Sigma 50-500mm + Canon 7D

original view Sigma 50-500mm on Canon 7D

cropped from original view

It's pretty late, the moon was out so I decided to test out the Sigma 50-500mm. To get a bit further out, I threw it onto the Canon 7D and took advantage of the crop factor. These JPEG images have been resized and sharpened a bit in Lightroom. I'm still waiting to bring this out to catch some surf shots.

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens

Canon 7D + Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6

I was able to bring out the Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 on the Canon 7D and grabbed some really nice closeup shots of a turtle swimming in the bay - while I was on a cliff above. Yeah that's quite a bit of zoom, the lens is very sharp and very fast. Click any of these images to get a little bigger view of the image.

Turtle swimming

Also (below) here's more zoomed in and zoomed out comparisons shot from the Canon 7D + canon 100-400mm. The bottom image is not a crop. Taking advantage of the crop on the Canon 7D, that's how close you can get. All images were hand held and stayed pretty sharp with IS turned on.

Above: Pulled in to 100mm on Canon 7D

Above: Pushed out to 400mm on Canon 7D

Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS (Image Stabilizer) USM Autofocus Lens

4 thoughts on “Sigma 50-500mm + Canon 7D

  1. Emm

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    The Canon 100-400mm is my favorite so far, but again these lenses should not be compared. Sigma actually has a 100-400mm similar to Canon for only $900 bucks. That's the one I should do a comparison with.

  2. Paul

    I've been trying to decide which of these two lenses to get for quite some time now. I've read your preliminary reviews but just wondering which you prefer for video work? Also wondering how the IS stacks up between the two.


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