Sigma 135-400mm

jonty500 17 126
19 Oct 2004 10:05AM
i'm looking to buy this lens and as this is a hive of photographic activity some one is bound to have one, what is it like? ive heard that its quite heavy. im mainly interested in how quick the focus it, versatlity. i know the quality will be a lot better than what im using now (75-300 + 2x converter).

Ewan 18 383 Scotland
19 Oct 2004 12:54PM
If you want quick focussing this probably isn't the lens for you.

I've been using one for a while now and, as it doesn't have an HSM motor, it has occasionally scared off the birds I was trying to photograph. It also hunts a lot when trying to focus.

I've had no problems with the weight and it does come with a tripod collar.

For 300 it isn't a bad lens and I've found the images sharp enough for most purposes.

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