Sigma 500mm F4.5 Apo EX DG HSM - Pentax AF


Defragged

Link Posted 23/11/2021 - 16:44
Just in at Ffordes - For those who like to fondle Big lenses: https://www.ffordes.com/p/SOR-42-047591/pentax-af/500mm-f45-apo-ex-dg-hsm-pentax...

Not exactly cheap at nearly 1200.00 but it has a 9.6 rating on Pentax forums: https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/sigma-500mm-f4-5-ex-dg-apo.html


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Defragged

Link Posted 23/11/2021 - 19:13
Well, that didn't stay long.

I wonder if anyone here acquired it!
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/11/2021 - 12:31
Defragged wrote:
Well, that didn't stay long.

I wonder if anyone here acquired it!

Well they may have




Thanks for the heads up.

Will give it a workout over the weekend hopefully.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 25/11/2021 - 12:53
Quote:
Thanks for the heads up. Will give it a workout over the weekend hopefully.

Would be a nice match coupled to a K3iii
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Pwynnej

Link Posted 25/11/2021 - 13:32
Can't keep up with you Mike, does this mean you sold the 150-450 and got seller's remorse?

Interesting bit of Nikonia you have there too
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Mike-P

Link Posted 25/11/2021 - 16:51
Chrism8 wrote:
Would be a nice match coupled to a K3iii

I will pop it in the post next week for you to try

Pwynnej wrote:
Can't keep up with you Mike, does this mean you sold the 150-450 and got seller's remorse?

Still got the 150-400mm .... I was interested in trying the 500mm f/4.5 though as I have read very good things about it but could never find one at a reasonable price.

This one was priced very reasonably, would have been silly to pass on it.

One thing I will add though, I am starting to feel the weight, there was a time when I could easily lift a 3/4kg lens body combo and not think anything of it .... not any more.

Defragged

Link Posted 26/11/2021 - 23:48
Mike-P wrote:
Defragged wrote:
Well, that didn't stay long.

I wonder if anyone here acquired it!

Well they may have

Thanks for the heads up.

Will give it a workout over the weekend hopefully.

Lol... I had a notion when I posted that this might interest you and when it when it disappeard so quickly I had a strong suspicion who had snapped it up, so it comes as no real surprise to learn I was on the mark.

It certainly looks a beast but I hope you are pleased with it and that it proves a worthwhile purchase by performing well for you in the field. I'll be watching with interest for some results.

Best wishes.
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What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

Mike-P

Link Posted 27/11/2021 - 14:47
Weather has been terrible last few days, was rain and snow this morning but I wanted to give the lens a bit of a try as I only have 14 days to return it. No Finlay picture as he had to be put to sleep about 6 months ago so like many other testing lenses I have included the usual duck photo. Will post on a seperate thread when I get some decent shots.

All handheld.


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