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Sigma 70-200mm 2.8?

 
Michelle ­ Davies
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Nov 18, 2007 14:18 |  #1

Does anyone own this lens? If so what is/was your opinion of it? I have heard both good and bad and really want some more opinions...maybe some pictures also? Thanks!




  
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Nov 18, 2007 16:51 |  #2

Check the lens archive. Seems to be an excellent lens, but the FL is a little strange for my tastes (with a crop camera).


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Nov 18, 2007 17:18 as a reply to  @ Tony-S's post |  #3

Hi

I have one and have used it a fair amount. Mainly for motorsport use at the places you are fairly close to the track. Quick focusing and light (well, very light compared to 120-300 f2.8 lense).

While the Canon equivalent seems to get reviews as being a bit better, the Canon is also substantially more expensive.

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Nov 18, 2007 17:52 |  #4

I have one and love it. It shoots very sharp pics and the lens is very well constructed


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Nov 18, 2007 18:00 |  #5

I think it's a great lens for the price. I have the older non DG non macro version. There are three versions of this lens on the market. The current one being sold new is the 70-200 f/2.8 EX DG Macro. Most consider the previous version (the non Macro) to be the best of the three. I have the oldest version.

I love it for zoo trips and general wildlife photography. I also like it when I go to the park with my daughter. I'm assuming it will be great for sports photography as she gets older too.

But as with any telephoto you have to know what you are doing with it and what you are capable of. For me, I can't hand hold a lens worth a darn. My hands shake too much. So I have to follow the 1/focal length rule very carefully. If I'm at 200mm, the shutter speed has to be 1/(200*1.6) or 1/320 second or faster. If I don't do this, I will inevitably end up with poor pictures.


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Nov 18, 2007 19:23 as a reply to  @ Layston's post |  #6

thanks so much for the responses! i really appreciate the time and effort to reply. i am really leaning heavily towards getting this lens....thanks again!




  
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Nov 18, 2007 20:13 |  #7

I borrowed one from a friend for a few days, nice build and sharp pics just wish it had IS


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Nov 18, 2007 21:28 |  #8

my copy of this lense is excellent very sharp....i have the dg version.


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Nov 18, 2007 21:55 |  #9

Never heard of it. Sounds like crap. You should only buy L's and nothing else.


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Nov 18, 2007 22:07 |  #10

_aravena wrote in post #4342242 (external link)
Never heard of it. Sounds like crap.

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Anyway, I have this lens and I absolutely love it. Everything is good about it: IQ, build quality, focuses quick and silent, etc.) The Canon seems to be more popular, but I think the Sigma is an excellent alternative for the price. The photozone.de test said it is sharper at some focal lengths than the Canon version.




  
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Nov 18, 2007 22:28 |  #11

Used both the sigma and canon equivalent with IS. The canon is better, but not enough to warrant the price difference which was the reason for my buying one.




  
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Nov 18, 2007 22:51 |  #12

I just noticed you wanted some sample pics, so I thought I might share one I took today.

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Nov 18, 2007 23:08 |  #13
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I use the one we have at work for the school's yearbook shots. It's a great lens for field sports.



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Nov 19, 2007 17:43 as a reply to  @ liza's post |  #14

wow! what a picture! thanks for sharing that! truly beautiful. and thanks for all the replies...i'm getting closer and closer to clicking the "buy" button!




  
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Nov 19, 2007 17:50 as a reply to  @ Michelle Davies's post |  #15

I took my first and only wildlife shots at a local safari park with the sigma 70-200.. its a great lens.. see here for mine https://photography-on-the.net …202604&highligh​t=knowsley


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