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Old 18-09-2008, 15:17   #1 (permalink)
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ive changed my mind about a 28-300mm lens reading a lot into them and its not right for me.

im going to buy a 70-300mm tamron or sigma.
im swaying a lot towards the sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
can anybody advise i know you lot are very knowledgable also open to suggestions but have a budget of maybe £300 maximum
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Old 18-09-2008, 19:02   #2 (permalink)
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the other thing is i want the best macro capability i can get with the 300mm lens until i can afford a sigma 105mm so that needs to be taken into account cheers
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Old 18-09-2008, 19:27   #3 (permalink)
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Jack's your man for using that 70-300 lens and I know he has no complaints, tho' I've got the non-APO version which has turned in some pretty good shots (wanted the APO but it couldn't be supplied at the time)
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cheers im swaying that way tbh
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I was going to say you'd be better off with the Canon 70-300 IS USM but then I checked your gear and I'm not sure which camera you are buying for
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recently i bought the Sigma 70/300 none APO , mainly because i didn,t do my research for a few £ more i would have bought the APO version , i dont really know if the one is better than the other ofcourse but having used it a couple of time and the results i got i think i would get the canon 70/300 IS , this will be my next lens,or the 70/200 L the one i really want but cannot afford just yet. The reason i bought it was i couldn't wait to have the longer focal lenth but in the mean time using this lens is giving me experience at a longer distance.
Some say this is a reasonable lens am sure it is in the right hands. I just need to improve.
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thanks yeah im going to get the 70-30sigma with apo just as soon as i have the cash spare not be long, ihave the canon 350 with the canons 70-300 and im happy with that just want one for the sony as im donating the canon to my father in law
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Personally i would save your money and get a better lens like the 70-200L it is false economy buying cheap lenses
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Personally i would save your money and get a better lens like the 70-200L it is false economy buying cheap lenses
Whilst I'd agree that it's best to get a better lens, it's better to be able to get the shot and build up some experience - or that's always been my philosophy. You also learn how to wring every little advantage (settings, conditions, etc) out of the equipment
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cheers yeah i plan on coming back from my trip and buying a new canon and lens's as when i get back im going to give my self a £1500-£2000 budget so depending on the camera i buy depends on what lens's i can afford
but for now i want to just buy lower end accesorise for the sony so that ican the experience and learn so i can put it into practise with the big buck lens's
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