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Postby Jinkiat » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:52 pm

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG MACRO is this lens okay? I am using Canon 60D. The lens is Rm910..
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby lasting99 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:33 am

60D very high resolution, need better lens than that. Look for something shorter like 70-200. Very hard to find good quality 70-300 at cheap price.

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The Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro came close to a surprise but it still hasn´t won the cigar. It delivered pretty decent results in most aspects, specifically at 70mm and 200mm, but at 300mm the border resolution is nothing short of dismal - certainly not apochromatic as claimed by Sigma (nor would we really expect that from such a budget lens). Nonetheless you may argue that the center performance of the lens is on a very high level throughout the range and for many tele applications your main subject is often located close to the center so the border problems may not be all that obvious in the real life. As such it still remains an interesting budget solution. If you prefer a sharp border to border quality look elsewhere though ... and prepare yourself to invest quite a bit more.



If you really like 70-300 range than Tamron new USD version is much better but more expensive of cause.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby inspire » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:47 pm

agree with lasting,but 70200 is way too high price. You can go era at old man street there try try b4 buy,i thk they might have stock.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby lightning69 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:11 pm

I stay away from sigma and tamron lens. I try sigma 17-50mm f2.8 macro before but eventually sold that lens. Its got great picture but 3rd party lens have hit and miss focusing that is really frustrating. You can get really beautiful shots sometimes but just too many off focus shots adds to the frustration. End up having to check each and every shot for wrong focus. They are cheap but quality fall short. Just bought a Canon EF-S 17-55 F2.8 and all I can say is wow. It cost a bomb but the quality is amazing...all my shots are keepers. Focusing is fast and accurate...never miss.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby Nicky83 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:33 pm

i have one.what i can tell u is that it works fine for sports in bright sunlight.coz thats mainly what i use it for.not great but not too bad.but still,it's always better to get one with OS aka IS aka VC aka VR.hehe...
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby Jinkiat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:11 pm

thank you guys so much~ so how about this Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS? should be okay is it?
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby lightning69 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:36 pm

Jinkiat wrote:thank you guys so much~ so how about this Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS? should be okay is it?


What kind of photography do you do most? 18-200mm is too long range and this type of lens normally don't perform very well. f/3.5-5.6 is too slow for me but again it depends what you shot mostly.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby Jinkiat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:22 pm

i am using the 18-55mm lens now. mostly landscape. but that day Linda Chung went Singapore. I was far away so it's hard to snap her pic :P so i wanna get a longer lens.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby inspire » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:30 pm

Jinkiat wrote:i am using the 18-55mm lens now. mostly landscape. but that day Linda Chung went Singapore. I was far away so it's hard to snap her pic :P so i wanna get a longer lens.

longer lenses which is slow is useless too,especially when it is without IS/VR.how bout 55250 IS second hand? price wise,oem and IS,eventhough slow,but if you have external flash this might help
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby lightning69 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:03 am

Jinkiat wrote:i am using the 18-55mm lens now. mostly landscape. but that day Linda Chung went Singapore. I was far away so it's hard to snap her pic :P so i wanna get a longer lens.


Having long zoom with slow f/3.5-5.6 is not very useful. I use to own the 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, but eventually sold it due to f/3.5-5.6 to slow for me. Now I am really happy with my new 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM which is one of the best walk about lens. You might have to ask yourself how many times you really use the long zoom. If very often then you might want to consider 70-200mm L f2.8 IS. Cost an arm and a leg, but hey, photography is never a cheap hobby. Or if you only use long zoom once in a blue moon, then get the new olympus XZ-1 as a backup cam that sports pretty decent zoom and fast lens @ 28-112mm equivalent lens & F1.8-2.5 maximum aperture.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby lasting99 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:22 am

Jinkiat wrote:i am using the 18-55mm lens now. mostly landscape. but that day Linda Chung went Singapore. I was far away so it's hard to snap her pic :P so i wanna get a longer lens.


In the past long lens, slow aperture and low light usually result in blurry/shaky photos. nowadays with high iso and noise reduction technology like your 60D should solved some of that problem. Since u already have 18-55 (that canon 18-55 is quite good) get a 70-200 or 80-200 or even 300 is recommended. Of cause if can afford a f/2.8 that would be better.Note: you don't have to cover every focal length. 55 to 70 or 80 is just a few steps away or a tiny crop in post processing.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby Vincy8925 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 am

Hi, anyone recommend a 24-70mm 2.8 sigma on the 60D? Or should I get the Canon 17-55mm 2.8 instead?
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby lasting99 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:32 pm

If can I advise buy original bcoz next time resale better. 3rd party very hard to resale at good price in the future.
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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby chilskater » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:46 am

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Re: Sigma Lens

Postby g@b@nTr0m3n » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:13 am

Jinkiat wrote:i am using the 18-55mm lens now. mostly landscape. but that day Linda Chung went Singapore. I was far away so it's hard to snap her pic :P so i wanna get a longer lens.

i tot u say Jessie Chung. well like wat others hv said it depends on wat type of photography dat u like.of course primes and wide aperture lens are expensive.u just need to save up more to get them.u wont regret.
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