Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO telemacro A-mount lens review by greenieadi
|greenieadi#1092 date: Aug-15-2006|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|price paid:||300 USD (used)|
|positive:||Sharp Images, shouldn't it be for a prime?|
Wide zoom ring.
|negative:||Heavy at 1.4kg.|
AF hunts at low light.
|comment:||My first Long zoom prime. Mine is the final version Tele macro one with my 5D. Intend to get a Bigma initially but stumbled upon this lens 2nd hand. Did a search on it but not much info on net.|
Lens is heavy but images are sharp. Handheld is possible but a monopod or tripod is really recommended. I coupled with a 2x TC and still produces good quality image. Needs good light for AF to work effectively or it will hunt, anyway I prefer MF on this lens. At 800mm (400mm + 2x TC), it's a keeper.