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03/13/2007 04:28:22 PM · #1
I am looking to replace my Sigma:

//www.dpchallenge.com/lens.php?LENS_ID=1110

Not that I need to I just want to. I want at least a 200mm and as fast as possible. I would like to stay around $500 if possible.

Any suggestions?
03/13/2007 04:33:21 PM · #2
You can pick up a new 70-200F4L non IS for like $550 USD right now. faster and sharper then the sigma. And in your price range.

MattO
03/13/2007 04:43:00 PM · #3
Originally posted by MattO:

You can pick up a new 70-200F4L non IS for like $550 USD right now. faster and sharper then the sigma. And in your price range.

MattO


Wonder if anyone has one used?
03/13/2007 04:47:01 PM · #4
Originally posted by rex:

Originally posted by MattO:

You can pick up a new 70-200F4L non IS for like $550 USD right now. faster and sharper then the sigma. And in your price range.

MattO


Wonder if anyone has one used?


The funny thing about L lenses is that they seem to drop very little in price for used copies that are in good condition. I've seen 70-200 f4L lenses sell in the $525 on ebay. at that point, it's probably better to just buy new since the used one will not be eligible for warranty service.

BTW, I have one, and it's a great lens, especially for the money.

Message edited by author 2007-03-13 16:47:47.
03/13/2007 04:51:17 PM · #5
Looks like I will have to ask the powers that be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mrsrex

Look like $557 on B&H

Message edited by author 2007-03-13 16:53:37.
03/13/2007 04:55:22 PM · #6
Originally posted by rex:

Looks like I will have to ask the powers that be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mrsrex

Look like $557 on B&H


Always good to have the blessing of SWMBO.
03/13/2007 04:57:19 PM · #7
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

SWMBO


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03/13/2007 04:58:34 PM · #8
Originally posted by rex:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

SWMBO


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She Who Must Be Obeyed
03/13/2007 05:00:14 PM · #9
:)
03/13/2007 05:00:34 PM · #10
I second the vote for the 70-200 f4. Quite an exceptional lens for the money.
03/13/2007 05:22:50 PM · #11
The Sigma 70-300 is a heck of a lens. In some situations (in my experience) it's sharper then my 70-200 F2.8L IS. Unless you are upgrading it to the 100-400 L or the 70-200 F2.8 I don't know if $550 is worth the upgrade to the 70-200 F4?

$500 and 200mm or over, I don't know what to suggest?

If you don't have a great macro lens the Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro is a fantastic lens. I know it's not 200mm though.
03/13/2007 05:31:31 PM · #12
Check keh.com, they sell used lenses. Got my 70-200 f4L from them for about $400. Its an excellent lens.
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