Monday, October 6, 2008

The Ultimate Wildlife Lens!

The ultimate wildlife lens - if you don't mind it weighing around 16 kilograms!!

With the idea of possibly purchasing next year, I have been looking around at various telephoto zoom lenses when I found this 'thing'.

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG. This monster also ships with a dedicated teleconverter that changes it to a large aperture 400-1000mm F5.6 AF Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens. Focusing distances and focal lengths can be viewed on the lens`s built-in LCD panel while the dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operations.

I like to believe that the photographer and his way of approaching his subject matter matters more than the equipment when it comes to quality images but I would most definitely like to play around with this baby for a few days.

At a retail price in the region of US$ 34,000 it is slightly out of my lens budget and would be happy to give it a good home should anyone have one laying around! :)


Until next time.



Mike - Fenphotography said...

I'm with you mate, would love a go with this thing, but at around £16,000 I don't think I will be able to justify it to the misses, unless I win the lotto.

Michael Palmer said...

Now that is a lens = )