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Stuck in the Sigma world, 100-300, 70-200 + 1.4x?!?

 
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Jun 14, 2006 08:53 |  #1

Sigma Zoom Telephoto 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG IF HSM  (external link)---- $820

OR

Sigma Zoom Telephoto 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM  (external link)------ $750
+
Sigma 1.4X EX DG APO Teleconverter for Canon EOS (external link) -----------$150
=
98mm-280mm f/4 $900


I am really stuck between these 2 setups. If price were no factor, which its really not because it's so close, what would you guys choose? And why? :lol:

Thanks guys.


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Jun 14, 2006 08:55 |  #2

I'd definitely get the 100-300...or just go ahead and splurge and get that 120-300 that's on your wishlist. If the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 is anything like the Canon, its IQ will suffer with a TC.


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Jun 14, 2006 09:29 |  #3

I'd make this decision based on what set up you will need to use more often.

1) A fast f/2.8 Mid telephoto zoom (ie the 70-200mm)

2) A moderately fast Telephoto zoom


If you think you'll be shooting at 300mm more often,. then go for the 100-300mm
If you intend to do more shooting that requires the f/2.8's speed than get that first.

FYI the 100-300mm works very well with the 1.4X T-con too... another reason to chose this lens if your intentions fall more towards the long end of the shooting scale.


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Jun 14, 2006 10:54 |  #4

The 70-200 combo has the edge in versatility of focal length, and speed at 200mm or shorter, with a minor sacrifice in IQ above 200mm. So to echo CDS' statement, it depends on what focal length you'll use most often, along with the possibility of using the 70-200 indoors.


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Jun 14, 2006 12:30 |  #5

How is the IQ on the 120-300?


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Jun 14, 2006 13:47 as a reply to  @ superdiver's post |  #6

superdiver wrote:
How is the IQ on the 120-300?

Stellar!
Better an any of the above combo's - although the 100-300mm comes close :)


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Jun 14, 2006 14:42 as a reply to  @ superdiver's post |  #7

superdiver wrote:
How is the IQ on the 120-300?

Probably the best non-"white" Tele Zoom on the market.

Excellent with convertors too.


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Jun 14, 2006 16:20 |  #8

I am seriously thinking of just waiting a bit, saving a lot, and getting the 120-300 that i really want. Thanks for the help though guys.


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Jun 14, 2006 16:33 as a reply to  @ superdiver's post |  #9

superdiver wrote:
How is the IQ on the 120-300?


Simply amazing. And it can hook up with a 2x TC without losing any appreciable IQ in my experience.


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