difference between Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO HSM & Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM L


Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 22:26
Hi,

Can anyone tell me the differences between the Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO HSM and the APO DG OS HSM version. Both in terms of quality/function and 2nd hand price.

I think I could have just made a mistake!!!

look forward to your advice.

Stephen
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

bforbes

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 22:56
Maybe this will help with the designations link
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 22:58
Th e difference is about 50 (2nd hand). The extra money pays for the in lens Optical Stabilisation oh, and it's newer. I had one and it really is great. Only sold it to fund the purchase of a DA*300 that came up at a price I couldn't refuse.
The 150-500 is a great lens and it doesn't matter which one you get because you Pentax has in body OS. The only difference is you can see it working in the lens version, but you still need good hand holding technique whichever shake reduction method you use.
My Flickr link

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 23:38
Thanks for the link Barrie - that was useful.

Mark - so apart from the OS they are exactly the same in terms of optics or is the newer version superior?
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

puma

Link Posted 11/01/2014 - 09:38
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