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Old Dec 30, 2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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I am a semi new photographer who is looking for a 70-300mm lens for my brand new Canon XTI camera i am looking for one that is under $200. I have seen 2 of Adroma and i am not sure if they are really as good as the reviews which i dont doubt but before i buy one of them would like to see if there is another lens that someone would recommend me. These are the 2 lenses i have been looking at.
http://www.adorama.com/TM75300EOS.html
http://www.adorama.com/TM70300DEOS.html
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 5:08 AM   #2
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Save for a few more weeks or months and get this one:

http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DAPX.h...&item_no=9

The difference in price is really worth it. The Sigma APO DG Macro is probably the best value-for-money telephoto zoom you can buy.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 9:46 AM   #3
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I've got the Sigma 70-300 APO DG as mentioned by the previous person for my Canon. Not bad for the money, although I find the lens cap is very cheap and far too easy to accidentally knock off. It's definitely worth spending as much as you can sensibly afford.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 12:21 PM   #4
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I will second the above posters opinion, I have the Sigma Lens and it is great for a $200 lens but the cap does seam cheap I usually use the cap from my kit lens as it fits just fine.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 4:15 PM   #5
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I will agree with the others, for your budget go with the Sigma. I had one and wore it out, wished I had bought another instead of the Tamron i got.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 5:01 PM   #6
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I'm seeing that there are seemingly lots of these 70-300m revisions see: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigmaonlin...ault.asp?id=17

70-300mm F4-5.6 DG APO MACRO
70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super
70-300mm F4-5.6 Macro Super
70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-70-300mm-A...QQcmdZViewItem

70-300mm F4-5.6 Macro Super II

Now on DXO's website: http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/dxo_op...cameras_lenses

They say that 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II is a supported combo at least with my Rebel XT. I'm looking to buy a used 70-300mm for a good price and I am thinking I want one compatible with DXO. Any tips on how to find one? Maybe I would be better off getting the most recent revision than a DXO one?

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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:31 PM   #7
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well sigma only makes two lowend 70-300mm lenses

70-300mm dg macro
70-300mm apo dg macro (the more expensive one) apo simply means it has nicer glass in it

so go with the 70-300mm apo dg macro, it is known to be a great lens and ive seen many pictures of it in macro mode which are pretty good even though its only 1:2 magnification but much better then any tamron or canon lens in that price range!
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Old Jan 28, 2008, 1:35 PM   #8
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I just ordered a Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 USM IS, I don't know how good it is yet but from some people state it pretty good for the price. I posted a question on that lens.

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Old Jan 29, 2008, 7:45 AM   #9
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the 70-300mm is from canon is at a higher level then the sigma 70-300 apo dg, but both are definately good buys in their pricerange, unless you were to get the canon 70-200mm f4 instead of the 70-300mm is
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