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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Review Date: Jul 26, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: The focal length, IS, Image quality
Cons:
Quality control

I had a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 but wasn't getting the range I needed. So I sold it and got this lens instead. My first copy had a problem with the push/pull zoom. It was making a slight scratching sound and you could feel it as well. I returned it to the store and got another copy. This one is better but still makes some sound but the feel is smooth. Both copies were very sharp which was a pleasant surprise. Now I'm contemplating whether to exchange this copy and get one that doesn't make any sound but might not be as sharp. So a word of warning would be to test it out extensively first before leaving the store.

 
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM

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Review Date: Jun 24, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Price, Image quality, black finish, well made, fast focus
Cons:
weight, slightly warm colour

I had to choose between Canon 70-200 F2.8 non-IS and this. Canon lens would have cost me twice as much at the store, so I chose this at the end. I do not regret that choice at all.

Used multiple times at the zoo and got some real keepers with it. Weight was initially an issue, I thought. But after the 4th time carrying it for 8 hours with only brief breaks it wasn't that bad.

Construction was solid, some kids ran into me and the camera at the zoo (kids...-_-) but lens hood held firm, did not have the same problem some others seemed to be experiencing.

Image sharpness is quite good. Animal fur details are captured really well. Focus speed was quite good. Colour seems a bit warm compared to Canon, but that could be fixed in PS.

Definitely recommend this lens and it got me started looking at other Sigma lenses as well.