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Old 20-10-2006, 06:19   #1 (permalink)
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Canon lens help

After trying a friend's Canon 100-400mm L over a weekend recently, I went a bit mad and bought one. Now I need to work out what I already have that's redundant so I can flog it.

I have a Sigma 50-500 (Bigma) and I think that's a no brainer, there's no way I'd ever carry both and I can't see me taking the Sigma in preference to the Canon. So I should sell.

I also have a Canon 70-200mm f2.8L and I'm a little less sure about this one, it's a great lens and I'm loath to part with it but would it ever get used?

I'd be interested in anyone elses opinion, might help me make up my mind.

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Old 20-10-2006, 08:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Canon lens help

The bigma has to go, as you say its a no brainer...

The 70-200 f2.8L on the other hand is at least as good in quality as the 400L and quite a lot faster. If you shoot in low light regularly or love/need the creamy bokeh from the 200 then you keep that as well, but only you can answer that question

The one thing to remember is that the 70-200L is one of Canons best selling and highly sort after lenses, you'll have no problem selling that at a good price and if you should realise after that selling it was a mistake, again you should have no problem replacing it.
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Re: Canon lens help

Well congrats on the new lens danpen.

If you are sticking with the 100-400 then maybe sell both

It is a difficult one and the the 70-200 2.8L is on my wish list for the future after hearing some many good things about it (you might just regret selling this one).

I think in all honesty if it was me I would sell the Bigma and keep the Canon 70-200 2.8L.
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Re: Canon lens help

I think you should keep the Bigma and 70-200 and give me the 100-400 I've been after one of them for a while but daren't splash out like you have
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Re: Canon lens help

Congrats on the new lens Dan

As most have said the Bigma is the no brainer and should be the 1st to go... however, I'd consider holding onto the 70-200 f/2.8 for a while, at least until you've lived with the 100-400 for a bit and are sure it give's you everything you need.

One thing I've noticed about the 100-400 (I own a copy aswell) is that it need's decent light to be at it's best, this is where the f/2.8 of the 70-200 would come in very handy... I'm not saying don't sell it, just don't be too hasty, you might need it depending on what you shoot.
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Re: Canon lens help

Thanks guys, there's some good advice there, it's helped me make a decision.

I shall as already said sell the 50-500mm and I shall not decide anything regarding the 70-200mm until I've seen whether I'll still use it or not. Thanks all, especially Sonsey.
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