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(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
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Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO Aspherical AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF D Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice Lens without costing an arm and leg
By The DentistVerified Reviewer from Arlington, MA on 6/2/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO Aspherical AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF D Cameras:

The lens is a bit soft. Its long its heavy but with the price you pay, it worth the little bit of short comings. It would be perfect if it could add a zoom lock, it creep like crazy so pay attention of the zoom. It wasn't bad for taking photos of birds and wildlife, I enjoy it a lot, good buy for high $600ish (when I bought mine). I use it for specific wildlife trip. If I only go hiking, I still prefer my Nikon 70-300VR.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good lens for the price
By ReneeVerified Reviewer from Williamsburg, VA on 5/8/2007
Pros:
Exc Resolution for 500mm, Fast subject acquisition, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Focuses only to 10 feet
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO Aspherical AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF D Cameras:

I read the reviews AFTER I had purchased the product and was worried that I may have made a mistake. However, once I got the lens I took it out on an overcast day and tested it on various birds and I was thrilled with the results. Adjusting the white balance and various other settings helped the lens (it does have a tendency to over expose in auto) and I was even able to use it free hand without the use of a mono or tripod and still got crisp/sharp photos. I do recommend the use of some sort of support (my husband held my arm up this weekend while at a wildlife refuge) because the lens is heavy and your arm gets tired.

Other than that? I have not encountered any of the problems others have listed and I take on average 300 shots a day of wildlife during my daily hikes.

I would definitely recommend this lens with the conditional that you get what you pay for and don't expect it to just do everything for you. Its a great lens for the price and if you are willing to undergo a bit of trial and error you will find the best settings for it.

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