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Canon 100-400 Is And The Sigma 50-500mm  
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7523 times:

I am selling my 75-300mm IS f4/5.6 Canon and want something better with a bigger extension.

Basically ive narrowed it down to these two lenses from what ive searched here...and on various websites that within my price range.

I searched and searched but didnt see a definite answer on which is going to be better...and which would you guys buy? We are looking at $1000 for the Sigma and $1300-1400 for the Canon...what is the better deal here?

Regards,
Piotr

[Edited 2005-10-20 05:08:29]

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User currently offlineMarco_Polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7487 times:

Other than Sigma 50-500mm, I would probably suggest Sigma EX OS 80-400mm. I have utilized more of my Sigma EX (OS) 80-400mm more than my Canon L 100-400mm. The following are some of the shots taken with Sigma EX (OS) 80-400mm.


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Eventhough Canon do built faster focusing motor into the L lenses I have not had problem locking a quick focus with the Sigma EX (OS) 80-400mm. Eventhough an extra 100mm for the Sigma 50-500mm is useful, it might be better to get either the Canon or Sigma EX with "Image Stabilizer" as it will help you with aviation photography low lighting condition.

BTW... the Sigma 50-500mm is very heavy be prepared to do a lot of weight lifting  Smile.

Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

4.1lbs from what I see.
However... I see that the 80-400mm is 3.6lbs so there is not much difference.

Jay those are surely excellent shots btw hehe..good plugin

Is there any loss of quality with a 1.4x Teleconverter ...and how much of a loss at a 2.0x teleconverter.

In your opinion, would it be smart to keep the 75-300mm IS lense for low light situations?



[Edited 2005-10-20 06:57:10]

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7462 times:

Howdy, I also shoot the Sigma 80-400 EX OS APO, and have nothing but praise for the lens. Sharp as a tack, great for low light, stunning colors.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
In your opinion, would it be smart to keep the 75-300mm IS lense for low light situations?

I e-bayed mine (but it was non-IS non-USM).


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7458 times:

Seems everyone is on backorder with the 80-400mm.

So what would be the way to go?
50-500mm Sigma with 1.4x TC and 75-300mm IS USM or just 80-400mm EX OS Sigma


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7448 times:

80-400 definetly. Slightly ligher and has OS. If they'd have put OS on the 50-500 it'd be a winner for sure, probably even beat out Canon's 100-400 but for some reason they opted not to.

User currently offlineYanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7351 times:

I am so glad you guys are talking abou the Sigma 80-400mm OS. I am going to buy that lens soon. Those pictures are awesome. I like the ANA 47 the best.
Gus Anaya


User currently offlineMarco_Polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7312 times:

I would certainly agree with DLKAPA to go with the benefits of the best of both worlds, Sigma EX (OS) 100-400mm. Alternatively if you do decide to go with Canon L 100-400mm, then I would suggest holding on to your 75-300mm as you would get the benefits of 75mm range unless you already have wide angle lens available.

Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7314 times:

The beautiful thing about Glass is that as long as keep it in good shape, you only have to buy 1 telephoto.

The resale value is so good, that you can just 'trade' a lens you're tired of for a new lens. So.. you could get the 50-500.. year later get the 100-400.. etc

-Adam
Proud 100-400 owner


User currently offlineF70173 From Russia, joined Nov 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

What camera do you use?


Dima
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