Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bigma and SigMonster

Yesterday's post gave a couple of links to Canon's 1200mm focal length monster super telephoto prime lens.

More practical than that lens are the Bigma and SigMonster - the nicknames supposedly indicate the fondness with which professional photographers regard these lenses.

The Bigma is the Sigma 50-500mm telephoto zoom lens. Some commentary is here.

The SigMonster is the Sigma 300-800mm telephoto zoom lens. Find a paean to this lens here.

You may appreciate better the size of these beasts by going
here, and scrolling down to the picture of the much smaller Canon 500mm prime lens standing alongside a little girl.

One must take up body-building in order to be able to efficiently lug one of these around the countryside for wildlife photography. Or hire a Sherpa.

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Thanks to Rajan for catching the typo about the SigMonster. Actually, the last link was also from him (pic of the Canon 500mm).

1 comment:

Rajan P. Parrikar said...

Arun, the Sigmonster is 300-800mm (you have a typo in your post).