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"Si" <com> wrote in message news:bfa360$nbi$svr.pol.co.uk...  Try this link: http://www.photographyreview.com/pscLenses/35mm,Zoom/Sigma,70-200mm,f-2.8,AP O,EX/PRD_83597_3128crx.aspx They also list 84 user reviews of the EX HSM....

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    "Si" <com> wrote in message
    news:bfa360$nbi$svr.pol.co.uk... 

    Try this link:
    http://www.photographyreview.com/pscLenses/35mm,Zoom/Sigma,70-200mm,f-2.8,AP
    O,EX/PRD_83597_3128crx.aspx

    They also list 84 user reviews of the EX HSM.


    Don Guest

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    "Si" <com> wrote in message
    news:bfa360$nbi$svr.pol.co.uk... 

    Yes. Here's a handheld Pea shot:

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ptfanatic/samples/70-200/Pea.jpg

    Canon D30, 70-200 200mm, f/3.5 1/320s, ISO 200. Converted with Capture
    1 DSLR LE, slight sharpening & resized.

    It's my standard zoo lens. For the money, it's been great. The OEM zealots
    will tell you anything but Canon is junk, but I'm not independently wealthy
    and I think it's fine for the non-pro.
     

    No.

    Mark


    Mark Guest

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    how can one judge quality and the ability to capture detail from a handheld
    photo? the pea actually looks soft everywhere ( I would expect feathers
    on the chest...), most likely camera shake is still the first order problem,
    even at the 1/320 shutter speed.

    Of course, this should go into lens buying decisions. perhaps the image
    stabilization should be higher on a priority list.

    Once you begin to chase resolution it is easy to get frustrated by anything
    but high dollar primes. There is an interesting comparison at
    http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/forgotten-400.shtml that
    demonstrates that the rules of optics haven't changed - zooms are a
    compromise of quality and convenience.

    cheers,

    rma

    "Mark B." <net> wrote in message
    news:com... 
    >
    > Yes. Here's a handheld Pea shot:
    >
    > http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ptfanatic/samples/70-200/Pea.jpg
    >
    > Canon D30, 70-200 200mm, f/3.5 1/320s, ISO 200. Converted with[/ref]
    Capture 
    zealots 
    wealthy 
    >
    > No.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >[/ref]


    ralford Guest

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    "Si" <com> wrote in message
    news:bfasgk$3m7$svr.pol.co.uk... 
    > >
    > > Yes. Here's a handheld Pea shot:
    > >
    > > http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ptfanatic/samples/70-200/Pea.jpg
    > >
    > > Canon D30, 70-200 200mm, f/3.5 1/320s, ISO 200. Converted with[/ref]
    > Capture 
    > zealots 
    > wealthy 
    >
    > Yes, I'm kind of swayed by the UK street price...599.99
    >
    > The L series 70-200 f4 is the closest in price but still quite a bit
    > more....whereas the 2.8 is simply beyond me at the moment...
    >[/ref]

    Simon, before the Canon zealots bury this thread telling you to spend a
    few thousand on L glass I thought I would stick my two copper's worth
    in.

    The Sigma is a very good lens and is certainly value for money. I have
    not had a problem getting some of my motorsport pictures published that
    were taken with the 70-200EX and that's all I care about.

    Oh, for the zealots, I do have some L glass as well, so you can put your
    knives away.

    Kenny


    Kenny Guest

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    Si wrote: 

    I have the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM lens that I have been using on a Nikon
    N90S for two or three years for shooting blues festivals both with flash
    and available light. I consider it one of, if not my best lens. This
    lens by the way does not change length when you zoom and has internal
    focusing so does not rotate when it focuses. At my next festival shoot I
    will be using it on a S2 Pro.
    Don Guest

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