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POLL: "Vote for your Favorite Wildlife Zoom lens"
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6[color=red]L[/color] IS
1249
47.7%
EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
116
4.4%
EF 70-300mm f/5.6[color=green]DO[/color] IS
77
2.9%
EF 70-200mm f/2.8[color=red]L[/color] IS (or non IS)
402
15.3%
EF 70-200mm f/4[color=red]L[/color] IS (or non IS)
246
9.4%
Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX HSM
65
2.5%
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 EX HSM
165
6.3%
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX HSM
71
2.7%
Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX HSM
33
1.3%
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX HSM
47
1.8%
Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX OS
28
1.1%
Tamron SP AF200-500MM F/5-6.3 Di LD
37
1.4%
SIGMA 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM
10
0.4%
SIGMA 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
64
2.4%
SIGMA 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 EX DG OS HSM
9
0.3%

2347 voters, 2619 votes given (any choice choices can be voted per member)). VOTING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
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Nov 06, 2006 10:42 |  #61

Yep, that's why I asked that question. Max Aperture helps with AF - in low light f/5.6 max can make things very difficult. Motion blur from action can be overcome by setting a higher ISO, but you can only go so high and it does not help AF. Camera shake can be overcome by IS. A fast AF can help with action that is very fast.

I do not consider the 100-400 to be all that great with AF speed or low-light. But the 70-200 is probably too short for football, and the 300 f/4 may be too long for close shots. Now if you had 2 cameras the combo would be excellent for field sports...


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Nov 06, 2006 10:59 |  #62

Don't forget to look at the first post in this thread for a link to the -=TOP Ten=- Sports event lenses and other top ten lists.


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Jan 27, 2008 23:39 |  #63

Bump, the 100-400mm is slipping, it's no longer more than half..

there has to be thousands of newer members that haven't voted


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Jan 28, 2008 00:42 |  #64

I know that 100 to 400 is widely used by many members on this forum; but I just cannot say enough good things about the Bigma. I can tell you that I have been out with a couple of friends who have 300 and 400 L series primes; and both were jealous of the shots that I got with my hand held Bigma!


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Apr 11, 2008 12:26 |  #65

100-400mm lost another half percentage point (down to 48.61%)

What will happen when we add the new SIGMA OS Zooms? (very soon, someone remind me when they are available :)


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Apr 11, 2008 12:35 |  #66

Please let's have a new Poll and let's have people vote who have owned the stuff they vote for and are willing to recommend for wildlife and birdy shooting.


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Apr 11, 2008 12:43 |  #67

And how would we vet those votes? ( Or invigilate, but I hate that word)

The only option to vet the votes puts all impetus on the individuals reading the poll, ie: make it public and then people can research who voted and judge fro themselves if they were qualified to there own criteria.

This is exactly what we have done with these polls, but there is no way to prevent people from voting for whatever they want to.


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Apr 11, 2008 12:49 |  #68

Agreed ... and a clear request would help people realise. Ya know what the lens forum is like. People recommending stuff that they saw someone else recommending, who in turn heard from someone that something was better than something else ;-)a


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Apr 11, 2008 14:10 |  #69

When do the 2 new Sigmas get added to this list?


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Apr 11, 2008 14:49 |  #70

As no one could have used them yet it would be contrary to the concept to have people voting for them now.. so when someone says " I have the 150-500mm and would like it to be added to the list " :)


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Apr 11, 2008 15:43 |  #71

OK, maybe the 100-400 L is the way I will go next instead of the 70-200mm... geez!


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Apr 11, 2008 16:55 |  #72

I have the 100-400L is a fair lens but it could ba alot better.


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Apr 13, 2008 06:33 |  #73

First of all Im still quite new to this photography lark but try to use my camera as much as possible.
I voted the EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM as thats what i have but as we all know its a cheaper lens, so far Ive been quite pleased with it and I think the bad pictures i had the other day of a heron out of my hotel room window were down to me camera movement but now I have a tripod so hopefully should overcome momement now I used it at stonehenge on a tripod yesterday and the pics were much clearer.

I can see the 100-400 is a winner on the pole and people also liking the 70 200 with IS.

People on this thread have said about using 1.4x & 2x TC on these lense, surely that affects you picture quality?

Im not looking to upgrade yet, but what is the best way to go on a 40D hoping to get an upgrade befoe my next safari September 2010. Ive also heard the Tamron 200-500 is a good lens but dont know much about Tamron lenses.

Sorry if I waffled on a bit in a vote poll :lol:


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Apr 13, 2008 09:29 |  #74

I think the minimum focal lenght for wildlife should be 300mm at the very least.


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Apr 25, 2008 14:39 as a reply to  @ CountryBoy's post |  #75

gasrocks wrote in post #5308659 (external link)
When do the 2 new Sigmas get added to this list?

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #5308903 (external link)
As no one could have used them yet it would be contrary to the concept to have people voting for them now.. so when someone says " I have the 150-500mm and would like it to be added to the list " :)

I'm actually getting more and more anxious, I really want to get a new version of this up, but we HAVE to wait untill we get some of the new SIGMA's in peoples hands, we don;t want just another run for the 100-400mm.

I think we might also want to break the next round into two cost categories.

We can put all the 70/100-300mm zooms all in one poll, (ie: let the SIGMA APO and new Canon IS duke it out)

And save the other Poll for the 400mm and up, with exceptions only where aperture size dictates, ie: 100-300mm f/4 gets in and 200mm f/2.8's because of there comparable range and aperture with T-cons.


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