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Old Mar 11, 2006, 7:26 PM   #1
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I'm planning on spending about 2000 UK pounds on lenses this year,and have compiled a short list of candidates.can you please comment on those?And give any advice/suggestions? I currently have a Canon 300D, Canon 50/1.8 the kit 18-55 and a Sigma 70-300 APO and a Kenko Super 2x teleconverter

Sigma 10-20 around 300 delivered
Sigma 18-50 F/2.8 250 delivered
Sigma 150mm Macro F/2.8 350 delivered
Sigma 70-200 F/2.8 450 delivered
Bigma 50-500 550 delivered
Sigma 1.4x teleconverter 100 delivered

TOTAL = 2000

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Old Mar 11, 2006, 8:05 PM   #2
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Nick,

I am also in UK and considering 70-200, 450 delivered :?can I be cheeky and ask where from ?.

I am also keen on 100-300mm f4.

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Old Mar 11, 2006, 8:07 PM   #3
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wollyback mostly ebay i've used this shop before and been happy,did not have to pay VAT or any duty

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sigma-70-200-7...QQcmdZViewItem
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Blimey, that was a quick reply - I thought I would be the only UKist awake:-)



Have you considered 100-300 at all ?.



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Old Mar 11, 2006, 8:20 PM   #5
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yeah i've been thinking about it and its 500quid so not much more than the 70-200,and its a better lens.The only thing stopping me is the F/4 i would love to have F/2.8 in the 70-200 range
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If you tend to shoot the 70-200 f/2.8 with a 1.4x on mostly, the 100-300 f/4 is much better choice - This lens is practically a prime, and lower in cost than the 1.4x/70-200 combined (at least here in the states)


-> Less so with gaida since he also intends to get the Bigma 50-500, and the f/2.8 of the 70-200 is more important for him/her in this case...
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NHL wrote:
If you tend to shoot the 70-200 f/2.8 with a 1.4x on mostly, the 100-300 f/4 is much better choice - This lens is practically a prime


What about the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro? Is it a good quality lens? I like its price and it is very light , so will be easy to lug around.
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If you tend to shoot the 70-200 f/2.8 with a 1.4x on mostly, the 100-300 f/4 is much better choice - This lens is practically a prime


What about the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro? Is it a good quality lens? I like its price and it is very light , so will be easy to lug around.
Its a very good lens for the money.But do not expect miricles in dark situations.It tends to hunt a bit more for focus.
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NHL,



Thanks for this - I do like the 100-300 but it's a beast of a thing and am concerned about ability to handhold.

I have never shot with a monopod and wanted portability for hols etc.



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Thanks for this - I do like the 100-300 but it's a beast of a thing and am concerned about ability to handhold.
IMO you're asking the wrong person for this advice...
-> I handhold my 120-300 f/2.8 all the time, which is twice as heavy as the 100-300 f/4 EX :lol: :-) :G
I often shoot @ half the 1/shutter speed without any support and have no problem with shake because the lens has more mass hence more inertia and less likely to shake than a lighter lens :shock:


I just don't get it!!!
People keeps saying 3rd party lens falls apart and here we have an excellent all-metal professionally finished 100-300 EX with constant f/4 (as good as any prime), and folks rather have a slower variable aperture IS lens made of plastic or composite which will loose up in fit over time...
I already have several lenses with IS (the EF 28-135 and 100-400L IS USM) but rarely use this feature - Try a flash fill in low-light and the pictures will always come out better than IS lacking in light :sad:
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