Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by e.pie, Dec 15, 2007.
what would you pick and why
Depends on what you are doing.
i've been eying the 100-400 myself.
i know that its a little bit out of the price range of the 3 lenses, but i think i'd like a sigma 120-300 f/2.8, it doesnt have the 400mm reach, but a 1.4x should solve that.
I'm not that baller
ended up going with the canon
IS and USM ftw push/pull zoom feels kinda weird but I'll get used to it
nature and motorsports with occasional sporting events if they let you use cameras
the 100-400 is fine.
that's what I figured, at the track I was using my 70-200F4 with a 1.4x teleconverter on it which makes it a 5.6 anyways and it was plenty fast, I just wanted more zoom and IS
I voted for the Canon
No surprise seeing the L getting a strong backing.
100-400L is the shit. I rented one from rentglass for the Grand Prix during summer. Good choice.
100-400 is the only good choice
that said a 300 f/4 IS + 1.4x is a pretty versatile combo, and fairly cheep. could even addin a 200 f/2.8 and still be under $2k easily.
or a 400 f5.6 if you only need the long end.
I never hear much about the Bigma (not the sigmonster, that's the 300-800 or 500-800, I forget) these days.
with 6.3 on the long end and weighing what it does, there's not many that it will work for
I want to read a review of the 200-500 2.8. Based on an interview from forever ago, they should be shipping.
no HSM ftl. based on weight and that, not sure exactly what it would be used for besides astrology. what was the final price?
the 300 2.8 + 2x (and even the 1.4x on top) is a deadily combo for the price in the super tele range
I hope to be able to get that in the next year.
but back to the OP, I'd get the 100-400L
I did end up getting the 100-400 and I love it, the push/pull was weird at first but I got used to it
and in other news I got told to put my camera away at a sporting event for the first time tonight, I had been there plenty of times with my XT and 70-200F4 and they never said anything, I guess the 40D and 100-400 is a little less subtle
Goes both ways too. I took mine into the pits at the Grand Prix then wandered out onto the track and nobody said shit.
good times until they told me to put it away though
ive owned both the bigma and the 100-400
I like the 100-400 better.
Both are good lenses and require some practice.
man i wish long, fast glass wasn't so damn expensive. I've been thinking about the 100-400L for the price, but I know I'd want something faster.
70-200 f2.8 L IS + 300 f2.8L IS + 1.4x