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Old 01-16-2006, 03:53 PM #1
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70-200 f2.8

Hey Guys,

I've been looking for a long time at the Canon L series 70-200 f2.8. I've used one that belongs to a friend of mine a few times and I love it. I just don't love the price. Now Sigma has a 70-200 f2.8 and I was wondering if anyone here has one and what you think about it. I've heard that Sigma zooms tend to be a little soft. The sharpness of images taken with the L series lens is one of the reasons I like it so much.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:08 PM #2
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The image quality is minimal but can be seen. If you are on a budget go with the sigma, unless you have a couple of hundred more to spend of better quality and the feel of a white lens then go for the Canon.

I have the canon 70-200 f/2.8 L and I LOVE IT! Sharp and fast, as you expect it to me.

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Old 01-16-2006, 04:10 PM #3
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some have said the sigma issharper. It surely isnt soft. Its a great lens, just as good as the canon l series.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:47 PM #4
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Ive tested the Sigma and Canon, its true that the Sigma is sharp as the Canon in the center, but the corners it tends to be a bit softer then canon. For the price I wouldn't even worry about it. I would stick with the Sigma as long as you get test it out and check to make sure its a good glass.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:51 PM #5
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i've got the canon and i LOVE it, my dad bought the sigma. It's almost as sharp but the colors are more saturated than they are on the canon. If you can't afford the canon the sigma is just as good for the price. I think he paid a little over 600 for a used one.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:39 AM #6
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In my opinion, don't buy the Sigma but the 70-200mm L f4 ! It is also excellent, just a little less luminous...

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:15 AM #7
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In my opinion, don't buy the Sigma but the 70-200mm L f4 ! It is also excellent, just a little less luminous...

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thought about that. My primary use for the lens would be portraits, which the f4 would probably do just fine for. But, I would also want to be able to use it for low light action like high school football. I'm not sure that f4 would be able to handle that.
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:50 AM #8
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you can buy the f4 or for about 150 more you can get the sigma 2.8. If you can afford the 2.8 get the 2.8.
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