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Old Sep 28, 2005, 4:27 PM   #1
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I have a canon 70-200 f/4 lens. I am really intrested in sigma 80-400.
I guess 70-200 would be redundant if i buy the sigma.

1) Is it redundant to have 70-200 f/4 with the sigma 80-400
2) How comparable are these lenses (handeling , pic quality etc)

thanks in advance.


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Old Sep 28, 2005, 7:12 PM   #2
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Not redundant at all. Many folks have the 70-200 f2.8 and get the 80-400 or 100-400 or Bigma. The 80-400 gives you OS and will render MUCH better IQ than the 70-200 f4 + 2xTC, let alone being 1 stop faster too. With the f4 lens you'll also need to stop down at least 1 or 2 stops, so that is getting pretty slow. But I found the AF to be slow on the 80-400, although Dustin/Hards80 likes his a lot. In terms of IQ, the 80-400 is comparable to the 100-400L.
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