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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4006 times:
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I am going to get a 10D

I am looking at the 28-135mm IS and the 75-300mm IS.

I also am looking at the Sigma 14-30mm.

I have a 170-500mm Sigma already.

Do any of you know anything about these lenses?


Canon 50D user; 100-400 MM L IS 10-22 MM, 60MM Macro
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User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

Hi,

The best advice I can give is to stay away from Sigma lenses on a top-range Canon body. It will only lead to disappointment after disappointment, or at least that's from my own personal experience.

The Canon 28-135mm IS is extremely good and highly suited for aviation photography. However, when compared to the Canon L-series lenses you will notice a difference and begin to wish you could have put more cash down!


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I've only tried the Canon 75-300mm IS once before courtesy of a friend, although I was impressed...


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The two above examples using each lens should give you some visual indication of what you're looking for.

The following thread may also prove to be a meaningful read for you as well;
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/84796

Hope that helps!

Regards,

Paul.


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

"I am looking at the 28-135mm IS and the 75-300mm IS"

I use these two lenses with a D60, I think the results are very good for the price, and the IS really makes a difference, when the light is weak in late afternoon, you start to notice the advantage of IS.

This was with the 28-135:

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and this was with the 75-300:

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Luis


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9625 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3908 times:
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The best advice I can give is to stay away from Sigma lenses on a top-range Canon body

Care to elaborate?


User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Hi Royal,

I had a bad experience with the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 EX lens a few weeks ago.

Don't get me wrong, Sigma lenses have performed well on my previous Minolta equipment but they just don't seem to be up to scratch compared to Canon's own on the digital side of things.

How have you found them?

Keep those great shots from BFI coming!

Regards,

Paul.


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

I had very good luck with my Sigma 170-500 mounted on the D60...But when I moved over to a Canon L lens I saw how much I had been missing. If you can afford it go with Canon glass. But you can get nice results with Sigma if you buy the quality stuff.

A friend of mine in the UK just got a 10D and tried a prime Sigma 300 on it and just got error codes. (I had used the same lens on my D60 and it worked fine...?????) So be aware of a possible conflict. (And my 170-5 is built like a tank...)

Tony


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Even that 170-500 is over my budget!  Wow! I don't think I'll ever be able to have a Canon L lens  Sad
Canon 75-300 III will have to do  Smile
-CLovis


User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Hi Paulinbna,

I'm using both lenses with the Canon EOS D60. Here are two examples:

28-135mm IS


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75-300mm IS


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Greetings
Tobi



Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9625 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3833 times:
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Hi Paul. I am currently reviewing some Sigma lenses, had a lot of fun with the 70-200 f/2.8 APO HSM EX (think they have enough letters in there) and the 15-30 wide angle. Both have performed well for me, I am waiting to get my hands on the 80-400 OS so I can compare it to my 80-400 VR.

User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3819 times:
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Sigma seems good lens for the price you paid, I paid cheap on a Tokina 2.8 glass, and got excellent results.

But
Here goes

Until one day I dropped the lens, and now the lens don't work too well with marginal area to focus, on the contrary, the 80-200 f2.8 Nikon lens I dropped 3 times, no problem still going strong. Thats the money you paid what you get. At the end, depends on your experience, there MAY be a difference.

Sam


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3833 times:

I use 3 Sigmas (the 170-500 and 2 EX primes) and they're marvellous lenses.
Same for my 2 Tokinas.

As Sam says, the high-end Nikkors and Canons are may be somewhat better mechanically and may have a tiny optical advantage over the Sigma EX and Tokina AT-X but for that you pay so much more that for many people they simply aren't an option.
For most of us it's either a Sigma EX or a consumer grade Nikkor or Canon. Taken that comparison, the Sigma wins out on all fronts.



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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3773 times:
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Thanks for all the info and the examples

Paul



Canon 50D user; 100-400 MM L IS 10-22 MM, 60MM Macro
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