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Old Jan 7, 2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hi Boys and Girls,

I'm going to be off to Egypt soon and can't take much of my kit so want to cover as many shooting options as possible with limited lenses.

I can't take my Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 as it is just too heavy and big so will want to have a 2 x TC for the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L. I already have the Sigma version and it does OK but not great. Certainly better than the Tamron I also have and use when doing moon shots. Has anyone had experience of the Sigma and the Canon option and is there much of an improvement. I'm fully aware that a 2x TC isn't the best thing but convenience is key to me so compromises have to be made.

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Old Jan 7, 2010, 6:46 PM   #2
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Mark,

On a side note since you are going to egypt this time of year, sand is a bit of an issue. You thought about something for sand protection for your gear? The last time I went to Egypt, I had to get all my gear clean out when I got back because of the sand.
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Old Jan 7, 2010, 6:48 PM   #3
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LOL, I'm there for a year so will in all situations. When going into the desert I'm more likely to take the SX1. The 7D and 5D2 will only come out in more normal situations and especially when doing paid work.

But a good point so thanks
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I lived in the Sinai for 6 months, sand and dust was a big issue in the winter months. It gets into everything because it so fine.
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i know, it drives me crazy every time I go, but that's the downside of being there, there are positives too.
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i know, it drives me crazy every time I go, but that's the downside of being there, there are positives too.
i think we all know what this positive is
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diving in the red sea is awesome, the pyramid are always stunning,
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i know, it drives me crazy every time I go, but that's the downside of being there, there are positives too.
Only place I know that has even finer sand during sand storms is in Beijing. The sand is like powder there.
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