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Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro - a very versatile lens

Advantages: Good value for money, versatile
Disadvantages: No image stabilisation

I bought this lens with a specific purpose in mind - photographing model aircraft in flight. I had previously used a Canon 80-200 mm which I found a bit too limiting at the long end of the range - an excellent lens, but not quite right for the job. The ...

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Review of Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

Perfect match for Canon 400d SLR

Advantages: Image sharpness, constant f2.8 aperture, cost
Disadvantages: Some distortion at widest setting, motor noise

BACKGROUND I had been looking to replace the so-so kit lens on my Canon 400d and agonised over the possible options for several weeks. I wanted a lens to broadly replace the kit lens range of 18-55mm - with a good wide angle and some telephoto zoom, but ...

raymortim 23.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD (IF)

Mighty Little Macro

Advantages: High Quality. Sharp. Good package for price.
Disadvantages: No HSM or Internal focusing.

I have owned this lens (in Canon mount) for some time and use it frequently. Being a DG designated lens, it is suitable for use on both FF (full-frame) and cropped sensor APS-C digital SLR cameras. I use my example on Canon EOS 5D and EOS 400D digital SLR ...

davecham 04.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma EX macro lens - 70 mm F/2.8

Get an Eyeful of This

Advantages: Excellent quality images
Disadvantages: Pricey for a product you will use rarely

For a product that should be used sparingly for maximum impact, fisheye lenses do not come cheap. The moment I gained more than a passing interest in photography however, I knew I had to have one. The strange, otherworldly distortion that can be achieved ...

victorias_books 30.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma EX fisheye lens - 15 mm F/2.8