D400 or 7D2.

So anybody is using or has used this lens on any full-frame cameras? Is it usable near the edge for "A.net quality"?

Thank you in advance for your replies.

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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

Planecatcher uses the Bigma on a D700:

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...h=Planecatcher&distinct_entry=true

Maybe you can get in touch with him?

Tony



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User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5012 times:
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I have a few pictures online here shot with a D700 + Sigma 50-500OS

I think it is a bad ass lens. My only worry would be build quality. Make sure you go in with a vendor who will let you swap it you get a duff copy.

Here are a couple of edge to edge examples:


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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

Quoting jnrfalcon (Thread starter):
the Sigma's 50-500 OS seems to be a good lens to update to
Quoting clickhappy (Reply 2):
My only worry would be build quality.


I use the 50-500 on a 50D. While it's not full frame, I've 30,000+ frames experience using it. The one thing I don't worry about is build quality! It's a substantial lens and built to last. While the coating on the tripod mount will lose it's paint after a while, the main body of the lens has coped with everything I've thrown at it over the last 7 years. I've had a couple of issues mechanically with it, the auto focus motor (needed replacing) and aperture blades (seized), but overall, it's the only lens on the market that covers my needs. About half the photos I have on here were taken with it. It's a great lens for the money and you rarely need to swap lenses during a session.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 3):
While the coating on the tripod mount will lose it's paint after a while

They have new coatings now that don't peel. The older coating was awful for peeling, the 70-200, 50-500 and 80-400 really suffered!



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User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4916 times:
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My comments about build quality were specifically aimed at optical and auto-focus performance, not cosmetics.

User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4873 times:
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Hi,

as Tony pointed out I'm using the Sigma 50-500mm on a D700 and have been using this combination for nearly 4 years now. I've the old version of the lens though, not the OS one.

Image quality of this lens is perfectly fine over the whole zoom range, it's sharp and the autofocus works well and fast.
Don't have any issues with the quality in the corners; the only thing that you'll have to take care of is vignetting.

The only thing the lens is bad at is low light conditions; it then is very unreliable when focusing.

Never had any troubles with the build quality either; in all I've been using that lens for almost 8 years now and it still hasn't seen a repair shop.  

For me the Bigma remains the best lens when it comes to price/quality relation.

Hope this helps!

Thierry



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