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Sigma Lens For My 350D  
User currently offlineRelic From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 114 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

Hi guys
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.
Cheers
Andy

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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4022 times:
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Hi, Andy.

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.

TIS



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
User currently offlinePhilGil From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4019 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.

[Edited 2008-08-02 09:13:01]

User currently offlinePpcd From Romania, joined Nov 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

17-70 from Sigma does a great job on XT

Check out these photos made with a 350d and a Sigma 17-70

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=650518 , sorry for the link if it's not allowed please remove it



Dan
User currently offlineCommpilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3981 times:



Quoting Ppcd (Reply 3):

I will second the 17-70mm F/2.8 on the Rebel XT (350D).

It provides great range so you don't have to half a ramp away. I use it as my walk around lens.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3980 times:
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Quoting Ppcd (Reply 3):
17-70 from Sigma does a great job on XT



Quoting Commpilot (Reply 4):
I will second the 17-70mm F/2.8 on the Rebel XT (350D).

That's all well and good but the OP specifically asked about telephoto zooms, not wide-angle, haha.


Andy, I double-checked, and the Sigma 135-400 I mentioned should work no problem with your camera.

TIS



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
User currently offlineCommpilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

When in dought....use Google! You will almost always get hits for reviews on well known photography sites.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3961 times:
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I have a Sigma 18-200 on my 350D and it seems to do the job okay.


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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3915 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).


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