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User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Hi, I'm probably going to be purchasing a Canon Digital Rebel soon. I'll need to get a lens and was wondering how Sigma's were, compared to Canon's. Also if anyone has any info about Cameta Camera it would be greatly appreciated.

-PJ

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Sigma makes magnificent lenses, especially their highend series.

While the best Canon lenses are better than the best Sigmas, Sigma will usually give you a better lens for the same money.

Get you the 135-400, the 170-500 or the 50-500 and you'll have a lens of a quality that would set you back twice as much or more had it the name Canon printed on it.
Stay away from their low-end 70-300 lenses, they're not much good.



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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

As with most things, you get what you pay for. Find the quality Sigma lenses and you will probably be happy. As Jwent...pointed out above, the 170-500 is a nice lens for a reasonable price, but be careful and read up on them before you buy.

User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Excuse me but the 75-300 USM lenses (the 250 euros one) one of the best, if not THE best 75-300 in its pricerange. Ask anyone who uses or used it. Glenn Stewart, Luis Rosa, Ben Pritchard, myself and many others are/were very happy with it. (some of the above use the IS version, but thats basically the same lens) Ok it is not L glas, and you get what you pay for, but you get a hell of a lot when you buy that one.

EDIT: I now see you might mean that the lower end Sigma 70-300s are no good. if thats the case then you are correct  Smile

Wietse

[Edited 2003-11-02 10:16:43]


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Hi all,

Don't over looks the Sigma EX 100-300mm f4.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=103

I have used it for about 4 months now and love it, I wouldnt change it for anything else in it's category

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

How about the Sigma 50-500mm? It has pretty nice reviews but I wanted to hear from you guys. I may try to pick one up (or save up more for the 70-200 f/2.8L)...


MIA777
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Hey,

I have some example pictures on the queue taken with the 75-300 III, too bad I can't show them yet  Big grin

-Joge



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

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