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Old Mar 27, 2005, 7:06 PM   #1
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Well I finally ordered the Rebel XT. I decided to go with the Sigma 18-125 lens after much research and help from people on Steve's forums. The camera is available but I won't have the lens until Wednesday. Now I'm thinking about a second lens. Has anyone used the Sigma 100-300mm F4? How much should it cost?

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Old Mar 27, 2005, 7:30 PM   #2
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Well I finally ordered the Rebel XT. I decided to go with the Sigma 18-125 lens after much research and help from people on Steve's forums. The camera is available but I won't have the lens until Wednesday. Now I'm thinking about a second lens. Has anyone used the Sigma 100-300mm F4? How much should it cost?

Thanks again for all your help.

//jim
Looks like that lens runs about 800-900 bucks. . .
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ist&sku=217722
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 9:29 PM   #3
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What sort of price range and what are you looking to do? A little more info and we can give better suggestions. I bought the XT and I have the following lenses for it.

Canon 18-55
Sigma 18-125
Sigma 55-200
Canon 100-400 L IS USM
Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.4

Depending on if you need a really fast lens or not I'd suggest the Canon 70-200 2.8 or the Sigma version of that same size. I absolutely love having IS on my 100-400 so for a few buck less than my 100-400 L IS USM lens you could pick up the Sigma 80-400 with OS (like IS).

When I have some time this summer I'll probably buy the Sigma 120-300 2.8 to try. I REALLY wish they'd make an IS version of this lens though the speed does help compensate a bit.

I have posted many times that I've been happy with my 18-125 Sigma. Good lens and match up for the XT. Don't forget to pick up a fast prime lens like a 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 for low light shooting too.
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 9:54 PM   #4
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I was budgeting around $1200 - $1400. I was looking at the Sigma 100-300 F4 or the 120-300 F2.8. Not sure of the prices of these lenses in Canada but I think they are in this range.

I'll also check the lenses you suggest.

Sounds like I'll be happy with the 18-125 on my XT. I'm just waiting for the lens to come from Toronto. Hopefully I'll be shooting by Thursday.

Thanks for the advice.

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If you're in the market for a 100-300, there's just no 'good' lenses from any of the top camera manufacturers in this range - Sigma have a firm grip on the top two spots if not three:
http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm#Ztelel


The 100-300 f/4 is lot lighter than my 120-300 f/2.8 and a bit sharper wide open as well... Just about everyone who has one like it: http://www.photographyreview.com/PRD_85165_3128crx.aspx
http://www.naturephotographers.net/je1001-2.html
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