The Sigma 150-500


alfiemooon

Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 23:52
I went down to LCE (Bristol) and ordered a Sigma 150-500 the other week and all seemed well till today when I checked my telephone messages.

As Tom at LCE explained in his message,in the shop he demonstrated a Sigma 150-500 on a Canon as he didn`t have a K mount at the time.The Sigma that he used has Image Stabilisation.Apparently,the Sigma with the K mount doesn`t have "IS" although as we all know,both my K10D and K20D have "Anti Shake".

The dilemma I have now is that apparently Sigma are about to announce (in the next few months)a 150-500 with a K mount with "IS".

So,am I going to gain from both IS systems or are they going to conflict each other?

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

beginner

Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 23:54
Work against each other I would have thought!
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!

pentaxanne

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 00:06
you can only use one at a time, people say in the lens sr is better, i dont agree i think it makes the images soft due to glass moving in the lens, also makes them heavier and dearer, the good thing is you can see the sr working in the eye piece,
i hve the 150-500mm with os in another mount and find it good but no better than pentax sr(i prefer it in body)

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 06:51
Are you sure hes not talking about the new 50-500mm that has just been announced?.
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paulgee20

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 07:47
You just turn one or the other off. Both appear to be on a par. My 150-500 has no IS, however the 18-250 does but i just use the Pentax version and leave the lens off.


Regards


Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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pentaxanne

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 10:35
sigma are bringing out alot of there older lenses with os built in like the 17-70mm even in pentax mount.

alfiemooon

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 11:36
Mike-P wrote:
Are you sure hes not talking about the new 50-500mm that has just been announced?.

I don`t think so...he demonstrated the 150-500 and I watched him write 150-500 in the order book.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

alfiemooon

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 11:42
cardiff_gareth wrote:
I'd go with the older non IS model and haggle out a deal or wait for the new one to be released ans see if there is a price drop on the older one. The anti shake in the Pentax works well so do you really need a lens with IS in it ?

I have to agree with you on that one Gareth and see your point,I`m more than happy with the IS on my Pentai/Clickery (both of mine).Think I might wait a month or so afteral,my Tamron did me fine at RIAT last year so it can do me for another this years event.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

alfiemooon

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 21:58
Hmmmm...this is interesting

http://www.nextag.co.uk/Sigma-150-500mm-f5-1506272382/uk/prices-html

Just read the description AND it`s apparently got Optical Stabilisation already...thinks me needs to go and have a chat with LCE.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:04
There is no OS on the Sony or Pentax mount as its not needed. I know that future lenses from Sigma will have it on all mounts but I find it odd that Sigma would change the current Pentax mount to OS for no real reason.

That's why I was aking if they havent got muddled with the newly announced 50-500mm.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:06
150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
SIGMA CANON NIKON (D)

150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM
SONY PENTAX
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr
Last Edited by Mike-P on 17/03/2010 - 22:06

alfiemooon

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:11
Mike-P wrote:
150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
SIGMA CANON NIKON (D)

150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM
SONY PENTAX

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens - Pentax Fit The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Pentax DSLRs covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring the subject close with short perspective. Sigma┬ s original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed approximately 4 stops faster. It is ideal for sports, wildlife and landscape photographers, especially those who prefer to shoot handheld.

...gunna pop in on friday and have a chat with Tom,he seems a starightforward type of guy and the price he`s quoting ain`t far off the prices in the banner showing on here.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ
Last Edited by alfiemooon on 17/03/2010 - 22:15

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:19
OK, one last time

SIGMA 150-500mm. Go down to af mounts.

Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts have OS ... Pentax and Sony do not.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

alfiemooon

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 22:36
So the advert that I linked is incorrect...oooooh,contravention of the Trades Description Act,me thinks.

Silly me....



Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ
Last Edited by alfiemooon on 18/03/2010 - 22:46

Oggy

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 22:46
It says on the ad "report errors", so I have.

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