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KenjiS wrote in post #10950256external link
Actually, hate to say it but the 100-400 is pretty "OK" now..Not stellar, not terrible, But not really as class leading as it was

The Sony 70-400 is better optically, and the new 50-500 OS from Sigma easily matches it optically, if not exceeds it from what I've seen and offers wider/longer coverage and a nice black finish for the same cost..

But it is bigger & heavier .....[ducks for cover]:cool: The Canon, dispite its age fits a niche perfectly : travel/walkabout zoom with damn good IQ, and they sell so many they have not seen fit to update it as yet.

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Sigma 120-300 2.8 DG OS!

I figured one day Sigma would take the next step and put OS on the 120-300 2.8, but I had no idea when...until NOW.

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What a killer do all telephoto lens this is going to be!

I swear, if I was in the market for a 300mm f/2.8 prime,. I would be all over this.

Maybe when i win the lottery! ;)

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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #10951306external link
What a killer do all telephoto lens this is going to be!

Along with a lot of people's credit limits!

And here I was looking at a used 120-300 2.8...but I don't think I'm going to be able to touch THIS puppy at $3500!

Damn, I want this one!

Sigma's not playing any more, are they? Is Canon willing to concede the entire super telephoto zoom space? Sure looks like it...

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Looks good!!!
My existing 120-300 has taken a beating, but is still optically awesome.

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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #10948954external link
YES!!!

Thank you SIGMA for listening.. even if you took you too long...

...so let's see the new 100-300mm f/4 and 300-800mm f/5.6

If they do , I have the old version for sell :D !

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DeaconG wrote in post #10951340external link
Along with a lot of people's credit limits!

And here I was looking at a used 120-300 2.8...but I don't think I'm going to be able to touch THIS puppy at $3500!

Damn, I want this one!

Sigma's not playing any more, are they? Is Canon willing to concede the entire super telephoto zoom space? Sure looks like it...

I guess Canon still has the 'portable' option in the 100-400L, which, despite its shortcomings, makes an ideal walkaround supertele as part of a non-wildlife-specific kit. But, for safaris, it looks like the Sigma with a TC, on either a 1D4 or 7D body, is the way to go.

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Shadowblade wrote in post #10951699external link
I guess Canon still has the 'portable' option in the 100-400L, which, despite its shortcomings, makes an ideal walkaround supertele as part of a non-wildlife-specific kit. But, for safaris, it looks like the Sigma with a TC, on either a 1D4 or 7D body, is the way to go.

Not to mention , a killer sports lens :lol:!

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JoeyBowman wrote in post #10949572external link
I would think that the price of the 120-300 would still be competitive to the Canon 300mm 2.8 IS II If not lower.

B&H sells the current non-OS for $3000, and the Canon 300 f2.8 IS for $4500. This new OS version is going to sell about $4000 at B&H. Sigma jacked up their new OS 70-200 f2.8 something like $900 over their most recent non-OS DG version. They are pricing their lenses higher and higher. But with this new 120-300 OS having 4-stops, zoom, allegedly prime like IQ, their fluorite-like glass elements, etcetera, for some the $4000 price will be justified.

I'd like to see a new Canon 300 F4 L IS II USM with 4-5 stops IS and updated ring USM unit.

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CountryBoy wrote in post #10951739external link
Not to mention , a killer sports lens :lol:!

And airshows...graduations​...conventions...

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Sweet mother of Jesus a 120-300 f2.8 OS with weather sealing? All we need to know is the price now... also that 150mm f2.8 OS macro looks tempting!

Edit... I feel like having this as a sticky we are getting less traffic than we would other wise, people have a nasty habit of overlooking stickies.

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If it takes a 2xTC as well as the Canon prime I am sold....wont need the 200-400 neither :)

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This is the first lens (or anything else hobby related) that has made me consider looking for a moonlighting job to pay for it.

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Maybe this will be the time to grab a non-OS 120-300 at a good price :) Perfect for Fall Sports

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