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on: December 29, 2008, 15:28:55 PM

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Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 17:14:51 PM
Ive used one of those and they are truly superb lenses.  About a grand over-priced there though...

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Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 23:55:18 PM
What I was looking for was something from 70-120mm zooming up to 300-400mm. Problem is there is rather a lot of options in this range and while I dont need the best I do want something thats worthwhile. I keep ending up looking at an image stabilised Sigma 120-400mm lens thats priced on that site at nearly £500. Unfortunately I cant justify that price.

Id like this but...
Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 08:26:34 AM
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http://www.warehouseexpress.com/product/default.aspx?sku=1010946

Its a tad outside my price range.


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Just £170 for a week
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Re:Id like this but...
Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 15:00:04 PM
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What I was looking for was something from 70-120mm zooming up to 300-400mm. Problem is there is rather a lot of options in this range and while I dont need the best I do want something thats worthwhile. I keep ending up looking at an image stabilised Sigma 120-400mm lens thats priced on that site at nearly £500. Unfortunately I cant justify that price.


Im not sure about the 120-400 until I see some reviews (admittedly I cant afford it either so I havent been looking in case Im tempted!) The 135-400 it replaces wasnt particularly stunning. Id be inclined to go for something shorter but better/cheaper.

The Sigma 70-300APO and Tamron 75-300 DiII get consistantly good reviews, AFAIK the Tamron is sharper but the Sigma has less chromatic aberation.

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Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 18:37:43 PM
I was siding towards Tamron, but the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD. I dont really need the quality of the Sigma and the price saving is considerable but there is the issue of stabilisation.

Its an issue that can wait though.

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Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 19:50:01 PM
My sisters boyfriend has the Tamron for his Canon 400, its a very nice lens, particularly for the price. I suspect we are both refering to the same one and I just got the specs slightly wrong....yup looking at SRS Microsystems it does seem to be 70-300 not 75 as I had thought.

Sigma have recently started doing their own optical stabilisation system but I dont think its on any of their cheaper lenses yet. Just one of those specs Im very glad I dont have to think about, since my Pentax takes care of the stabilisation in the body. :P

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Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 21:16:11 PM
I bought a Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM Lens today. Shockingly the prices for these have rocketed but PC World had one for under the £130 squid mark.

The lens is quite adequate for what I want.

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Reply #8 on: February 22, 2009, 21:46:16 PM
Went into a local Jacobs yesterday, they wanted £249.99 for the above lens :shock:

Mine seems adequate but is a little rough on one part of the zoom.

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Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 14:20:50 PM
prices for camera kit in general have been shooting up, its partly due to the weakness of the pound.

Some sigma lenses have gone up 50%, Pentax stuff is up ~20%, presumably Canon are doing the same.

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Reply #10 on: March 03, 2009, 15:06:16 PM
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prices for camera kit in general have been shooting up, its partly due to the weakness of the pound.

Some sigma lenses have gone up 50%, Pentax stuff is up ~20%, presumably Canon are doing the same.


Its not just lenses  :gag:

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Reply #11 on: March 03, 2009, 19:15:16 PM
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prices for camera kit in general have been shooting up, its partly due to the weakness of the pound.

Some sigma lenses have gone up 50%, Pentax stuff is up ~20%, presumably Canon are doing the same.


Its not just lenses  :gag:


I know, but Sigma basically dont make anything else, a couple of flash guns and a very unsuccessful line of camera bodies.

times is hard :( :( :(

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