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Old Apr 16, 2004, 12:23 PM   #11
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Hey Eric, Smilephotovideo has that lens listed at $519.95, that is a considerable difference. But hry, you better save up for the Canon.
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 1:26 PM   #12
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To me, the big issues are the chance of getting a dud (Sigma has made improvements here) and future compatability (Sigma doesn't have a license for the Canon EOS mount, so when future cameras come out Sigma lenses often don't work on them. Sigma offers to fix them for free/cost of shipping.)

Other things, like sharpness, CA, color shifts and things of that nature I can find out in reviews.

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Interesting. Their price for the Canon Macro is about $20 more, but their price on the Sigma is what you list (~$180 less.)

A quick check with resellerratings.com makes me a scared to deal with them:
http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1976.html
WIth an impressive rating of 3.33 out of 10 and some common themes between the comments I think I'll stay away.

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Old Apr 16, 2004, 1:59 PM   #13
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WOW, stunning colors and detail, good one.

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Old Apr 16, 2004, 3:04 PM   #14
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I'm with Frank. WOW!!! Good one Eric!
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Old Apr 17, 2004, 9:58 PM   #15
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Eric this is a wonderful shot. Not really much I can add that the other comments have not already stated. The only negative thing I can see that you might check is the spot to the right of the butterfly. Looks almost like something on your CMOS. It does not take away from the image but something you might check.
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 8:44 AM   #16
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Damn, I hadn't seen that before. Since the lens is borrowed, I bet you're right... its probably something on the sensor. (The person who owns the lens is a Pro and I bet cleans it often.)

Time to clean the sensor.

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Old Apr 18, 2004, 7:17 PM   #17
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Wow Eric. What a beautiful picture. Seeing the subtle changes in the iridescencient coloring is amazing. Wonderful detail.

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