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User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2255 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.


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2235 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.

I wish I were flying
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2217 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 (11 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2218 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


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

Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Hi all,

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


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 (11 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2156 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)...

User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2119 times:


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


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2110 times:


Canon 75-300mm III

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