View Poll Results: Which are the more popular Sigma Telezoom lens among?

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  • Sigma APO 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM

    7 9.09%
  • Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX APO HSM

    13 16.88%
  • Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM

    51 66.23%
  • Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM

    25 32.47%
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    the Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO Super Macro II is also pretty popular. It's cheap though around $340 and not as expensive as any of the lenses listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown


    here's one taken wide open at 2.8, 200mm in VCH
    Dude, i am getting tempted by ya pics again LOL. How much did you pay for the Sigma 70-200/2.8?... Thinking of getting one to replace my Bigma.
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    Some shots done with a Sigma 100-300 F/4 + 1.4x by someone...

    http://morrobayphotos.com/Sigma/100-300/

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    Dude, i am getting tempted by ya pics again LOL. How much did you pay for the Sigma 70-200/2.8?... Thinking of getting one to replace my Bigma.
    i think new is 1.2k 2nd hand is about 1k.
    sigmas are oddball lenses but i'm an oddball photog. so they work for me.. haha..
    i think i have 4 sigmas.
    problem with most sigma lenses is AF hunting, even on HSM.
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    i think new is 1.2k 2nd hand is about 1k.
    sigmas are oddball lenses but i'm an oddball photog. so they work for me.. haha..
    i think i have 4 sigmas.
    problem with most sigma lenses is AF hunting, even on HSM.
    price has gone up for this baby... wuld probably cost between $1.3K to $1.4K now

    agree on the AF hunting... had used both Canon and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8... USM is definitely faster than HSM.
    Last edited by dnka; 1st February 2005 at 01:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    i think new is 1.2k 2nd hand is about 1k.
    sigmas are oddball lenses but i'm an oddball photog. so they work for me.. haha..
    i think i have 4 sigmas.
    problem with most sigma lenses is AF hunting, even on HSM.
    Hi Clown, can elaborate on the hunting? When you point the lens at something plain or without contrast, or too dark. By hunting, does the AF turn from infinity to the near point and back? Or moving rapidly round the focus point? BTW, most of these lenses are large aperture lens, should normally hunt less easily? I was looking at a 100-300F4 on a D70. Didn't buy becos of the hunting.
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    Now I understand - HSM Sigma lens tends to micro-hunt. Seems that Nikon or Canon lenses tend to hunt less readily. That is my impression.

    BTW, was at CP yesterday and tried the Tokina 80-400 - pointing at moderately bright and contrasty areas, seems pretty OK to be able to lock focus, at 300mm. Some more, aperture starts at F4.5. Didn't try it at 400mm. And it's being offered at 600++ - it's such a bargain! Got to go back there to do some more thorough testing.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Why no inclusion of the Sigma 135-400mm lens? It's also a very good telezoom lens with good sharpness and with a decent price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r
    Why no inclusion of the Sigma 135-400mm lens? It's also a very good telezoom lens with good sharpness and with a decent price tag.
    Cos tat lens didn't really appeal to me that much...

    Was more slanted toward the 100-300 F4 initially... but after considering for a while, me think will save up for a canon...

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