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Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO 35mm Zoom
This compact aporchromatic ultra telephoto zoom lens covers the range up to 500mm and it is ideal for taking sport, nature and landcape photographs. This lens uses one aspherical lens and three SLD glasses for excellent correction of chromatic aberration. Color aberration in the secondary spectrum is compensated by using three pieces of Special Low-Dispersion glass (SLD), and making high-quality images a reality throughout the entire zoom range.
Submitted by michael mueller a Expert
Date Reviewed: May 28, 2008
Good image for the money.
Fast manual focus.
Weaknesses: Slow AF.
Image suffers at extremes.
Big and heavy - but what affordable 500 isn't?
This lens is good value for the money. It is affordable and can indeed produce good photos in general.
I use a sturdy tripod and D70 + D200 Nikon. Both combos work fine.
While AF is slow - it always is when you chase birds etc. - so I use manual focus in anycase! Problem solved!
Being a little careful toavoid full zoom extension can indeed produce very good results - and while showing on a state-of-the-art HP Monitor in 20" size - the images are very,very acceptable.
Want the best - pay for it - 500 prime for 5,000 or use this freely and have a great time getting photos that you otherwise could not...for a very reasonable price!
Duration Product Used: 11-20 years
Price Paid: $600.00
Purchased At: Henry's
Similar Products Used:
Nikon VR's - all levels of mm.
Sigma zooms - all levels of quality and size.
Type of photography: Outdoor
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