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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

 
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Sep 19, 2010 18:24 |  #31

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The mk1 is definitely softer at f2.8 than 4. About 10% according to photozone and slrgear.

At some point, the mk1 is going to not be available new. And so then you have the choice of a used Canon lens or a brand new Sigma lens. I would imagine the IS unit is better in the Sigma as well.(Canon one is a bit dated). I would also imagine the price will settle a bit lower over time much like the non-OS sigmas. So that's the choice. A used Canon vs a new Sigma with what looks like similar real-world performance.

Theres also the color question, as I point out a lot I really dont like white lenses personally..they grab too much attention and reflect more light than black ones...

Thats why i really was hoping for this lens to be closer to the Mk2 Canon, not necessarily as good, but damn close to it...or at least a few hundred less...


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Sep 20, 2010 01:19 |  #32

70mm, f/3.5, 1/1600 sec. ISO 400. Shot through glass

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70mm, f/3.5, 1/1000 sec. ISO 400. Shot through glass.
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128mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec. ISO 400. Shot through glass.
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200mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec. ISO 400
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200mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec. ISO 200
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112mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec. ISO 400
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137mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec. ISO 1600
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Sep 25, 2010 02:43 |  #33

70mm, f/4, 1/200 sec. ISO 100

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200mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec. ISO 200
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168mm, f/3.5, 1/400 sec. ISO 400
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70mm, f/4, 1/2500 sec. ISO 100
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70mm, f/3.5, 1/1250 sec. ISO 100
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Sep 25, 2010 02:50 as a reply to  @ placidbabe's post |  #34

^- Ok, Back on my wishlist now


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Sep 25, 2010 02:55 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #35

I've shot the Canon Mark I a couple of times and this lens is definitely just as good, if not better. At 200mm it may be better, but it is hard for me to say having not actually used the lens myself. I wasn't even considering it after reading the first review, but now it's back on my list. I think that the canon Mark II is a little better, but once the price settles down on this one it should make a great alternative.


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Sep 28, 2010 07:07 |  #36

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My situation in buying this lens was obviously a little different from you folks in the US. The price difference was a little more substantial. (Grrr lol)

If you're in a situation where the price difference between the sigma and the canon Mrk II is $1400, I would definitely recommend this lens. It would be worth it to seriously consider it in your options.

If you live in the US and the price difference is only $500, there is no way I could recommend this lens. If it means saving up another 2 more months to buy the canon, do it. The sigma has flaws, as mentioned in the reviews, and you'll be kicking yourself wondering why you just didn't throw an extra $500 in Canons direction. That lens looks like a winner.

Having said that, I'm enjoying this lens so far.
Hopefully I'll be off to the Zoo tomorrow. We'll see if I still have the same feelings towards the lens after that :lol:

I wasn't trying to imply anything negative about this lens. I think it looks pretty nice, especially you're zoo pics!

Considering Abe's has this lens for $1529.10 and the Canon mk2 for $2284.90, a savings of $755.80, I don't think that's bad. And used Canon MK1's go for a little less than a new Sigma with a warranty. I think the trade is not so bad.

If anyone is interested, BH has a used (9+) Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS for $1399
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70_200mm_f_2_8_​EX_DG.html (external link)

If I had the money I would buy it! :rolleyes:


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Sep 28, 2010 09:12 |  #37

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If I had the money I would buy it! :rolleyes:

Me too. Good eye!


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Sep 28, 2010 09:34 |  #38

rjx wrote in post #10992632 (external link)
I wasn't trying to imply anything negative about this lens. I think it looks pretty nice, especially you're zoo pics!

Considering Abe's has this lens for $1529.10 and the Canon mk2 for $2284.90, a savings of $755.80, I don't think that's bad. And used Canon MK1's go for a little less than a new Sigma with a warranty. I think the trade is not so bad.

If anyone is interested, BH has a used (9+) Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS for $1399
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70_200mm_f_2_8_​EX_DG.html (external link)

If I had the money I would buy it! :rolleyes:

Whaaat? its listed at $1799 at Abe's like everywhere else?


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Sep 28, 2010 17:24 |  #39

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Whaaat? its listed at $1799 at Abe's like everywhere else?

It's $1699 + 10% off instant savings code AALOYAL


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Nov 21, 2010 23:20 as a reply to  @ rjx's post |  #40

Not really any action in here. For those that are considering this lens check this out. Here (external link)

At current new prices, I would go Canon. Once this lens drops or starts to enter the used market at cheaper prices I think I will jump on it.


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Nov 21, 2010 23:22 |  #41

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Not really any action in here. For those that are considering this lens check this out. Here (external link)

At current new prices, I would go Canon. Once this lens drops or starts to enter the used market at cheaper prices I think I will jump on it.

indeed, Too expensive for its performance in relation to the mk2...


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Dec 07, 2010 08:49 |  #42

$1350 @ B&H here: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …~2010-_-Red_Zone-_-689577 (external link)

Thinking this may be a nice Christmas present for myself...


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Dec 07, 2010 14:48 |  #43

That looks like it's the price for a new lens. I see nothing about it being used, refurbished, gray market or a demo. :shock:


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Dec 07, 2010 14:53 |  #44

Now thats MUCH better price wise! $100 less and I think thats where is should be at! :D
I still cant find anything of it against the canon v1


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Dec 07, 2010 16:32 as a reply to  @ Combatmedic870's post |  #45

It's the same price on amazon as well. I would probably pick one up if I had the money right now.


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