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Brand: Sigma
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Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.8 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus(3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action(4), Wildlife photos(4)
Was this a gift?:
No(4)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
You gotta have one of these!
By cbr_speedsterVerified Reviewer from Springfield, IL on 4/4/2011
Pros:
Awesome Finish, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice looking
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras.:

I've been researching long focal lenses for quite some time. I generally buy Canon accessories but just couldn't cough up the money for a Canon product. When I found the Sigma I didn't like the funky finish that showed every little mar or scratch so I steered clear. Finally after several months of debate, I bought the Sigma 50-500mm from Adorama. The lens was on sale and a Tiffen filter and cleaning kit came with it. Wow, nice! I absolutly love this lens. Photography has gone to another level with this lens. It's more of a daytime lens when shooting sports at night unless you have good light, but still shots at night with a tripod look awesome. I love old barns and this lens fills the frame from a safe distance without upsetting a [...] farmer. I use this lens for birds, wildlife, landscape and sports. Love it!

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Barn @ Dusk

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
By ScottVerified Reviewer from Evansville,IN on 3/18/2011
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras.:

So far so good. Lens is big and heavy but usuable.The lens will be used for wildlife/nature shots mostly.

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Full Moon of 3-17-2011

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nothing compares to it.
By rorysphotographyVerified Reviewer from Adel, Ga on 2/6/2011
Pros:
Cost, Durable
Cons:
Heavy but manageable, Poor in Low Light
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras.:

If you put this on a 50D canon, it will convert to 800 mm(1.6 x 500). For the money, this glass does it all, but low lighting. If you like nature and day sports, this lens is for you. Don't try to photograph a high school football game at night it won't work, but a Braves Game is perfect because of the lighting they use. This lens will give you the chance to reach out for the average photographer on a budget. This lens is really worth 2 to 3 times it's price. This lenses is the only reason I got to photograph the moon's craters.

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Use a tripod and set your shutter at 1,000.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Sigam 50-500mm
By buntarosanVerified Purchaser from Iowa City, Iowa on 1/13/2011
Pros:
Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras.:

I had the Sigma150-500 IS and really liked it, but this one produces better quality shots. I use the lens primarily for hiking around photographing birds, but the extra 100mm on the wide end makes it nice for photographing anything else I may see that catches my eye without having to carry around and extra wide angle lens. Very sharp, excellent color. It's a little slow at the long end (6.3), so you need decent light, but it doesn't weigh 10 pounds and didn't cost me $6000.
Certainly not a feather weight, but I can carry it for hours with a Cotton Carrier vest.

Very nice lens, I really like it.

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