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Old Jul 6, 2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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I am debating between getting the 75-300mm without image stabalize or the one with. Does the image stabilazation really help all that much? And is it worth the substantial weight increase and $200? I'm heading out backpacking in a couple weeks so the sooner I get some advice the better! Thanks a lot!

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Old Jul 6, 2005, 3:58 PM   #2
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If you go without the IS,I recommend going with the Sigma SPO Super Macro II 70-300 4.5-6.I havent heard anything great about the canons 75-300 lenses.The IS would make it easier to use with out a tripod.I dont know if it is worth the extra money.I got my Sigma from B&H Photo for $219 and really like it for the price.



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i agree w/ strider.. i have used both.. the sigma is optically superior to the canon's..

but don't discount other options.. if you are going to spend the money for the lens with IS.. for a little more check out canon's 70-200L 4.0 (very sharp, nice colors).. or sigma's 70-200 2.8 EX (a stop faster, great optics)..
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Also check out the Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX, this lens is practically a prime for not much more: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...338410#p338410

... and @ f/4 you might not need the IS, especially if you're after action shots
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Is there any problems with using a Sigma Lens on a Canon body?
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Old Jul 7, 2005, 11:37 AM   #6
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There are no problems with using the EX series lenses from SIGMA on a Canon EOS camera.
Just make sure to get one with the Canon EF mount :blah:

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Old Jul 7, 2005, 12:04 PM   #7
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Is the lens that they are talking about from sigma an "EX" series? Also Does the Sigma have a very quiet motor comparable to the Ultra Sonic Motor in the Canon? I guess I have just never used Sigma anything and I am sort of leary because I don't know anything about it.
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the 100-300 f4.0 has HSM which is the equivelent of the ring type (good) USM on canon lenses.. no need to worry about the EX series from sigma, they are like a GMC truck- professional grade..
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Also check out the Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX, this lens is practically a prime for not much more: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...338410#p338410

... and @ f/4 you might not need the IS, especially if you're after action shots
When you say not much more realize that that is 4x more money than the Canon lens and Previously mentioned Sigma lens and being that I am only 17 years old an extra $600 is a lot for me. Will the Sigma Macro II 70-300 work fine with my camera since I can definatly not afford to get an "EX" lens.
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The Sigma APO Macro II 70-300 will do fine for you - Make sure you get the APO version! There's many variation on this lens...
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=79

As for not much more, I was refering to the 70-200L f/4L, Sigma's 70-200 f/2.8 EX and the 100-300 f/4 EX in price increments
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