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2x Extender Or 50-500mm For Digital Rebel?  
User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 828 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3845 times:
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I am thinking of getting some extra zoom for my 300D and surfing BHPhotoVideo I came to two final options.

A Canon 2x II Extender:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=220457&is=GREY

Or a Sigma Zoom Telephoto 170-500mm:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=192445&is=USA

What would be better? Any recommendations? Any experience with them?
I think there is a big difference regarding price.

Thanks

Juan APM


All Canon! EOS 5D mk III, 8mm, 17-40, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8, 100-400L
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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Which lens are you going to use with the extender??

Hisham.


User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

What lens are you thinking of mounting on the extender..?

Your link is for the 50-500mm, I have a 170-500mm Sigma and it a good lens for the money. It's a little soft wide open so you'd have to close it down a bit. I haven't used mine since I got my Canon 100-400L though.

Chris Muir shoots with a 50-500mm Sigma mounted on a Canon 300D and gets fantastic results out of it.

Ian.



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User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 828 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3812 times:
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I'm planning to use my Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Yes, I meant the Lens on the link. But is the Extender any good?

Juan APM



All Canon! EOS 5D mk III, 8mm, 17-40, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8, 100-400L
User currently offlineRotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

I doubt the converter + 75-300 would work out well. Not only would you loose autofocus, and be stuck with a minimum aperature of something like F11, but the 75-300 is not a "professional" lens and any imperfections would become magnified. Many Canon L lenses can't even handle the 2x converter -- the 100-400 for example.

Get a 170-500. I've used one for a while now and think it's an awesome lens. It'd be perfect if it had USM, IS, and a bit wider minimum aperature... but as is, it produces excellent results. Check out Rez Manzoori's stuff if you need an example:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Rez%20Manzoori

And a good sample from me, 1600 pixels wide.


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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

The Canon 2X extender is not compatible with your lens. You can't even attach it to the 75-300...

Hisham.


User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 828 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
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I guess I'll have to go for the sigma glass, might take me a few months to get the money though...!!!

Thanks for your comments guys, as always very helpful. Smile

Juan APM



All Canon! EOS 5D mk III, 8mm, 17-40, 24-105, 70-200 f2.8, 100-400L
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Isn't it difficult, however, to use this lens wide-open and get good results unless you're using a monopod or tripod?


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