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Sigma 70-300 APO or Canon 70-200 L

 
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Sep 18, 2008 17:41 as a reply to  @ post 6336177 |  #16

Yay! I just have to find such a good deal for myself now... :(

EDIT: No worries, but if you don't want it do let me know. :D




  
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Sep 18, 2008 18:42 as a reply to  @ roastpuff's post |  #17

Probably a noob question, but how do I use the switch on the lens that switches between 1.2m-infinity and 3m-infinity. I tried to find a manual for the lens on internet but couldn't. Is there one and if so, can you direct me to where it is?


5D l BG-E4 Grip l EF 50 f/1.8 II l EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM l All My Gear

  
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Sep 18, 2008 18:47 as a reply to  @ wongkw's post |  #18

thats just a limiter switch...you use it if your subject is further then 3m away. so when the lens focus it doesnt have to go the entire range and helps the AF even be faster.


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Sep 18, 2008 19:18 |  #19

WOW! I can't believe you found this for that cheap! Enjoy it. Mine is my favorite lens...


Canon EOS 30D * Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 * Canon 70-200mm f/4L

  
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Sep 18, 2008 21:55 |  #20

You will be EXTREMELY happy. I got the sigma last year just before christmas. It was ok, but I never got what I considered a nice sharp shot. I sold it on craigslist for $150. Then a few weeks later, someone had the F4L for sale for roughly your price(a little less, but you got a great deal and I had to buy a chinese tripod ring). I haven't regretted getting the L once. It is on my camera most of the time. I only switched to my 50-1.8 last weekend because my ebay triggers weren't firing from as far away as I needed to be with the L.
Congrats on the great lens.


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Sep 19, 2008 00:22 as a reply to  @ Mr_Bester's post |  #21

I'm very happy with the purchase and I haven't even had a chance to take some good pictures with it yet. I was surprised to find the tripod ring is normally extra with this lens. I looked up the price and went yikes when I saw it was worth $200 and was even happier that it was included. I'll try to take some pictures on the weekend and post them up.


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Sep 19, 2008 00:56 as a reply to  @ wongkw's post |  #22

congratulations! that's a good catch. you're lucky that the seller might be rushing for a new project and he just sold the unit in salvage price. if that's the f/4, yah the ring is purchased separately. you were indeed lucky to have that as freebies.


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