tuttifrutti wrote in post #6218057Hi guys,
New UK DSLR convert here...
I cannot make my mind up between the two lens below:
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens or Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM Lens
I'll admit i'm a total newbe to DSLR and i'll be purchasing a Canon 40D and a Sigma 17-70 lens aswell. I am after a lens to cover this range and have more or less decided on one of the two so am after opinions.
I've looked through the archives for both lens and of course everyone swears by their lens and i've seen some wonderful examples for both. Would really appreciate a bit of guidance. The price isn't an issue up to the value of the Canon one, just what's gonna suit me better. Is the IS the be all and end all to help a starter out, is the Canon lens that much sharper being an "L"... it's a little dliemna which I need your help on please.
What are you shooting and where? Sports indoors, outdoors on a sunny day? Family events....
I have the Siggy 70-200 2.8 and I love it. Sure sent it in for calibration, had the lens back in 5 -7 days. Also get a longer warranty on the Sigma than you do on the Canon I believe.
Try both, and shoot the lights out with them in all conditions. just pick a store that has a liberal return policy.
I shoot all Sigma lenses and I am very happy with the choices I made, you need to decide what works for you and your shooting style. There really is no right answer. You have to decide for yourself.
For me, it is all about speed. I want the fastest lenses possible (in my $$$ range) for my boys growth in their sports, f4 will not cut it in a gym when they are wrestling or playing under the lights.
Does not matter how "sharp" the lens is or the IQ, if the light is not there, it is tough to grab a photo.
I am not saying anything against the Canon lens, but you will get more in low light with a 2.8, Sigma or Canon than the f4. Especially if you need to bump up the iso.
Speed is what I was after.....and the price of the Sigma was in "my" budget. Would love a Canon, but cannot afford it. And don't think I need it.