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Old Feb 25, 2010, 6:59 PM   #11
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The internet is full of idiots with soap boxes. Ken Rockwell attracts attention to himself by saying outrageous things, regardless of their validity. He shots "Fire!" in a crowded theatre.

The more I use the Internet, the more I miss CompuServe.

you know this is the second time i have quoted something from Ken Rockwell, and both times i got more or less the same responce.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 7:13 PM   #12
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Was the other response from me?
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 8:52 PM   #13
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you know this is the second time i have quoted something from Ken Rockwell, and both times i got more or less the same responce.

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I wouldn't expect universal acceptance from quoting Ken Rockwell. he is generally considered a bit of a loudmouth, and tends to make some fairly outrageous claims with a small amount of truth and good advice sprinkled in. And he's done little to prove he's a great photographer, unless you like oversaturated pictures of road and motel signs. I wouldn't use him as a sole source of advice.
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Was the other response from me?

it was from Hards80

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I wouldn't expect universal acceptance from quoting Ken Rockwell. he is generally considered a bit of a loudmouth, and tends to make some fairly outrageous claims with a small amount of truth and good advice sprinkled in. And he's done little to prove he's a great photographer, unless you like oversaturated pictures of road and motel signs. I wouldn't use him as a sole source of advice.

as you mentioned that he talks very highly of cheapper consumer lenses, but yet all his pics with him, shows bigmas

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Old Feb 26, 2010, 6:00 AM   #16
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so the big question is Sigma 50-150 or Sigma 70-200
which do you think has the better IQ on the overlapping focal lengths
1.2 lbs, 2inches, $50 dollars, is not much difference

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Unless you make a habit of pixel peeping, I doubt you'll notice a difference. i haven't used the 70-200, so I can't really speak on it. 50-150 is a slightly more versatile focal length, especially for indoor use. If you need the reach, the 70-200 is the better choice.
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as you mentioned that he talks very highly of cheapper consumer lenses, but yet all his pics with him, shows bigmas

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In this case, he is probably right. Today's consumer lenses are really quite good. Sure they lack a bit in build quality, but they are lightweight, and sharp. No they aren't pro level, and may have some minor issues, but at normal print/viewing sizes, I doubt the average person would be able to tell the difference between an image shot with a pro lens vs a consumer lens. Factor in the large price difference, they represent the best choice for 90% of the people out there.
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Unless you make a habit of pixel peeping, I doubt you'll notice a difference. i haven't used the 70-200, so I can't really speak on it. 50-150 is a slightly more versatile focal length, especially for indoor use. If you need the reach, the 70-200 is the better choice.

took a look at the sigma 50-150 on SLR gear and i just quite can't understand why they would give a test result on a lens that they were aware that had a decentered problem.
its as if they wanted to write somethig bad

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Why would an honest journalist (note the qualification) not report the truth? If Sigma shipped a substandard unit, why should somebody sugar-coat it?
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Why would an honest journalist (note the qualification) not report the truth? If Sigma shipped a substandard unit, why should somebody sugar-coat it?

good point
Sigma sends a defective lens to a well known reviewer
i guess Sigma marketing department head is up in its arse

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