Sigma 300-800 EX DG Unboxing from Scott Bourne on Vimeo.
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Sweet Mother of Pearl, that’s a bazooka! 300-800 at 5.6? Wow. I can only imagine the possibilities. Have fun!
WOW…..is there an optional sherpa that you can get to carry that thing around for you?
@Andre that’s why God created assistants!
Ahh… didn’t opt for the optional thermal-seeking mount since it’s the only thing in the world strong enough to pan that!
OMG – makes my Canon 100-400 look like a toy
Wow – that’s quite a lens. I’m looking forward to seeing the shots you take with it!
I agree, the thing is a bazooka that looks like a parking cone, those big orange ones. Have fun. Just remember it’s not the lens that makes the photographer.
@Cameron I totally agree that it’s not just the lens that makes the photographer.
@Cameron: But when you’re taking photos of things in low-earth orbit, that kind of zoom comes in handy.
I just bought a 50mm f1.8. I worry about losing it…. I guess you don’t have to worry about that.
I cannot take anything that is more than 20 feet away….. I guess you don’t have to worry about that either. :)
This is one more reason not to hang out at popular wildlife locations. This spring I was at a Nature preserve with my little Sigma 135-400 and ran across a bunch big glass photographers and got major lens envy and went out and bought a big Nikkor 600mm f5.6. Just when I was feeling adequate again Scott gets this. It may be all about the photographer, but there are a lot of pictures that are out of reach without the right gear.
This is already on my wildlife lens wish list for 2009. I can tell you there will be many a night of Ramen Noodle meals between now and then :–D
Holy cow, Scott! I guess your next big purchase will be that little Hubble lens NASA has. You should be able to get in tight with that. I hear it comes with both Nikon and Canon adapters.
BTW, are you going to use this on the D3?
Thanks for the video.
@Martin yes the D3.
It’s still small enough for Alex to leave on a plane.
Mr Bourne, you do like to tease. I hope we see home field tests very soon. And, here I am trying to piece together the funds for a nice fast 200mm lens with a decent tripod.
I saw a great moon photo made the other day with that lens (Sigmonster) and a Canon 2x teleconverter on a 40D. Here it is for any interested -> http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/image/104729025/original. The fellow who made that photo has put that lens to excellent use photographing birds in the Philippine.
Did you shoot this vid with the LX3? I thought that you mentioned you might.
Scott, have you looked at the Sigma 200-500mm 2.8?
@Scott Any reason why the video from the LX3 is so small? (Bandwidth?)
I don’t think I’ll ever get such a lens… it looks solid enough that it would hurt like hell when the wife hit me in the head with it !! :)
@Luis just click on the Vimeo link below the video to see it full size.
I’m not sure what makes me more jealous; the fact that this lens has a longer range than everything I own combined, or that fact that it probably weighs less than my 80-200L ;)
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