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 Post subject: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:49 am 
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I am considering buying this lens but have an issue. Is not having any image stabilizing on a fast lens an problem? Especially as i will be using it on a dslr with cropped sensor giving the equivalent of 320mm at the long end.
For the price I can get it for it seems like a good investment, but i could do with some reassurance!


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Do you have tripod? IS or VR is quite comfortable at longer focal lenghts as i have understood. and quite important if you want to hand hold you photos

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......... in time it will become second nature to hand hold this lens...... but now invest in a mono pod....... I use an old nikon 80-200 no vr on this one but yes I do use a mono pod for low light levels......


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:58 am 
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Does £300 sound like a fair price for this lens second hand? Its the non macro version and looks in sound condition.


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...... see if you can test it for sharpness.....then decide


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we just got it yesterday, it's great and at around 135mm on 2.8, everything is blurred except what you're focusing on... it's a great portrait lens too!

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The results of this lens are found here.

http://www.pixel-peeper.com/lenses/?lens=249&perpage=12&focal_min=none&focal_max=none&aperture_min=none&aperture_max=none&res=3

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the II macro HSM is a nice lens , the bokeh is very nice.

If you have camera that handle noise well at 800-3200, you can certainly bump some ISO to get high shutter speed.

You won't lose IS if you are shooting in daylight or sports, but maybe a bit when you take still picture indoor like in museum.

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I heard this lens is really soft at 200mm, is it true or not?

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mortuus wrote:
I heard this lens is really soft at 200mm, is it true or not?


slightly softer compare to other focal length but if you shoot at f/4, f/5.6 it is almost the same as other focal length

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Between the Tamron & The Sigma version of this lens I have not seen a Tamron for resale but I have seen several Sigma's for resale. Just a Thought..

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