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Jul 22, 2009 14:27 |  #211

Man...I wish I got this when it was cheaper. I'd sell the 70-200...


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Sep 09, 2009 13:14 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #212

I am interested in this lens for soccer, with a 1.4 teleconverter. I have seen action shots posted with this lens that looked very good. Now my question is how much does AF suffer when using this lens with a 1.4 converter in AI Servo mode?




  
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Sep 10, 2009 09:17 |  #213

Sibil wrote in post #8612856 (external link)
I am interested in this lens for soccer, with a 1.4 teleconverter. I have seen action shots posted with this lens that looked very good. Now my question is how much does AF suffer when using this lens with a 1.4 converter in AI Servo mode?

Check this out .

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=750041


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Sep 10, 2009 11:41 |  #214

Great thread and just what I wanted to see. The hunt is on for a used 100-300 :D




  
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Sep 11, 2009 14:22 as a reply to  @ Sibil's post |  #215

As some of you may know, I managed to buy back the 100-300 I sold 2 years ago. I knew I missed it, but I forgot just how special this lens is. I'm currently using it with the Sigma 1.4x TC for soccer and I'm psyched about the results. I own the 300 f/4 IS, which is a great lens, and the 100-300 f/4 holds its own for a zoom. :)

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Sep 13, 2009 16:33 |  #216

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Sep 19, 2009 04:51 |  #217

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A few reasons, the way I see it.

Sigma gives me a flexible range, 100 to 300mm, rather than just 300. It's a bit sharper at its sweet spot than Canon 300 f/4L. It costs almost $200 less, and it's BLACK..!! (I am not a fan of white lens.)

Correct me, someone, anyone, if I am wrong.

Having said that, Canon 300 f/4 L does look very enticing. And it has IS. Hmm..!!

whats the sweet spot on this baby?


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Sep 19, 2009 13:12 |  #218

seems like a great lens, just picked a copy up at ebay for 650 dollars!! I hope its worth it!!!


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Sep 19, 2009 15:11 |  #219

zincozinco wrote in post #8671789 (external link)
seems like a great lens, just picked a copy up at ebay for 650 dollars!! I hope its worth it!!!

That's a good price . If it's been taken care of and AF is fine , no doubt it's worth it. But buying used , you do take a chance on any lens.


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Sep 19, 2009 15:58 |  #220

Im guessing some one had it and it was maybe not so good in focus, why else such a low price, i might have to send it to sigma for calibration, but still the closest i got was 750 euros this turned out at around 441 euros.....


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Sep 19, 2009 16:05 as a reply to  @ zincozinco's post |  #221

Another speedway shot earlier today, f9 1/640th iso400

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Sep 19, 2009 16:10 |  #222

great shot!! Now im just waiting...


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Sep 19, 2009 16:18 |  #223

zincozinco wrote in post #8672356 (external link)
great shot!! Now im just waiting...

Thanks, there's plenty more at the link below - use this lens regularly for speedway photos.

My only criticism would be that it's not quite so good in low'ish light - but produces excellent images given the right conditions - judge for yourself.

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Sep 19, 2009 17:04 |  #224

Nice shoots on your page! Im sure im going o be happy with im shooting golf... :)


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Oct 23, 2009 07:22 as a reply to  @ post 3908246 |  #225

I thought I'll ask the folks who use this lens.

Does anyone use a shorter hood with this lens (on a crop body)?

The OEM hood is very long.




  
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