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Old Apr 17, 2004, 8:36 PM   #11
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Almost every lens sharpens up when stopped down, the upside on the f2.8 lens is that it's sweet spot will likely be at a faster aperature than a lens with a f4 maximum aperature.

The only downside is size, I've considered getting the Canon 70-200f4 because I find my Tamron 70-210 to be too heavy and a pain to use. It get's left behind unless I know I'm going to want to use it. My 18-55 kit lens gets taken in case I might want to use it.
yep, no doubt about it... my sigma 70-200 is heavy... but I found a descent, very reasonably priced monopod with a quick release... so I have a quick release mount on my body and my lens... works great...
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 1:01 AM   #12
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anyone want to comment on how sharp the sigma 70-200 f2.8 is with the 2x convertor?


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Old Apr 19, 2004, 7:39 AM   #13
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FYI

Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX APO HSM + 2x APO
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 12:30 AM   #14
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Looks pretty good.. I would really like to stick to canon but it looks like I wont be able to afford the price of addmission for the longer glass.. So im stuck with convertors or 3rd party lenses. Making these lens purchases is a big investment and I want to make sure they work down the road when I upgrade to a new body. That is probably my main concern with sigma.

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Old Apr 21, 2004, 10:40 AM   #15
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Now that I have my 300D, investing in lenses is going to be few and far between. Canon glass looks, mostly, to be out of the question. Maybe I can get the 28-135 IS but that would be about it. 3rd party makers are going to have to fill the void, so when people by a Sigma or Tokina lense, if it does or doesn't do as advertised it is really helpful that they tell all about it. Even being repetitive or minor detail are helpful.

This isn't an inexpensive hobby and help is always appreciated.
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 11:51 AM   #16
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I can give a two thumbs up approval for the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di lens. All my other lenses are Canon.
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 12:38 PM   #17
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Very exspensive. Plus its kinda hard to convince the wife i need a 5 thousand dollar lens when im a beginner. lol. Henry I have that lens on my short list. From what i have read its a very nice lens. I want it to replace my kit lens. I also would like to have a 100mm marcro.

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 1:02 AM   #18
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Saginaw I love your pic. Here is what I came up with today, which was my first day with the 70-200 2.8 Canon. A little grainy with my 10D. I understand the 20D is no where near as grainy at 1600. I have a 20D on ordered, however, I still need a lot of work. Here are my settings for this shot.

File Name
IMG_3070rs.jpg
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 10D
Shooting Date/Time
10/24/2004 9:09:01 AM
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/125
Av( Aperture Value )
2.8
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0
ISO Speed
1600
Image Size
3072x2048
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Off
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210KB
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 1:16 AM   #19
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one more.............
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 11:18 PM   #20
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Mr_Saginaw, your the gymnastics man

Just picked up my Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX last week and have been working it out in the local gym during my sons practices. Also had a chance to use it during the recent regional future stars meet .

However, I did not fine many of your shooting tips before the meets so ended uphand holding most shots in sports mode, but picked up neat image (you reccomended)and still managed to came away with several good pictures (not great yet, but good for my first run). Next tme I'll be running Av 2.8, ISO 1600? and mono or tripod mounted and I'm sure I'll see a major improvement.

:?Question: Do you ever use a 1.4x converter when taking gymnastics photo's? Not being able to get on the comp. floor like some people (who could that be?) I feel I may need th extra reach at time based on gym layout.

So, I'm considering the following converters:

Canon 1.4xAPO II

Tamron 1.4x (model ?)

Sigma 1.4x EX APO

Quantaray 1.4x

Any comments, suggestions on the above TC's would be appreciated.

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