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Old 23rd February 2008
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Re: Sigma "Bigma" 50-500mm tale of woe with a happy ending!

Originally Posted by theMusicMan View Post
Me too Phi re performance at long end. I am getting on very well with the ZD 70-300 and am enjoying the reach of this lens so for me, it's an inevitable next step I guess.

Not sure when I'll grab one, but I am certain it will be added to my arsenal!
John, Phil, Its only since the very interesting 'getting better' thread of last weekend that I was seriously looking for more reach. Nick's comments regarding image size versus detail etc clinched it for me. Whilst I like the 70-300 very much, I have been looking at my options. Should I go for the x1.4 or x2.0 converter in conjunction with this lens or not or, should I go for something bigger? This thread made me look towards this lens. It is also capable of working with a 2x converter! Not sure if the 4/3 fitting lens works with af or not. If anyone has info on this I would appreciate it.

One thing for sure is that I must invest in a monopod. John, as I recall santa gave you one this year. Any feedback you can give me will be very much appreciated. I already have permission from 'she who must be obeyed' to buy one.


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