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Old Sep 30, 2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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hey i was thinking about buying this lens can anyone tell e if its a good lens or if someone owns one or a bad buy i was going to buy it for 140.00
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 2:34 PM   #2
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It's a pretty good lens. If you have the money, though, I'd go for the Macro APO DG version. The APO version will eliminate most chromatic aberrations.
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Old Nov 3, 2005, 1:06 PM   #3
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hi, I was wonderig about the Af speed of the Sigma 70-300 apo dg.
Is it slow, does it hunt?
A comparison between it and one of the following would be super!!:
Nikon 70-300 g
canon 75-300 usm III
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Old Nov 4, 2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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I have it and I think it sorta hunts, it doesn't have USM(Canon) or HSM(Sigma) so its not that fast. But I have never had another 70-300 so I am not so sure how it compares to the rest. But IMO I thinks its a little slow.
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 10:44 AM   #5
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It hunts a lot and is very slow and noisy. The pictures are pretty good but I can never get a clear telephoto because I always forget my tripod. You won't find a better lens under $500, probably.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 1:32 AM   #6
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The new APO DG Macro is quite good. In fact, it's the Canon 50f1.8MKII of the telezooms: http://www.pbase.com/fstopjojo/70300s
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