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Old 23-02-2010, 21:32   #1 (permalink)
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hi , question about the better lense

Hi, Iím after some advice on which lenses would best suit my needs. Iím wanting to take shots of motorsport and wildlife. Iím currently using a 55-200mm lens, which doesnít have enough zoom most of the time. Iíve been looking at a sigma 70-300 APO lens and a sigma 170-500 APO lens. Would the 170-500 be to large for shooting motorsport? Thanks for any help given.
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Re: hi , question about the better lense

I think the Sigma 170-500 is an old model. The current one is 150-500 and there is a new 50-500 on the way.

For motorsport and wildlife I think you will need the reach of a 500mm.
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Re: hi , question about the better lense

I use the 150-500mm, BigmOS, and have to say it's a good lens - good OS, fast AF and good quality images. Be interesting to see how the OS'd version of the Bigma, the 50-500mm performs
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Hi, Iím after some advice on which lenses would best suit my needs. Iím wanting to take shots of motorsport and wildlife. Iím currently using a 55-200mm lens, which doesnít have enough zoom most of the time. Iíve been looking at a sigma 70-300 APO lens and a sigma 170-500 APO lens. Would the 170-500 be to large for shooting motorsport? Thanks for any help given.
I canít comment on the two lenses you have mentioned, but for motor sport and wildlife I would say the bigger the better. But it depends on how close to the subject you can get.

I shoot motor sport quite a lot and use a 70-200 and a 300 plus a 1.4x and 2x converters.
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