BIGMA Sigma 50-500 EX APO DG


duster

Link Posted 31/05/2014 - 15:32
My BIGMA is for sale. This is the non-HSM version. It's in excellent condition with front and rear caps, Skylight filter, hood and case. Looking for around 500 including delivery to "normal" UK delivery addresses. I'm virtually certain that I do not have the original box but it will be well packed.
If you are interested, please PM me.

derek897

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 11:12
Any chance of posting some pics.
I know what i like, If not always why.

duster

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 13:23
Will do,

duster

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 13:56
Pics of lens


duster

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 14:02
more pics

duster

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 14:04
and at the long end!

duster

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 05:53
Bigma still available! Anyone wish to make an offer before it goes to eBay?
Last Edited by duster on 13/06/2014 - 05:57

duster

Link Posted 16/06/2014 - 17:36
Price reduction!
Now 450 Inc postage to "normal" UK addresses.

boudou701

Link Posted 07/07/2014 - 10:59
hello, is this still for sale? thx
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 24mm f2.8, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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duster

Link Posted 07/07/2014 - 12:44
Yes, it's still available.

boudou701

Link Posted 10/07/2014 - 09:43
ok thanks - after reading reviews I think i might lean towards the OS HSM version or the 150-500. This is for a safari so no tripod possible and it seems very tricky to get sharp shots handheld.

thanks - I will let you know if things change
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 24mm f2.8, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
--> borrow or rent Photography equipment from people around you on Needy Monkey - link

duster

Link Posted 10/07/2014 - 13:35
That's ok. Just out of interest I haven't found it difficult to get sharp shots when handheld, (fast shutter speed and in cameral SR), what is difficult is getting auto-focus to work in a reasonable timeframe. The 6.3 max aperture (less if using a convertor) is fairly limiting unless there is plenty of light. If you click on my website and check the two photos of Turkish and Belgian F16s, they were both taken at 500mm and both are cropped images (about a third of original size). If you are on safari and in good light I doubt if you'll find it a problem.
I'm not trying the "hard sell" on you but I don't think that you should be too influenced by in-lens OS. I'd be interested to hear if any-one has experience of both types of Bigma.
Incidentally, the reason I am selling mine is because I have recently purchased a Sigma 500mm - now that IS tricky to hand hold. On the other hand the autofocus at F4.5 is fantastic!
Best of luck with your search and your safari.

duster

Link Posted 10/07/2014 - 13:39
I just noticed that you have a 55-300. Why not get yourself a 1.4 convertor - nearly the same reach and much lighter and easier to manage? I have that lens and the Pentax 300mm and use both with a convertor. The ease of use might outweigh the cumbersome nature of the bigger zoom especially on holiday?

Gwyn

Link Posted 10/07/2014 - 16:13
For safari you could get a monopod or a beanbag, depending somewhat on where you are going and what type of vehicle you will be in.

I didn't take either and just used the roof of the Landcruiser, but our driver was very good and always turned off the engine so there was no vibration from that, and he kept still!

vic cross

Link Posted 11/07/2014 - 08:58
When I went on safari the company provided bean bags and always turned off the engine (except when there was an angry hippo about).
When I went to the Bavarian forest I had my tripod, but also some hand held with my (OLD) 50-500 and on either my then K7 or K5. The in camera SR does the job.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.
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