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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by NforceSFF, 10 Nov 2007.

  1. NforceSFF

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    What is this like? i'm on a budget and dont want to make a wrong choice :(

    any help, opinions kindlt taken will be using it on a 400D and ive currently only got the lenses kit that came with it
     
  2. ScarySquirrel

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    Geat budget telephoto lens. Here are some images I took with mine, I am by no means a good photographer though so I expect you can get some better shots :)

    Anyway, here are the pics:

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  3. NforceSFF

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    thanks for the shots i think i may just go for it! ive read the good and bad points but like ive said unfortunatly my budget isnt gonna get bigger:mad:
    And with a snowboarding trip coming up its needed asap
     
  4. MichaelHo

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    am thinking of a telephoto lens for my 400D too, how much are you getting it for?
     
  5. NforceSFF

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    well a certain high street store currently has it for £129.99 with a voucher code for £10 off i also have £40 worth of vouchers for said store.
    they may charge more but i can pickup today etc
     
  6. iGiDK

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    Make sure you get the APO

    There are two variants, and the APO has the better optics

    Just had a quick look online, and your High St store is charging a fortune for that lens if they're selling it for £129.99
     
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  7. NforceSFF

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    nvm
     
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  8. iGiDK

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    Would be happy to help you dude, but just had a look at the forum faq and I think doing that is against the rules
     
  9. 33L

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    |I sampled the lens in the store but found it to be a tad slow on focusing. Not nocking its ability but might just be a thought to try it out before comiting yourself - I have just waited and saving up for the 70-300mm IS USM by canon.
     
  10. Scam

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    I have the APO version and its a great lens for the price. I've posted a fair few shots from it on these forums if you search (my site is currently down).

    If you're finding it a bit hard to distinguish an APO from a non-APO, i believe the APO has the thin red ring around it.
     
  11. Fireblade2K4

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    Only thing I have found with mine is that the images can be a little soft at 300mm, other than that it is a quality lens for what it costs.

    Stu
     
  12. ::: CooliceT ::

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    have alook on thebay there is a japan seller offering it quite cheaply under £99 ;)

    where I got mine from, check my site for photo's.
    its a good lens, worth getting :)

    specially on a budget.