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Re: Sigma 150 - 600 mm Sport lens for a Canon 7DII Camera


@ebiggs1 wrote:

If I had a 7D Mk II there is no way on this Earth I would take an 80D over it.  Keep your 7D's!


No one is knocking the 7D Mark II.  But, the 7D Mak II does not fair well when tasked with focusing at f/8.

 

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The above shot was with the 7D2, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + 1.4x III.  I think it is a bit soft.  It was one of the few "sharp" photos I captured of this bird.

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Re: Sigma 150 - 600 mm Sport lens for a Canon 7DII Camera

I'm renting a Tamron SP 150 - 600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens at your suggestion.   While jury's still out, I do like it.  It doesn't weigh a lot more than my Canon 100 - 400 mm II (4.4 lbs to 3.6 lbs).  I attach a northern harrier and osprey in flight.  The harrier was in very low light so it's pretty grainy.  The osprey was pretty far away so I had to crop a lot and the cropped image still looks pretty good to me.  Well, I'll be using it a couple of more times before I decide on it.  Just wanted to say thanks for bringing it to my attention. 

 

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Re: Sigma 150 - 600 mm Sport lens for a Canon 7DII Camera

"I'm renting a Tamron SP 150 - 600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens at your suggestion."

 

Not at my suggestion.  I prefer buying the lens when it is one of these relatively cheap lenses.  Why, because the rental could have been applied toward purchase. Now it is just a receipt.  But I want to know if I want one!  Yeah, I get it, but if you keep everything in perfect condition and all the paper work and box, etc, you can sell it on if it isn't a keeper.  Plus this way the 'trial' period can be somewhat longer than the normally week rental.  Rent for longer than a week and my way really makes more sense. I have kept some lenses for months, impossible to rent reasonably. It is easy to get 75% to 80% re-sale back.  I do it all the time for the last 16 years. So many I have lost count.

The only lens I ever rented is the truly high dollar ones I can't afford.

 

The  Tamron SP 150 - 600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 is the best of the crop right now.  Probably because it is the newest.  It has the dock and fairly well built.  I really wish Canon would do one.

 

About the weight, you have these noobs that complain about the weight and then you find out they are using a lens nearly or just as heavy. It is what it is or get out of the game.

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Re: Sigma 150 - 600 mm Sport lens for a Canon 7DII Camera

My wife and I use a Sigma 150-600mm Sport, though she uses only Nikon cameras, so our big Sigma Sport is Nikon mount. (I have both Canon and Nikon cameras, the latter to enable our sharing Nikon-mount lenses.)

It is not only that the Sigma 150-600mm Sport is heavy, at about 2900 grams, but that its point of balance is so far forward. The newer 60-600mm Sport weighs just a bit less, at 2700 grams, but has a more-user-friendly balance point. I am considering adding a 60-600 Sigma Sport, in Canon mount, after having handled one at a local demo day.

I believe that I would rather use a 60-600mm Sport, than add my Extender 1.4x III to my EF 100-400L II IS. I love my EF 100-400L II IS, but believe that my Extender is a better partner for my EF 300/2.8L IS.
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Re: Sigma 150 - 600 mm Sport lens for a Canon 7DII Camera

The reason you see a less than ideal balance point on the big Siggy Sport is, you are using a 7D.  If you had a 1 series the balance is nearly perfect.  It might be the fact the Sport is a pro level lens and the 7 series are semi-pro models which are not a heavily built. Just a thought.

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