Showcase Sigma 500mm F/4.5 APO

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by macro, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Manual focus this one before they went AF. Excellent optically, but a nightmare for handling compared to the Canon FD 500mm F/4.5L.

    Its shorter than the Canon 500mm, but has a larger diameter front element and there in lies the problem. Makes it very front heavy and is awkward to hold, makes hand holding tiresome compared to the Canon. Used now and again just to keep it shooting, but the Canon's handling leaves this lens for dead. Its a good spare for my favourite focal length.

    A few shots of White faced Heron's with the lens.






    All the best folks.

  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Some great shots.

    Seems like a lens you would only want to use on a tripod.