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SigZilla and me (200-500 2.8)

DrJay32

Colorado Springs, US
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DrJay32 Gold Member Awarded for his multiple written contributions for the Resources and eZine Nikonian since 12th Mar 2003
Wed 16-Jan-08 01:21 PM

I got to mess around with the prototype at PMA on Saturday. The zoom was disabled (but the final version will have a MOTORIZED zoom! According to the reps, here is the scoop on features:

1) No HSM. It will have some sort of internal focus assist, but they told me that HSM was not powerful enough to drive this thing-- otherwise they'd have added it.

2) Weight is currently 28 lbs for the lens, 7lbs for the hood. I suggested they use a Carbon Fiber hood-- they may do so for the final version.

3) I actually got to look through this thing-- it was a nice bright image considering the crummy lighting in the convention center.

4) So far, a total of 9 units have been ordered by dealers in the USA. Expected delivery by the end of 2007.

5) No price. If you have to ask...

Anyway, here I am with SigZilla, the lens that ate Tokyo! The Japanese Sigma reps liked the Godzilla reference-- smiles all around.

-Jason

Jason P. Odell
Colorado Nikonian
Author, The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX
Now includes Supplement One

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