Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG EX APO A-mount lens review by der dickgg
|der dickgg#44039 date: Mar-25-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 135-400mm (which I sold).|
Sigma 70-200mm HSM
|price paid:||€ 400,-|
|positive:||Obvious... focal range. But also the sturdy tripod-collar, the petal-shaped hood, EX built quality (exept the paint), the possibility to use TC's and IQ of the image centre over the whole range.|
|negative:||Relativly poor in the corners @ 350-500mm with f/6,3. The weight (1850 gr.) and the weird AF-MF solution. What a pitty the Sony (and Pentax) version is not HSM with manual override. The paint won't stick on the surface and the 86mm filtersize.|
|comment:||Very nice to have such a long range for video purpose. It's easy to frame and search the subject whilst zooming in. A tripod or monopod is necessary however.|
The IQ is fairly good in the range from 50mm to 350mm, longer makes the corners (on APS-C) lesser with the diafragm wide open. (Haven't tried FF yet). Unfortunatly the paint won't stick, it's only cosmetics but still.
First impression is positive but this huge lens isn't perfect. Hope to find more time to play with this 'Bigma' for a better idea how to get the best results and test it on FF. I'll give you an update.