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User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

The problem - I've just had to take my lens in for repair and they've informed me it will take 4 weeks!!
Basically this has made me realise it would be a good idea to have a back-up for periods like this.

The camera is a Canon 10D and my current longer lens (in repair) is the Canon 75-300mm IS and I also have a smaller 35-80 mm.

Been looking at a few lenses but the one above caught my eye, as a back-up it would be able to cover both of my lenses I have at the minute in case I get another problem and is not really expensive at just above £200, about the price I'd like to pay for my 'secondary lens'.

Problem is that it covers a big range and I'm not sure how good the quality would be, cheap price kind of adds to my doubt.

Has anyone used this lens (especially on a Canon)? Would I be able to get good quality shots? Any other lenses that would be recommended?

Thanks in Advance,


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Go to the store, slap one on and take some shots. It will be fine for general "snapshots" but I doubt you will enjoy it as much as your other lens.

User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2339 times:


If possible, try not to hook-up a Sigma lens with a Canon body. It's just not the same as Canon's own!

How about the Canon EF90-300mm f/4-5.6 USM at £219.90

Stay well down in Lestoh!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Be prepared to get alot of vigneting(spl?) at anything higher than 260mm with this lens.

My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Thanks for the opinions.

Paul - That was the other lens I was looking at, think I might have to give that a try, 4 weeks is a long time with no lens.

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