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Old May 16, 2006, 1:20 PM   #11
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John,

GREAT SHOTS! I'm considering buying the 120-300 2.8 as I have found my 70-200 2.8 is a little short for baseball. I have a d-200 and I hope the sigma lens works as well on it. I also have a 1.4 teleconverter... Did you use your converter on these shots then? or did you take it off because it was to long?
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Old May 16, 2006, 1:47 PM   #12
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TWO2956,

I used the Sigma 1.4x TC for these photos. I can't honestly say if there is a performance difference between the Nikon version of the lens and the Canon so I can't help you there.

Here is what I can tell you:

The Sigma works very well. Focus may be a bit slow - by all accounts it suffers in comparison to Canon's 300mm 2.8 but that lens was twice the cost.

The only other drawback is I get quite a bit of CA - it's not pronounced until you look at a large version of the photo. But, there really isn't another alternative. And, as you can see it can capture some great results.

As for TC or no: There's no good answer to this one. Without the TC, the lens is tight (as I mentioned) but too short for decent outfield shots. I also don't like to make any changes near the field because of the dust so it's pretty much make the decision at the car and live with it.
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