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Sigma 1.4x Converter With Rebel  
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Does anyone use this converter with sigma 70-200 and Rebel? Could you share your opinion? I've heard that there may be some problems. The question is to buy or not to buy.

thanks
Daniel

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User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

I used the 1.4x with the 70-200 f2.8 albeit with a Canon D60 with no problems whatsoever !

it still remains auto focus and pin sharp , with no visible loss of quality at all , and the lens then runs at F4

hope that helps

Tony

[Edited 2004-11-29 07:08:38]

User currently offlineUa935 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2231 times:

Hi Daniel,

Do a search on my name in the photos section, Simon Gregory.

I have a number of shots uploaded using the 70-200 F2.8 EX HSM and the 1.4x EX converter. I am very happy with the results.

Regards Simon



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

1.4 works fine on the 70-200 2.0 is crap though very soft at the longer reaches so beware.

Paul


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

1.4 works fine on the 70-200 2.0 is crap though very soft at the longer reaches so beware.

They both work fine Daniel, even stacked on top of each other.
Don't know where Paul's statement is coming from but it might because he is using Nikon and i have seen earlier topics where Nikon users were not happy with the Sigma combo.
On your Canon though it is absolutely no problem at all although i would not try a Canon 70-200 on a Sigma tc and v.v.

Here are some examples for which i used a Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX(hsm) combined with a 2.0 tc.

Data: Hunter 293mm, 1/1000s, F7.1
Data: Spit 350mm, 1/800s, F6.3

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And 2 at maximum range.
Data: Pilat 400mm, 1/400s, F7.1
Data: Connie 400mm, 1/640s, F7.1

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Good luck,
Willem



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
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Willem, those are great examples of the 2.0 and the 70-200 EX.

You def. want to stop it down a bit, the 2.0 gets a little soft wide open (5.6)


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Yes that's true HappyClick  Smile/happy/getting dizzy, a wide open lens will always be a tad softer then a stopped down one.
Far from unworkable though.

This example is wide open and maximum range.
Data: 400mm, 1/1000s, F5.6

Watch the girl in the back smiling at me, never understood why this was rejected Big grin

Data: 293mm, 1/800s, F5.6

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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

I've had no problem plugging in a Sigma 1.4x between my 300D and 70-200 f/4 L. Here's an example: (please, no cheap hits)


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