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Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

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Review Date: Apr 7, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,800.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Tack Sharp! Fast AF
Cons:
Heavy

I love my 120-300mm. I did have a problem with this lens when I 1st received it. The whole right side of the frame was out of focus. Luckly, I live not too far from Sigma's office on Long Island. I dropped off the lens Firday and had it back on Monday. After that, it was tack sharp!

As for the performance, the autofocus is fast (with a 10D), and the images are very sharp and detailed. You will need a fast shutter speed and a good tripod for this lens. Some people have stated issues with the zoom ring. I can honestly say that I have no problems turning it and it can be used to quickly change the zoom. I have used the Sigma 2x and 1.4x converter with this lens and the image is still sharp, no vignetting and very very little CA.

Here is a 100% crop from the upper right hand corner of a test shot @600mm f/8 1/40s, slight usm, no curves:

http://www.davidamatulli.com/images/crop.jpg

I would recommend this lens to others.


 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Review Date: Mar 31, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $90.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light Good AF Great Sharpness/Contrast Low Cost!
Cons:
Focus Ring WAY too small All Plastic Body

This was the 1st lens that I bought for my D60 1 yr ago. I have always been amazed with the quality of the images from this lens. This lens is one of the best values you can buy in all of photography (from any manufacturer)!

 
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

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Review Date: Mar 31, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good Contrast Good sharpness
Cons:
Loud AF

I find that this is a very good everyday lens. I would consider upgrading to the L lens for this range, but I am very happy with the performance of this lens.

 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Mar 31, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: -Good Focus/Zoom rings. -Light enough to hand hold. -Excellent Image Sharpness/Contrast
Cons:
-none

This used to be my workhorse lens for zoo/wildlife photography. I have since started using the Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 which is another top preformer.