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User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2819 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,

Dan

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Dan,
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 (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Dan,

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

Regards,

Paul.


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

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

User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2778 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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