Last week I received in the mail my brand new lens. Its a Sigma 400mm f/5.6 APO. I had simply been browsing Ebay (which I have promised my wife I am going to stop doing, for at least a while (several months)) and came across it. As seems to be the case with me, I had never really seen any of the Sigma or Tokina 400mm f/5.6 lenses in OM mount on Ebay before and suddenly in the course of 2 weeks I see 3 Sigma 400mm f/5.6 (1 old non-apo, one black APO and a white APO) and a Tokina 400/5.6 SL. Seems to be a trend, I had never really seen any Sigma 28/1.8 lenses in OM mount anywhere, and then in the course of 2 weeks I see 4 different ones. Well, whatever.
That ended up being the reason why I jumped on getting this lens is that it seems to be mildly rare in OM mount (I hadn’t seen one in about 4 months of looking on Ebay). Its a pretty big lens, but very compact for the focal length (.72 telephoto ratio). I haven’t had much time to play with it yet as it showed up on the 3rd and I spent the entire weekend of the 4rh installing bamboo floors in my house (which look awesome). What little time I have spent with the lens has impressed me all around, great build quality and it seems to be very sharp (I’ll know once I get a blow up or two).