Sigma 200-500 f/2.8...check this beast out.

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  1. Trenton Romulox

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    This was announced as prototype during PMA 2007, but I just found out about it last night. So, I figured I'd throw this link up for you. So, here it is folks, Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 super telephoto zoom lens.



    That is by far the biggest lens, I've ever seen. It is absolutely huge. HUGE. HUGE.

    I want one. But it's not available quite yet, to my knowledge.
     
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    The video states it won't be available till Oct-Nov. And it's still a Sigma for $10-20,000.00.
     
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    Yeah, but that was PMA 2007, therefore it should have been available this last Fall.

    Isn't that lens a beast though?
     
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    I've seen pics of people with this lens already. Not sure if they bought it or were at the show or what... but this lens is "old news"... lol
     
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    That thing is f'ing ridonkulous.
     
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    not if you have the neck of Arnold... lol I hear it makes a great carry round lens! lmao
     
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    I know it's old news, I made that rather clear in the original post. I was just sharing this for people who you know, care.
     
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    Holy sh*t... it`s surely a monster... i totally agree with you, it`s HUUGE!!! :|
     
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    Jesus, what possible application could something like that have? I understand it would be cool for sports or wildlife, but who would honestly carry that thing for any length of time? That looks like the most expensive novelty item I've ever seen.
     
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    I think it'd be sweet to have. I mean, 500mm f/2.8! That's pretty intense. But...at the same time, that lens is monstrous.
     
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    It looks like a gargabe can, and I'm sure it weighs a metric ton. It's a cool idea, it just seems so far beyond practicality that I can't imagine the use for it.
     
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    It weighs 15 kilos, whatever that is.
     

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