coa764
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Lens Advice

Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:28 pm

Thinking about picking up one of the following lenses and wondering if anyone has any feed back on them, thanks..

Sigma - 50-500 F4-6.3 EX APO HSM Lens for Minolta
Sigma - 100-300mm F4 EX IF HSM Lens for Minolta AF
Sigma - 170-500mm F5-6.3 EX APO lens for Minolta AF

Quantaray - 135-400MM F4.5-5.6 Lens for Minolta AF
Quantaray - 100-300mm F4.5-6.7 zoom lens for Minolta AF
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vir380
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RE: Lens Advice

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:20 pm

Sigma 50-500mm excellent lens crystal clear and super fast focusing system as youd expect from the EX range see below for examples :


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and i now own the 100-300f4 again very fast focus and pin sharp images, see below for examples :


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As for the 170-500mm again no real experience with but if its EX you cant really go wrong.

In my opinion i would stick to the EX Sigma range rather than look at the Quantaray range , now i have no experience in the Quantaray range i really dont have an accurate view but i havent heard very good reviews .

On separating the 2 lenses i used its a very difficult choice as the 50-500 had pretty much the whole range you would need but the 100-300 has the lower light capability therefore slightly more usable.

The big issue on this subject really is funds , as the Sigma EX range i would guess will cause more of a hole in your pocket

Hope this helps

regards Tony
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Jan Mogren
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RE: Lens Advice

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:47 pm

Tony,
shouldn't that ex Corsair 743 be "untitled" ?

/JM
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LGW
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RE: Lens Advice

Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:48 pm

Hi all,

"shouldn't that ex Corsair 743 be "untitled"?

Should have got baddirty too with that dust spot in the sky  Smile

Anywhoo, I also use the Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX lens and as Tony says its fast AF and tack sharp and I am very happy with it.

Cheers

Ben Pritchard
 
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RE: Lens Advice

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:19 pm


Of all the lenses I ever sold, I only regret selling 2 of them, one of which was a Sigma EX 100-300 f4 - a REALLY nice lens - If I could find one at a good price I'd have another one tomorrow!

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vir380
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RE: Lens Advice

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:30 pm

Jan for once woud it be too much to ask for you to keep to the thread title ?



 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


on another point if you take a look at Sven De Bevere he uses the 50-500mm

regards Tony

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Jan Mogren
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RE: Lens Advice

Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:32 am

Touchy, eh?
 Wow!

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vir380
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RE: Lens Advice

Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:36 am

Not at all Jan ... just messin with you  Smile

regards Tony

@ Ben .... trust you to spot that !

now i have to go looking with my made up anti spot stick !
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coa764
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RE: Lens Advice

Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:26 pm

Thanks for the feedback..
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RE: Lens Advice

Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:33 pm

You might want to look into buying Sigmas new 80-400mm OS lens. I've heard some pretty good things about it. And it only costs a little more than the 50-500mm plus you get Sigmas optical stabilization.

Hope this helps,

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