Alright, I just sold my 5D Mark II and put my 300mm f/4 up for sale (for sale thread).
So now I'm looking into my options to enter the 300mm f/2.8 world...
Here are my main contenders:
1. USED Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS
I'd have to pick this one up used as a reasonable price. They do seem to come around the classifieds every once in a while, but not as often as I'd like. Might be a while before I can get that one and we're already 4 games into my sons 14 game soccer season...
2. NEW Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG
For ~$3000, these can be had brand new. Reviews are good and it would be, well, new... Only downside seems to be that it's "not quite" 300mm apparently. And it's not quite what the 300mm L can be - or so I think.
3. NEW NEW Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG
No, I'm not repeating myself. Sigma just announced a new version of their lens with improved IS and IQ:
Not much is known about this lens with the most important missing fact being the price right now. And if I decide to wait for this lens, I run into the "we're in game 4/14" problem again...
So, what do I do?
And for the record, options I am NOT considering:
- Canon 300mm f/2.8
I rented the non-IS version of the 300mm f/2.8 last year and was honestly not that impressed with that lens. CA was a bit heavy and sharpness was good, but not as good as the 300mm f/2.8 IS samples I've seen. If I pay this much for a lens, I'd like to be impressed... Also, I don't want to sing thousands into a lens that Canon no longer supports.
Where to from here?