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|07-21-2012 12:41 PM|
|Behave||I got this for my T2i and I was surprised how good it is. I also order the 70-300 IS because of a warehouse deal. One will have to go back. I only used the sigma outdoors.|
|07-16-2012 10:38 AM|
You can get the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
For $10 bucks more, why buy Sigma?
|07-14-2012 04:54 PM|
|TallyGal||Wow, what an excellent lens. Just got mine in the mail and this thing is perfect (for the price), I've been shooting all afternoon and I didn't have any of the issues that others claim. Oh, and the lack of IS isn't even an issue when hand-holding and using a flash indoors, or when using the macro outdoors - it really takes some nice shots! By the way, the 300mm comes in VERY handy for portraiture when you really want the background completely out of focus... 300mm isn't just for "zoo shots". lol|
|07-12-2012 12:31 PM|
|rychastings||dead for me|
|07-12-2012 12:17 PM|
Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor SLR Camera Lens for $169. For a little more you can get a Nikon lens.
I don't know much about lenses so someone else please tell us why we should jump on one or the other.
|07-12-2012 11:54 AM|
|07-12-2012 11:50 AM|
What I would do if I were you, is to go back and look at your pictures to see when you could use more than 300mm. I found that I would normally need that range when I shoot animals in zoo.
If you need something for portraits/indoor, get 55-200mm. This Sigma is not very comfortable to use indoors and pretty slow so I would use it only outdoors.
But I got a lot of beautiful close-ups of animals thanks to this Sigma. For me it was worth the price and prompted me to upgrade to Nikon 55-300mm.
If you do Ebay, you can then sell this Sigma for $100-120 when you are ready for upgrade (this is what I did).
Be careful though to get a motorized version - otherwise AF won't work on D3000.
|07-12-2012 11:04 AM|
Deal has Expired
B&H photo still has them for the same price:
|07-12-2012 11:00 AM|
Reviews of the Sony version:
overall ratings: 3.52
sharpness rating: 3.54
color rating: 3.62
build rating: 2.77
distortion rating: 4.08
flare control: 3.62
On the plus side, image stabilization is not an option, so if you're looking for a cheap zoom w/ macro capability on an alpha mount, this is as good as you'll find in this price range.
|07-12-2012 10:49 AM|
is this the same thing...B&H has discover cashback 5% i believe...
|07-12-2012 10:44 AM|
|07-12-2012 10:28 AM|
|KnightRT||Nikon is fine, but Nikon doesn't have Canon's lens line. They've had a historical advantage in flash systems that Canon has slowly closed. They've got a current advantage in ultra-high-res bodies, and until the 5D III, the semi-pro bodies had better AF tracking. Generally though, it costs less to assemble a high-end kit on Canon and the results are often better.|
|07-12-2012 10:24 AM|
Thanks for making me feel better on my recent Tamron 70-300 VC purchase. I did a lot of research, probably to much but I wanted the "best bang for the buck" lens and at $349.99 after the $100 rebate Tamron seemed to be the way to go for my Canon T2i. On the other hand, my sister liked my Canon but bought the Nikon D3100 instead of the Canon. Can anybody comment on this lens for the Nikon (the Nikon having the motor in the lens instead of the body)? I was thinking Christmas gift.
|07-12-2012 10:17 AM|
Agreeing with all of those saying that Canon's EF 55-250 is much superior (at the same price if you are lucky). Lighter, better IQ, and IS which is almost indispensable at longer focal lengths. I sold this Sigma and never regretted it once.
One neat thing about the Sigma is the macro capability at 300mm. The lack of IS makes this hard to take advantage of.
|07-12-2012 10:11 AM|
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