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    That's OK, I'm in no real rush to drop 1500 on a lens just yet ;-)

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    I was lucky enough to receive my Sigma 150-600 lens last week. I've been very impressed with the picture quality of it paired with my Canon 7DMKII. Yes, it's big and heavy, but with my Blackrapid Sport sling, it is surprisingly easy to spend several hours walking around the zoo. A monopod helps, but even handheld I'm getting good results--which speaks well of the optical stabilization. Weather sealing is important to me. In July I'm going on safari in Africa and am told it can get very dusty, so I'd hate the build quality of my 7DMKII to go to waste. The lens and camera with battery grip fit perfectly into a Thinktank Glass Taxi. As far as I can tell, the lens is sharp, the autofocus fast, and the build quality is simply amazing. I'm in love. Sorry, wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falstaff View Post
    i'm in love. Sorry, wife.
    Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!

    Jamsus

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    Congrats on the lens!

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    Finally the comparison I've been waiting for (Thanks Bryan)....

    150-600S @ 600 vs 100-400 II @ 560 mm f/8

    I give the center to the Sigma and the edges to the 100-400 II. I am actually very impressed with how good the 100-400 II is with a 1.4x TC.


    And a few others:
    150-500S @ 500 mm vs 100-400 II @560 f/8


    150-600S @ 600 mm vs 100-400 I @ 560 mm f/8


    150-600S vs Tamron 150-600 @ 600 mm f/8

    Probably, at some point, I'll figure out how to try the 100-400II +1.4tc vs the Sigma side by side. Evaluate IQ, IS, AF, bokeh, size and weight. But for now, I'll keep shooting with the Sigma. For my kit, I am really looking for something for as much reach as possible within my price range.
    Last edited by Kayaker72; 04-27-2015 at 05:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    Probably, at some point, I'll figure out how to try the 100-400II +1.4tc vs the Sigma side by side. Evaluate IQ, IS, AF, bokeh, size and weight. But for now, I'll keep shooting with the Sigma. For my kit, I am really looking for something for as much reach as possible within my price range.
    IMHO, just shoot with it. If it delivers the goods then enjoy it. If it doesn't then flip it and get something else.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Throgmartin View Post
    IMHO, just shoot with it. If it delivers the goods then enjoy it. If it doesn't then flip it and get something else.

    Dave
    Thanks Dave. That, of course, is the plan, enjoy what you have and shoot until you identify a need. I am not usually an early adopter, so, in a way, I am just going back and making my normal assessments after the fact to make sure I have the lens that best fits my kit and understanding the pros/cons of my lenses.

    For example, for any of those interested, I've also played with the "actual" focal lengths based on Bryan's reported distance to his target on the spec page.

    Sigma:
    @400 mm = 405
    @500 mm = 494
    @600 mm = 575

    100-400II:
    @400 mm = 392
    @560 mm = 532
    Last edited by Kayaker72; 04-28-2015 at 11:19 AM.

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