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You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« on: October 16, 2012, 08:16:38 AM »
From LensRentals.com
LensRentals.com in the United States has decided they must own all lenses, so they went out and got themselves a Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO. A lot of people dub this thing “SigZilla”, as it’s big, green and scary.

Now that it’s available for rent, it’s finally somewhat attainable!

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You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« on: October 16, 2012, 08:16:38 AM »

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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 08:24:01 AM »
Does the rental price include the dude in the picture to carry the lens about?  :P
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 08:27:10 AM »
<Dons disgruntled spec sheet fanboy costume>

What?  Canon can't get the 200-400 F4 L 1.4tc lens to market after more than a year of talking about it and now Sigma has a 200-500 AND its F2.8 ?!?!?!?!?   Canon is so out of touch.  How can they do this to us?  They must think we are dogs and will just eat anything they feed us.  No worse, they think we're dog FOOD!

I'm burning all my gear and switching brands.

<Doffs disgruntled spec sheet fanboy costume>

On a serious note...that thing is a beast.  I wonder how it would work as a telescope.  That would work out to a 7" F2.8 refractor....

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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 08:45:17 AM »
It's not new,  been out a while now!
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 08:46:48 AM »
It's not new,  been out a while now!

Quite a while, the 'news' is that now you can use one (albeit briefly) for $1K, instead of $26K.
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 08:50:39 AM »
Canon can't get the 200-400 F4 L 1.4tc lens to market after more than a year of talking about it and now Sigma has a 200-500 AND its F2.8 ?!?!?!?!?   Canon is so out of touch.

Sigma is so out of touch.  Canon has a 5200mm f/14 lens - where's the cheaper 3rd party version of that one?   :D
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 08:57:59 AM »
How about a new rule:

If Lens Renteals wants to announce the availability of a new lens on canonrumors, they must provide a review to go with it.

And a review is something more than their little story about receiving it.

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 08:57:59 AM »

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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 08:59:09 AM »
Does the rental price include the dude in the picture to carry the lens about?  :P
LOL! He does not look very happy - you should ask for someone else ;)

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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 09:13:01 AM »
i love something like this it is so fun
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 09:29:20 AM »
I always read the "customer" review on Amazon.com.
 
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-200-500mm-Ultra-Telephoto-Canon-Cameras/dp/B0013D8VDQ/ref=sr_1_14
 
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I actually do most of my Florida and Georgia area outdoor wedding and landscape shoots from my rooftop now. The IQ is tack-sharp even wide open at 1000mm (w/ 2x converter, obviously) The issue I had, was when the FBI and Homeland security showed up at my house. I was shooting a wedding in downtown Orlando, which is only about 30 miles away, from my roof. The house was surrounded and guns drawn on me. You see, I live near enough to a major airport that the neighbors mistook it's green color and imposing size as some sort of ground to air missile launcher.

 
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 09:41:06 AM »
I always read the "customer" review on Amazon.com.
 
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-200-500mm-Ultra-Telephoto-Canon-Cameras/dp/B0013D8VDQ/ref=sr_1_14
 
For example:
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I actually do most of my Florida and Georgia area outdoor wedding and landscape shoots from my rooftop now. The IQ is tack-sharp even wide open at 1000mm (w/ 2x converter, obviously) The issue I had, was when the FBI and Homeland security showed up at my house. I was shooting a wedding in downtown Orlando, which is only about 30 miles away, from my roof. The house was surrounded and guns drawn on me. You see, I live near enough to a major airport that the neighbors mistook it's green color and imposing size as some sort of ground to air missile launcher.



You get that a lot.  Look at common items like Milk.  One or two of the ones on the bible were clever, most aren't though.
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 09:42:10 AM »
I always play with that lens at the Henry's Exposure show, except for this year.  Too long of line up and I was actually working at the show this time.  Our camera club had one of the complementary booths from Henry's.   

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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 09:42:36 AM »
The Sigma Lens is their show piece.  More of a "yes we can!" than a "lens you need!"

I've never seen a photos from it that were not part of a review or test.  When you try to find photos from it, all you get is photos of it. http://www.flickr.com/groups/200-500/

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 09:42:36 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 09:43:52 AM »
Does the rental ship with the assistant as well to help manage the lens???? :o
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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2012, 09:43:59 AM »
I don't care about Amazon reviews.

This website has said it will do lens reviews.

In having said that, it needs to produce lens reviews.

And what better time to announce a lens review than when it becomes available at lens rentals?

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Re: You Can Now Rent the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG APO
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2012, 09:43:59 AM »