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Old Oct 3, 2005, 8:38 PM   #11
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i have the sigma 70 to 200 f2.8 and shoot fast moving motorcycle pictures

i also have the sigma 24 to 70 f 2.8 and find this is an excellent choice and combination.

long live sigma ex series (but please put hsm on the 24 to 70 and make it internal focus :-))

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Old Oct 4, 2005, 12:17 AM   #12
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Amen on the standard zoom HSM!! If they came out with that, I must say my beautiful Tamron would be taking a back burner lol
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Old Oct 4, 2005, 10:28 AM   #13
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One more vote for the Sigma 18-50mm EX DC and 70-200mm EX HSM. I love them both! In fact, I love all my Sigma equipment.:G
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Old Oct 11, 2005, 12:09 AM   #14
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Hi:

I have both the canon 70-200 f4 and the sigma 70-200 2.8 and love them both. I also have the same needs for hockey indoors and have posted some samples with the sigma 70-200 2.8 . here is a link for some outside sports shots i took last weekend http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=82john
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 4:47 PM   #15
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NIce picks John. Based on some other threads and the comments here, I don't think I can go wrong with the newer version of the Sigma 70-200 2.8. B&H, here I come!



Anyone have recommendations on which teleconverter works best with this lens? From what I've read, it sounds like I should stay away from the 2X converters.
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 5:35 PM   #16
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I have both the Tamron SP AF 1.4X and Sigma EX APO 2X TC's. I get excellent results with both of them. Not really sure how my Tamron would compareto the Sigma 1.4X though. I haven't seen any "this vs. that" reviews between the two when used with the Sigma lens.
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 6:42 PM   #17
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Your going to lose some light with a teleconverter.

Given your going to need all the light you can get inside an arena, maybesee if you can stick with the 70-200 as is, and be willing to crop your shots a bit to get "close up".

You've got 8 megs to work with, so you can throw away half the shot and still get a decent 8x10 print.

The 200 end is more like a 300mm comparibly in 35mm camera format, as there's a "crop factor" for the 20D.

So try the lens as is, and get a teleconverter if you really, really need it.

Else buy a really fastF2.8lens with max zoom of300mm (major,major $'s).

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