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Old Nov 9, 2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Just shot my first baseball game with my newly acquired 70-200/2.8L! I have found the remedy to those ugly chain linked fences and weird crowd annoyances, f2.8. The shallow DOF is the answer to baseball's biggest problems, chain link fences.
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 6:40 AM   #2
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Imagine what it would be with a 300mm f/2.8...
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Imagine what it would be with a 300mm f/2.8...
I imagine I would probably be divorced... lol
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Hah, was out shopping today and saw the 400mm f2.8. That's one hefty lens.
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 10:33 AM   #5
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But ooooh so nice! And truly divorce territory!

The 70-200 2.8L ISis hard enough to explain ... although my gal loves the results shot of my daughter's college concert choir in poorly lit performace venues!
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There's an alternate...

The Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX is only slighly more than the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS but is well under the cost of an EF 300L f/2.8 - Several sport shooters here also have that lens but I agree the bokeh is just amazing when one can melt the background @ wide open on such a long tele:



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Yeah, mine's not an IS... I didn't reallysee the need for it. But I would certainly love the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8, but I thinkmaybe I'll just stick with a 1.4x TC next,keep myself out of divorce court.
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The Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX is only slighly more than the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS but is well under the cost of an EF 300L f/2.8 -
I agree - great lens. Unfortunately not quite the bargain it was several years ago. The lens got popular and Sigma raised the price by 50%. I paid $1800 for mine. The lens now sells for $2700. Still a good lens, but no longer 'slightly more' than the 70-200 IS. Too bad too. But that's capitalism for you
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agreed..120-300 is a great lens...i picked the DG version just six months back for 1800

and boy i love the pictures at 600mm...the bokeh is dreamy
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wow that is a great squirrel picture, my friend had a picture from colorado just like that, at around 500mm i think!
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