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Old Feb 10, 2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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hello

I have a canon 300d (the more professional European,but dullnaming of the digital rebel) and would like to get into action photography. I have a canon 28-135, but its aperture does not allow a quick enough shutter speed to capture the action in moderate lighting. (taking into account the poor weather we have in England)

So...could anyone recommend me a good lense ata reasonable price for this type of photography

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Depending the sport, how close you can get to the action and of course your budget... for me I have to main lens I use for sports.

If I can get close to the action I use a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 XR Di. If I need more reach (which i usually do) I use a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM EX.
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 1:25 PM   #3
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Yup, I'll second those choices. Great lenses.

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 7:03 AM   #4
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thanks alot for your info
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 4:41 PM   #5
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Mr_Saginaw wrote:
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If I need more reach (which i usually do) I use a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM EX.
I'm curious how this lens compares to Canon's 70-200 EFL USM IS? I'm guessin' the Sigma doesn't have the IS?

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Old Feb 15, 2005, 5:23 PM   #6
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MitchInOmaha wrote:
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I'm curious how this lens compares to Canon's 70-200 EFL USM IS? I'm guessin' the Sigma doesn't have the IS?
Here's how it compares to the regular EF 70-200 f/2.8
http://www.naturephotographers.net/mg0600-1.html

... and FYI - http://www.dpreview.com/news/0502/05...sigma10dgs.asp
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 5:44 PM   #7
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MitchInOmaha wrote:
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Mr_Saginaw wrote:
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If I need more reach (which i usually do) I use a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM EX.
I'm curious how this lens compares to Canon's 70-200 EFL USM IS? I'm guessin' the Sigma doesn't have the IS?

-- Mitch

IS is for sissys... :blah:

just teasing! I used to used to use a monopod with my Digital Rebel but it was kind of cumbersome.... since upgrading to the 20D i haven't used it at all...

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I would go with Mr. Saginaw's recommendations.

I agree, IS is for sissies (lol).

Actually, I've seen some pretty creative stuff done with IS in low light situations.

If you want to run around NYC at nightand take pictures of low life, go for the IS!

In fact, I think I just talked myself into the Canon IS zoom! lol.


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Old Feb 21, 2005, 10:58 AM   #9
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thanks

out of chioce i think i would go with the canon, but it is almost double the price of the sigma. aarrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what to do, what to do, lol
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If you go for an expensive lens, I'd suggest looking at eBay, you'll find loads of HK based companies that ship to the UK (presuming that you are in the UK) and you'll save bucket loads of money!

I've bought 2 lenses and a battery grip. With that lot I've probably saved around £1000!

Hope that helps,
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