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7D and The Bigma ?

 
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Oct 09, 2009 11:17 |  #1

I am thinking of getting the 7D. I will keep the 30D and give the Xt to my great-nephew As far as lens go, I'm happy with what I have and don't plan to replace any of them.

But I would like to have a birding/wildlife lens. I was thinking of one of the following ones, Canon 300mm f/4L IS , 400mm 5.6L . I was even thinking about giving the 100-400mm another try. Maybe even the Sigma 150-500mm, but i'm not really sold on this one yet.

But i'm not going to pay the prices Canon are charging now. I could , but I won't !! And i'm not going to pay new prices for a used Canon lens.

But I've seen used Bigma going around $650 , which is not bad. In the winter I shoot out of my blind a lot, using a tripod. So i was thinking going this route and when the prices get back to normal. Sell it and get one of the above lens.

Or I could just keep using the 100-300mm f/4 with a tc, for awhile longer. It doesn't do a bad job.

Any thoughts


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Oct 09, 2009 11:34 |  #2

I'd say it will be either the EF 400/5.6 if you ae leaning toward hand held work mostly, or the SIgma 150-500 OS if you don't mind a monopod, tripod.


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Oct 09, 2009 11:51 |  #3

I reckon the Sigma 150-500 offers excellent value for money and good IQ for birding.

A 7D will be my next purchase, I can't wait to see how the Siggy performs on that.


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