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    Default Sigma 500 f4.5 APO DG EX

    My new toy arrived this afternoon. Can't wait to play. Photo shows it attached to my K5. I'll prepare a review in due course.




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    Wow, it's huge! Good luck walking around with it :P Looking forward to hearing what you think of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bec Z View Post
    Wow, it's huge! Good luck walking around with it :P Looking forward to hearing what you think of it.
    Yeah - it is a bit different to the point-shoot that you described in your post, and it will not only be a lot more conspicuous but my beloved spouse is going to have to start extra training to carry it for me.
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    Dear Adrian..Great looking lense.Although I hope you have more luck than I did with my Pentax K10 & Sigma 50-500mm setup. It spent more time in the Kennedy workshops than in the field.When working it took incredibly sharp shots,but at only 2yrs old,its already deceased!!!! My friend whom bought the Bigma lense the same time as I, has had similar troubles! Anyway I dont want too sound a doom sayer,and I wish you more luck than I...Cheers Tote

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    Interestingly, I haven't had any troubles with my original K10 (which has now been 'borrowed' by my son) and I moved onto the K20D and K5 with no hassles at all. Somnetimes it is the luck of the draw. I am already enjoying my new purchase and have what I think are some great shots already.
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    Congrats, Adrian. I look forward to seeing some images taken with it.
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    That's a big lens and great to have a new toy around. My Sigma 500mm is way smaller than that looks and isn't even that big with the hood.
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    Is that all lens or is there a teleconverter in there as well?

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    We meet again. Hi Adrian. Hope you get good weather this weekend with the weather. I'm too much in demand, i'm working this weekend. Like to see some more pics.

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    As you can see by our signature we both use Sigma lenses. These lenses have been used frequently & extensively
    over the past 18 months. We reserve judgement at the moment, as we have experienced some monor problems with both of them.
    We would imagine other brands of lenses would obviously be susceptible to problems as well sometimes. Nice purchase!
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