Sigma 50-500mm Rare Manual/Automatic Focus

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  1. Schwarzforest

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    I find that a rather amusing claim...Sigma made boatloads of 50-500's....the lens is far from "rare" by any definition of the word rare. Currently, KEH.com has FOUR Sigma 50-500's for sale in Nikon mount: one of the earlier models, and three of the newer DG models. Prices range from $789 to $849 at KEH.
     
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    Ok, your term "boatload" is a big exaggeration for THIS LENS TYPE. You obviously are too stupid to read what I wrote before, this is not just an automatic lens, but a manual lens as well. Good luck trying to find one online. Fact is, this lens is rare to buy anywhere. Show me 1 piece of evidence where someone is selling this manual lens ANYWHERE!!!



    And by the way, the lens right now is up on Ebay for less than $400, so if you want to buy go ahead, it's a deal right now.


    Good luck on your findings, lol
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If by automatic and manual you are meaning the AF function - the current 50-500mm does have HSM focusing as well as now sporting OS
    Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd

    Sigma have stopped making the 50-500mm original that you are selling and they appear to be retailing at higher than you're selling
    Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX DG Lens - Nikon Fit (736955) - Warehouse Express

    So certainly out of production and into market stock remains now for certain.

    ps I belive the nikon versions of this lens all had the manual aperture controls whilst other models didn't - but that would be a question for the nikonshooters to answer
     
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    Uh, Sorry Schwartforest, but the lens you are selling is exceedingly COMMON, and widely POPULAR. Sigma sold boatloads of the same,exact,pedestrian lens you are hyping as a "rare" lens. The lens is not rare in any way, shape, or form. The lens even has its own nickname; ie, the lens is called the Bigma or simply "Bigma". I am not sure where you are getting the hyperbole, but the "automatic and manual" aspect of the lens is the same as all the other models of its type...this is a lens that sold new for $799 or so nearly a decade ago.

    I got a huge laugh with the comment, "try to find one on-line." Hah hah....there are FOUR on-line right now, at KEH.com. And five on eBay. Today. Right now.All in Nikon F mount. There are 28 ebay entries for the lens today,mostly in Canon EF mount. The Bigma was hugely popular with low-end wildlife and bird and field sports shooters who wanted a long lens with a slow maximum aperture at the $800 price point. I am intimately familiar with the e-Bay seller's practice of calling a common lens "Rare!" in order to dupe unsuspecting buyers.

    Sorry dude, nice try, but no sale. Perhaps you're just misguided and actually believe that your common-as-nails Bigma is somehow "Rare!". But it is not.
    It is a Sigma. A very,very popular one, with tens of thousands of units available.
     
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    I think the OP do not know about "HSM with full-time manual override" means. Maybe when he noticed that the newer lens do not have a "AF/MF" switch and automatically think the newer version will not MF.

    In fact, I'd rather use the one with full-time manual override.
     

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