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Old Sep 28, 2004, 1:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard about this lens and if it works well with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel? The SIGMA write up sounds promising, but I wanted to see if anyone has actually utilized the lens and what the compatability is. Thanks!!
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 5:47 PM   #2
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I have this lens and it works great with the DReb. I tested it out in Ritz Camera side by side with the Canon 70-300 USM, and the Sigma was the sharpest and brightest of the two. I bought mine at www.17photo.com for less than $150.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 11:30 PM   #3
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Thank you, my Friend. I had scouted the net and they did indeed have the lowest price. Thanks for your advice and your suggestion.
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Old Oct 1, 2004, 1:55 AM   #4
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Just wondering, so the 200 hundred gives you less zoom than the 300 but it's clearer, right? I'm wanting to get a new lens to but I really want lots of zoom. Do you use the 2x lens ever?

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I've got a Sigma 170-500 APO 5.6 that makes terrific pictures. I bought it while travelling in the US last February for under $600. It's a bit heavy and you'll want a monopod at least to avoid lens shake. It's fanastic for outdoor photography, but somewhat limited when it comes to shooting indoors. Still, it offers plenty of zoom. Hope this helps.
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Thanks I'll look into that. Sounds like a dream lens! Maybe I'll get the one suggested above first and save up for that powerful lens. Guess I better start selling off my old 35mm cameras and lenses. It will be hard though.

Oh, does the Sigma 55-200 have a macro?

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Old Oct 1, 2004, 5:28 AM   #7
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Hi, I dont know much about that particular lens, Ive had my Rebel for 3 months or so and purchased a canon 90-300 lens at the same time and can recommend that. Thinking of getting a bigger lens for wildlife photos and possibly a macro lens in the future. Im a member of a photography club in my town but most of the members are still on film and those who have digitals are less informed than I am:-)so I dont rely on them at all, I get asked how much digital zoom my Drebel has:-)
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Old Oct 1, 2004, 7:47 PM   #8
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Freida,

The 200mm should be clearer than the 300 just because it will suffer less from camera shake, and since the 200 is really a 300 on the DReb it's the best of both worlds. I almost rue the day when all DSLR's will have full frame sensors and we lose the extra crop "zoom" of the smaller sensor!

No the Sigma doesn't have macro, but the Macro on the Kit lens has been sufficient for my needs.
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