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Jun 26, 2012 15:03 |  #1

I have about £900 ish to spend on a lens and i am torn between

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM or the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L USM

gonna be shooting portraits and helping out at weddings with this which would you pick, one has "is" the other doesnt one seems to be made better argghhh help


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Jun 26, 2012 15:20 |  #2

Canon




  
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Jun 26, 2012 15:23 |  #3

Reasons for a canon non is?


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Jun 26, 2012 16:26 |  #4

When was the last time you saw someone serious using the Sigma?




  
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Jun 26, 2012 19:53 as a reply to  @ Cesium's post |  #5

Canon hands down. You will really notice the difference at about 115mm and up.


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Jun 26, 2012 20:23 |  #6

Cesium wrote in post #14635761 (external link)
When was the last time you saw someone serious using the Sigma?

I guess that is similar to saying - when was the last time you saw someone serious using a xxD camera or a Rebel? I mean, if you were a pro, you would not use anything less than a 1D series, period! I guess you feel the same way about Tamron's, Tokina's, and even Zeiss ...


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Jun 26, 2012 22:38 as a reply to  @ wayne.robbins's post |  #7

another vote for canon love mine


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Jun 26, 2012 22:39 |  #8

Get the Canon - and a monopod if you're worried about using a slow shutter.


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Jun 26, 2012 23:31 |  #9

Note that there are currently two Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses on the new market, and a Tamron version with the same basic specification, along with the two Sigmas. This is what happens when the less-expensive non-stabilized Sigma lens (external link) is used to create images.

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The main advantage with the Sigma and Tamron lenses in this range is that their prices allow the purchaser to keep moremoney in their own pocket. That's an important factor for the person who must spend their own money.



  
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Jun 26, 2012 23:37 |  #10

DC Fan wrote in post #14637638 (external link)
... This is what happens when the less-expensive non-stabilized Sigma lens (external link) is used to create images. .... .

Just think how much sharper and how better contrast those pictures would have had with a Canon lens :);)


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Jun 26, 2012 23:46 |  #11

Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS over the Canon 70-200 2.8 (both IS and non)

Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II over the Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS


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Jun 27, 2012 00:06 |  #12

You can find the 70-200 used for that price.......Mine was used for 2 football games and she said it was too heavy to carry....My gain..




  
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Jun 27, 2012 21:29 |  #13

You won't go wrong with either in terms of image quality. As some have pointed out, you'll save a bundle of money with the Sigma.

The Sigma is more subtle in appearance, the beige Canon attracts attention - sometimes good, sometimes not so good.

The Sigma seems to have more reports of focus needing adjustment for front or back focus - make sure you check and send for warranty repair early on.

I have the Canon because I got it used for a very reasonable price.




  
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Jun 28, 2012 05:34 |  #14

^^^ I think Robertro is mistaken. Rarely do I hear about issues with the Sigma 70-200 OS ( the latest version ). Overall, as a whole, issues with Sigmas tend to be with specific lenses- with a number of models that are rarely discussed as having issues with them. Arguably, the Sigma lens that gets the most flack is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Some of the older models of the Sigma 70-200 had issues with certain camera models - much older lenses I might add. Personally, I'd take the newer versions because they have Optical Stabilization ( equivalent or better than the Canon IS ) and improved optics of the later designs. At 4 years, in the USA, they also have a much longer warranty than Canon's meager 1 year warranty.


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Jun 28, 2012 07:03 |  #15

Cesium wrote in post #14635761 (external link)
When was the last time you saw someone serious using the Sigma?

Ouch.


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