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Lens Ask :canon 70-200 Or Sigma 70-200  
User currently offlineGust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6495 times:

Hi,

which to buy for a 10D ,the canon 70-200/f2.8 L USM without IS
with IS is out of my price range.
or Sigma 70-200/2,8 AF EX IF HSM APO.
Thanks for help.

grt,






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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6330 times:
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If you don't mind spending some xtra cash, go for the Canon, it's simply the best you can get.

Tim



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6306 times:

Gust,
You decided against the 35-350?  Smile


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

Might as well save yourself some more money and buy the 70-200mm F/4 L. Its equally as good as the 2.8

User currently offlineGust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

IL76,

for the moment I have only €€€ for the canon/sigma 70-200,later this year I buy the canon 100-400.
The 35-350 is a good lens and very skilful (I saw good airplane photo's of this lens) ,but I think the 70-200 and the 100-400 are sharper.
Thanks for help Tim,and the tip Maiznblu_757

grt,

[Edited 2004-05-05 19:33:25]

User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6285 times:

Yup... The Canon 70-200 is about as good as you can get regarding zoom lenses...
Actually... Isn't the 100-400 (a lot) cheaper than the 70-200/f2.8? How much is the 70-200/2.8 at the moment, round and about?


User currently offlineGust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6261 times:

IL76,

Canon 70-200/f2.8 +- 1100-1200€
Canon 70-200/f2.8 with IS +-1700-1900€
Canon 100-400 +- 1500-1650€
Sigma 70-200/f2.8 +- 800-900€
dependent from wich store you buy it.

grt,


User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

Do you really need the f2.8? If not, save your money and go for the Canon 70-200/f4 L.

EDDL


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

Ahh... So it's the IS which adds most to the price.
€600,- difference for the 70-200...  Wow! That's quite something...
But if I'd have to choose between the Sigma or the Canon, I'd go for the Canon for €200,- extra... I'm sure the Sigma is a very capable lens, but if your spending that amount of money, I'd spent that little bit more on the Canon. After buying my first L-lens last year, I feel like they are definitely worth the extra €'s...  Smile
Eduard


User currently offlineUbidenmark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

I have the Sigma 70-200 f2.8. It's a very capable lens and regularly used by pros, as can often be seen at press conferences.

Optically it's pin sharp with very attractive bokeh. From comparisons I have seen, its colour appears slightly less saturated than the Canon's and its autofocus can be frustratingly slow at time.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6212 times:

Optically it may be fine, but as you said, its more than that. The Canon has some of the fastest autofocus I have ever seen or used.

Wietse



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User currently offlineUbidenmark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

You are quite right, there is no doubt that the Canon 70-200 f2.8 is a superb lens.

All things are relative, of course, and I am merely pointing out that the Sigma is a useful lens at the price. Particularly if its limitations do not impact on the type of use which the owner has in mind for it.


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

yeah yeah guess I am the only one using both lenses quite often and I can tell you there is absolutely no difference in focus speed as long as we are talking about the new Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX(hsm) that is.
The EX is very fast and sharp just forget about the old Sigma's as indeed they were very slow.
It would be nice if people could speak from experience instead of guessing so someone would get the info asked for.
Gust just drop me a line when you come to AMS and I will let you use mine for a day so you can make an objective choice.

Willem



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User currently offlineJeffm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6200 times:

I have a Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX HSM for the D100, and it does not even come close to the 100-100 L IS for my 10d. And that lens is not even a f2.8. I would go with the 2.8 L IS or the non-IS 2.8 over the Sigma.

User currently offlineUbidenmark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6188 times:

I am only speaking from my experience of personal use of the Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX(hsm). I find the autofocus quite ponderous at times.

I don't have the direct Canon equivalent but I do have a couple of other Canon L lenses and they focus much more quickly than the Sigma.

I accept that this is not a straight comparison of apples with apples though.


User currently offlineFireguy274 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6188 times:

I have the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS USM and its incredible. I hear the non IS is even a little sharper...I had the 100-400 USM IS and just sold it...I found myself reaching for the 70-200 time and time again for its sharpness....Artie

User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

I also have the 70-200 2.8 IS and it is a good lens.
I am a little spoilt as i have an above average 100-400L that simply takes exceptionally sharp images and the quality of the two is very high and I am still surprised by there sharpness.
The 70-200 is only slightly better that my 100-400L in the 100-200 range but i am keeping my 400 for its great sharpness at 400mm.
I had read from several reviews prior to getting the 70-200 that the Sigma is also very good for its price.
Some reviews from people who have used both stated they are getting similar quality to the 70-200 2.8 IS.
Its not as good as there 120-300 2.8 which from several pro photag's is their lens of choice over the Canon 300 2.8 .
Having seen some pics from this awesome lens i can see why!!
If you can afford the extra 200 Euro i'd go Canon as well as you will be pretty sure of build etc.
Whethter you want the IS is up to you but it does cost a fair bit more.
Decisions,decisions!!
Dazz



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6126 times:

Go for the canon!!! If you dont buy the best you will always blame the equipment when you don't make the shot! If you buy the best you can only blame yourself!!! lol

Oh and the canon focuses so much faster!!! Beautiful lens!!!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Go for the canon!!! If you dont buy the best you will always blame the equipment when you don't make the shot! If you buy the best you can only blame yourself!!! lol

But a good photographer is not that who has the top notch equipment, but that who can use it, and even more, can take good pictures with a crappy equipment as well!  Laugh out loud

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineGust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

Hi all,

Many thanks for the reply's.
I can read both are very good lenses and accepted each its opinion.
I go for the Canon lens.

For Aviopic : thanks for the offer
For Joge : hope I can see you one of the next weeks at Brussels.this year I had extra work (overtime) and no time for spotting.
For Jeffm : I want to bring in october a visit at DEN.What I read on this forum over DEN sees there that not very good for spotting,what is the situation on this moment or what are the expectations in the next few months ?

grt,


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Gust,

Aren't you (and some other Belgian spotters, perhaps) coming to the Antwerp Aviation Fair tomorrow? It will be from 10 to 16.

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineGust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

Joge,

No,working from 6am - 2pm,I hope you have good weather.

grt,


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