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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 09:33:39 PM »
Mifsuds have a second-hand Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 for £599.00 See here: http://www.mifsuds.com/acatalog/Used_Nikon_AF_Zoom_Lenses.html Page down until you see it.  ;D

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 10:21:38 PM »
Cheers guys.
and thanks for the link OB. I will be looking at new though (unless you want to part with yours and give it to a recently made redundant bald man . aka me - lol)  :2funny:
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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 11:26:51 PM »
The new Sigma 50-500 has now OS the equivalent of VR. This has pushed the weight up to 2kg. But it is an awesome lens and with OS worth every penny.I love my old Bigma and always said that if it comes with OS it will be hard to beat.

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 11:30:27 PM »
The new Sigma 50-500 has now OS the equivalent of VR. This has pushed the weight up to 2kg. But it is an awesome lens and with OS worth every penny.I love my old Bigma and always said that if it comes with OS it will be hard to beat.

Yup, I seen that new version and it carries a new price of around 1.3K
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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2011, 05:53:13 PM »
Re Bigma
What sort/make of strap or harness are you guys using with this lens?
Need to find something more comfy than the strap supplied.
My back and shoulders are done in after an hour carrying the lens, my bag, monopod  and a dog on a leash. :'( :'(
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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2011, 06:45:34 PM »
Re Bigma
What sort/make of strap or harness are you guys using with this lens?
Need to find something more comfy than the strap supplied.
My back and shoulders are done in after an hour carrying the lens, my bag, monopod  and a dog on a leash. :'( :'(
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I keep in my bag unless using it, then it's attached to the camera with the camera strap round my neck.  ;D

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2011, 06:50:10 PM »
Same as Oldboy, I got the optech strap after reading about it on here & it made all the difference.

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2011, 06:52:19 PM »
Same as Oldboy, I got the optech strap after reading about it on here & it made all the difference.

Simon

Err no, just the nikon strap supplied with the camera.  :uglystupid2:

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2011, 07:04:59 PM »
Sorry Oldboy i meant same as you in as much as its around my neck on the strap when in use.

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 07:20:46 PM »
Sorry Oldboy i meant same as you in as much as its around my neck on the strap when in use.

No need to say sorry.  :tup:

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2011, 08:39:22 AM »
Alf, I use a big lens bag. (mine is the lenschanger 75 from Thinktank, because I can use that with my backpack. I use an Optech strap over my head across one shoulder. Bag is also secured to my trouser belt with the same flaps used to secure it to the backpack. I now have a very secure holster where I drop my lens and camera in, and the weight is distributed via my waist and across my shoulder. This is obvious my own makeshift system, but I know sveral people that have bought the Holster system from ThinkTank.  Similar as what I described, but custom made and is carried in front on your belly with a harness system. Very Comfy !!!! But at a price.

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2011, 08:45:14 AM »
Alf, I use a big lens bag. (mine is the lenschanger 75 from Thinktank, because I can use that with my backpack. I use an Optech strap over my head across one shoulder. Bag is also secured to my trouser belt with the same flaps used to secure it to the backpack. I now have a very secure holster where I drop my lens and camera in, and the weight is distributed via my waist and across my shoulder. This is obvious my own makeshift system, but I know sveral people that have bought the Holster system from ThinkTank.  Similar as what I described, but custom made and is carried in front on your belly with a harness system. Very Comfy !!!! But at a price.

How difficult is it to get up if you fall over? :legit:

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2011, 08:53:12 AM »
I tend to carry a backpack to stabilise and distribute the weight, I have to avoid soggy ground in case I sink.
http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/digital-holster-harness-v2.aspx

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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011, 08:55:37 AM »
I just carry mine using the tripod mount.  I have this angled to the left side of my lens so I can use it to hold the lens while shooting. 

And sometimes use the supplied strap + the one on my camera, and just chuck them both over my shoulder together.
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Re: Sigma 50-500 EX DG
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2011, 05:58:01 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys :tup:
I will do some browsing for a wide comfy strap which goes over the head and around the shoulder.
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