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Old Oct 12, 2003, 1:38 AM   #1
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Default Can I use Sigma 24-135mm F2.8-4.5 with my 300D?

I'm not sure of the mount...
would appreciate your advice
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 5:45 AM   #2
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Sigma makes lenses to fit for all major manufacturers, as long as you buy EF canon mount version it'll fit... (and not a Minolta/Nikon)
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 9:49 AM   #3
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Hm, I don't know if you ash50 have this lens or want to buy it. Nor do I know when it was made.

Some older Sigma Canon EF lenses prior to 2000 do not work with latest Canon eos cameras (including digital slr). Sigma offers a fee upgrade if ef lens is from before 2000 and does not work. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/news/News.htm
This is great service and goes for any country. However it may happen that lens is to begin with so cheaply build, that they cannot upgrade it at all.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 11:43 AM   #4
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The Sigma 24-135mm F2.8-4.5 was just released a few months ago... and not 4 years ago!
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ighlight=24135
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 11:47 AM   #5
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Tanks :-)))
(never to young to learn)
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:01 PM   #6
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I would buy only 'L' lenses from Canon if I can afford them, and having the comfort of owning the best... The truth is some folks have prejudice against 3rd party manufacturers even though they made excellent product rivaling the best of what Canon or Nikon has to offer. Mainly the followings (and save you $$$):

Sigma:
o 15-30mm f/3.5-4 EX Aspherical
o 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO HSM
o 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM

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o 28-105mm f/2.8

... and there are numerous other examples!
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 5:42 PM   #7
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He, thats some christam list ideas ;-)
There is sure a there is a lot to say for Canon L lenses, except the cost and also important weight.
Ash540, you can get more info what a lens might be with next urls;
http://www.photodo.com/nav/prodindex.html
(rates gro from 0 to 5. Believe me 2.2 is already bad enough to be noticed by untrainded eye, which says nothing about the usefullness of this lens because of cheap, lightweight & versatile)
And user reviews http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/index.php?cat=1
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 2:12 AM   #8
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Default Can I use Sigma 24-135mm F2.8-4.5 with my 300D?

thanks, guys. This is a new product of Sigma.
Currently I have Canon 35mm SLR with 28-90.
I plan to buy 300D and look for a """universal""" lens for a digital beginner.
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The """universal""" lens is the EF-S 18-55 that comes with the camera kit... it's propably the best $100 that you'll ever spent on any camera!
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