Canonist's reviews

  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Quick focus, portability, sharpness, colors, stabilizer
    Manual focus ring too stiff, stabilizer drifts off focus point

    Rented for 4 days from, $67.91, shot lots of hiking/wildlife/nature/zoo pix, almost all hand-held (on Canon 70D). I'm no bodybuilder but had no problem with weight - when walking the support came from my Kinesis ( chest-worn holster, ideal for support and quick-draw action shooting, for which this lens is perfect. Lens feels solid. The focus-distance limiter worked well to prevent focus hunting. Focus ring too stiff for fine adjustments on tripod with 1.4x and 2x units - maybe just on this almost-new unit? This would need to be fixed before I could be happy with a purchase. Overall a steal at this price!

    reviewed June 23rd, 2015