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Sigma 120-400 or Canon 100-400? QUICK REPLY NEEDED!

 
antrobus
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Jun 24, 2012 09:25 |  #1

I'm going to Silverstone for the British GP next month and want to know out of these two lenses which should I go for? The Sigma is around £25 cheaper to hire out, but is it any good? Or is the Canon a big step ahead?

Thanks for any replies!


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Jun 24, 2012 12:20 |  #2

Go for the Canon. F4-5.6 so axtra stop of light other the Sigma which you may need depepdnign on the weather.


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Jun 25, 2012 12:48 |  #3

I rented the Canon in the past and I've owned the Sigma for a few years. The Sigma is a good lens. I couldn't see a noticeable difference in the image quality.

There's one big reason to rent the Canon though. The Sigma lens zoom function is reverse to every other lens I've ever used. When I first got it I was always zooming in the wrong direction. You'll get used to it if you own it and use it regularly. I think you'll curse it the first weekend and may miss some shots.

The Canon push/pull is the safer bet for a one-time rental. If the question was regarding purchasing and funds were tight I would recommend the Sigma though.


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Jun 25, 2012 14:35 |  #4

racing-guy wrote in post #14629386 (external link)
The Canon push/pull is the safer bet for a one-time rental. If the question was regarding purchasing and funds were tight I would recommend the Sigma though.

Completely agree with you on thsi.


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