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Old Jul 30, 2005, 8:35 AM   #1
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I take a lot of photos during music concerts (world music, rock music, folk music and jazz). The subjects in my photos (singers/musicians/dancers) are lighted by the stage lights. Sometimes there is plenty of light and taking pictures is relatively easy. But sometimes the light is quite low and taking pictures (without flash) is very tricky since the subjects are moving.

I'm using a Canon Rebel XT with a Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens. I'm relatively happy with that lens but I need a lens with a larger zoom capacity. For the moment my mind is almost set on the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG lens. That lens is approximately within my budget (my budget being 600$ and the lens being about 750$). My hope is that the large constant aperture of this lens ( F2.8 ) will allow me to take better pictures (without flash) when the light is low.

Does anyone have experience with that lens in low light condition?

Does the constant F2.8 aperture really make a big difference with, for example, a lens that has a F5.6 aperture at 200mm?



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