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Thread: Help please - Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM or the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS

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    Help please - Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM or the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS

    Hi All,

    I would like to purchase a new telephoto zoom to replace my old EF 80-200 USM. I have a Kenko Pro 300 2X teleconverter that I would like to use with the new lens, the old EF works with the Kenko but I would like some more zoom and IS/OS.

    I have recently purchased the Sigma 10-20mm EX, and it is a great lens, which has me leaning towards the Sigma. So I'm interested in your views regarding the Canon 70-300 and the Sigma 70-300 and which one I should consider.

    Cheers,
    Tom.
    Canon 500D, EF-S 18-55 IS, Sigma 10-20mm EX f3.5, Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC OS, Tamron 70-300 VC BG-E6 Battery grip, Nissin 622 flash.

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    I've had the Canon 70-300 IS USM and disappointed with it. I would look at the new Tamron SP 70-300 USM - it has had great reviews.

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    I would look at the tamron 70-300 too, the reviews are very positive.
    I have this silly idea, that I should actually go and take photos with all this photography gear I have already accumulated, before I collect any more!

    See some of my photos here.
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    I really enjoy the Canon .

    I keep trying to talk myself into changing to something else but for the size, price and results I've got I can't justify it.

    Here some shots I've taken with it.

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...uple-of-Croc-s

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...e-Type-Of-Owls

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...You-Looking-At
    AKA Sean

    Canon 5D MKII - 24-105L - 70-200 F4L IS - 70-300 IS USM - 28 1.8 - 35L 1.4 - 50 1.4 - 85 1.8 - 100L Macro - 200L 2.8II - Tamron 17-35 2.8 - Sigma 150-500 - 430EX - and a stack of other bits and pieces.

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    Thanks for the examples Sean. I have now included the Tamron in this competition after checking out a few reviews and having a look at it today. For the price it seems to be the best bang for buck.

    Any more comments or sample pics from these three lens?
    Cheers.

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    I had the Canon 70-300 for about 12 months before I upgraded to the 100-400mm L, but I was (and still am) very pleased with its performance for the price.

    My 100-400 was in for repairs recently so I turned to mine as a backup lens. Despite its shortness (300mm isn't enough for birding really) I was once again pleased to see the results from this lens.

    Here's a few samples of my work with this lens.

    Musk Lorikeet
    Apostlebird
    Apostlebird (portrait)
    Southern Scrub-robin
    New Holland Honeyeater
    www.richardhallphotography.com



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    Have just bought a new 70 - 300 Canon Zoom...... the seller hadn't even used it... a bargain for $370 considering the quality of the images produced. Please let me know what you finally purchased and if you were happy with your choice.

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