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Just ordered

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Marik, 8 May 2006.

  1. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 102

    my new lens!

    sigma 70-200 f/2.8 \o/
     
  2. nolimit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,446

    Location: London

    hope you like it. the x1.4 TC is must have.
     
  3. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 102

    Yeah, gonna play first, then i will eventually get one :d
     
  4. Sleepyd

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 696

    Excellent, now work on the bulk required to carry it around all day :p :p ;)
     
  5. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 102

    haha

    /me goes down the gym
     
  6. wunkley

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,026

    Location: Yancashire

    He hey, you did it then.

    How much did you get it for and where from - give a hint if you can't say direct ;)
     
  7. dod

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,900

    Location: Inverness

    You'll love it :D
     
  8. wunkley

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,026

    Location: Yancashire

    (I've got this lens too by the way - few days ago and am thinking of getting a teleconverter) Would you recommend a 1.4 over a 2x converter you think? I know you lose a few f stops with a 2x but is 1.4 really worth it as it only very slightly increases the zoom...?
     
  9. nolimit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,446

    Location: London

    the x1.4 TC gives you 100-400mm on 1.5 crop
    you will retain the auto focus with the x1.4 . also less image quality loss.

    In the near future I'l sell my 70-200 and get the 100-300 and use it with the x1.4 TC.
     
    Last edited: 8 May 2006
  10. Euge

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 289

    Location: Ireland

    Not true
    The 1.4 gives a magnification of 98mm to 280. The 1.5 crop factor applied to this range of focal lengths then changes the angle of view to the equivalent of a 147mm to 420 mm zoom. The crop factor only affects the angle of view not the magnification
     
  11. DRZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 6,877

    Location: In the top 1%

    But with the relative increase in resolution that goes with it, it is tantamount to the same thing. Should you crop further, your pixels per inch can take a hit and still retain the same detail as a full frame sensor of the same resolution.
     
  12. Marik

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 102

    I didn't get it from HK