Relic From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 114 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3961 times:
Can anyone give me a bit of advice on this one.I am looking to buy a sigma lens for my canon 350D.
I am looking at either an 80-400 or a 120-400 lens.
I saw a post on some website saying that there are a couple of canon cameras that are not suitable to a sigma lens.Wether this is true...i dont know.The site i have seen the lenses on i want, have not replied to my few emails about this.
So i am looking for any advice going.
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3954 times:
I bought the Sigma 135-400 for my Olympus and I love it. It's plenty fast in good light, and although it's heavy, you can easily hold it by hand for a few hours of shooting, though I usually use it with a monopod anyway.
www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
PhilGil From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3951 times:
Older Sigma lenses seem to be especially prone to compatibility issues with newer Canon bodies. If the lens is still in production it can usually be upgraded by Sigma. If the lens is out of production you're SOL.
However, you shouldn't have any problems if the lens you intend to purchase was manufactured after the 350D was released. I've used 3 Sigma lenses on my 350D without incident (70-300, 10-20 and 18-50).
Of course, if you upgrade your camera body in the future you could run into problems.
Airtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3847 times:
Hi Andy, I've just bought the new 120-400 OS HSM for my 350D, I need some practice to take decent pictures with this kind of range but it seems to be a very nice lens... The 80-400 is a bit old and has no OS or HSM (if I'm not mistaken).