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Old Feb 20, 2005, 8:25 PM   #11
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I would conentrate more on your lens collection. I have a digtal rebel and didn't start getting really good photos until I finally got some good lens. I went with the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX and the Tamron 28-75 F2.8. I have founf I use 2.8 quite a bit and I am happier with that than if I had gone with the 70-200 F4L and the 17-40 F4L. I definately could not afford the Canon 24 or 28-70 F2.8L but I have tested them and can't see much of a difference in photo quality. Build quality for Canon is better but they are much heavier and I really don't need either to take good pictures.


This was with Tamron 28-75
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 12:24 AM   #12
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This was shot with Sigma 70-200. I can not tell you how much I enjoy shooting with this lens and its F2.8 aperture. I will never do another variable aperture lens and F2.8 over 4.0 makes a big difference in photo creativety options.

Maybe Tamron and Sigma aree not as good as Canon L, but they are good enough for my needs.

Thanks to help from this forum I am free from Canon Marketing and now look at lens for what they can do.
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 4:32 AM   #13
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Maybe Tamron and Sigma aree not as good as Canon L, but they are good enough for my needs.

Ahhh... you have learned well, Grasshopper... :lol:
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 4:56 AM   #14
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Thanks Mr_Saginaw,

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"As you can see, I followed your sugestion and I am VERY happy as a result. Those two lens are great.... I can't believe how beutiful of a broke they create and to think, I did it without spending a fortune for Canon L glass.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Best recommendation I've had yet. I was going to buy 20D and L- Glass, but now I am going save my money and practice more. This lens combination gives me so much more freedom. I now feel confident that shots will come out as I compose them. However, I had to learn a hard lesson about shallow dof. I shot a phot at 2.8 o two people standing side by side. One was in sharp focus the other was blurry with only a few inches difference from camera. Tamron DOF seems narrow that Sigma but Sigma give a more dramtic broke.

How does distance from camera play a role in broke affect. When shooting with Tamron I am closer to subject. Any suggestions?

Shot with Sigma 70-200 f2.8 from abut 50ft. "Man I love this lens"

PS - these are all completely unedited, exactly as they came off camera.


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Old Feb 21, 2005, 6:01 AM   #15
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Shot with Sigma 70-200 f2.8 from abut 50ft. "Man I love this lens"
You would love the 120-300 f/2.8 even more!
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...99&forum_id=65
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...c.php?id=30682
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... If you like to shoot outdoor portrait (or fashion) this lens is a must have!
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 10:48 PM   #16
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Hey Thanks Again NHL, you are right that looks like a good lens to have. Is there any advantaget to switching my newly purchased 70-200 EX for the newer 70-200 EX DG? I only have a film digital camera now, but I would like to also get a flim camera instead of upgrading my Drebel to 20D.


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Funny you should say that, NHL.... really wasn't thinking about using the 120-300 as a portrait lens BUT when I was testing it out last Saturday I did take a test shot just to see what the bokeh would be like! :lol:

Remember this was just a test shot, spur of the moment thing... ISO3200, f3.5 fully zooomed to 300mm... cleaned up with Neat Image...

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NHL,

are the 120-300 2.8and/or the 100-300 4.0 going to be converted to DG with theothersthis year??
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I just purchased a Sigma 70-200 EX, should I be planing on taking this back and ordering the new DG series? I stayed way from EF-S lens so I could also shoot with film camera. Are the DG lens the same as EF-S if not are their advantages over currnet EX lens?

PS - Mr_Saginaw nice shot, espeacially for 320 ISO amazing. Is that the Sigma Lens NHL suggested?
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Yeah, it's the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 EX... Still can't believe the wife agreed to it's purchase.... gosh, I love that woman! :G
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