Eugene Powers

Eugene Powers

Lives in United States Encino USA, CA, United States
Works as a Real Estate Agent/Photographer
Has a website at www.powersandpowers.com
Joined on Apr 9, 2000

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On Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts article (169 comments in total)
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Eugene Powers: Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 OS is very sharp without stopping down.
As far as weather sealing and focus limit a $3 plastic sleeve will do. Certainly better than Canon $1000 option for weather sealing. And I don't want to be focus limited while I forgot to switch it back. Happened to me and I missed the shot because lens would not focus. Sigma lens focuses very fast without focus limiting switch.

You are both wrong on all counts especially Karl Gnter Wnsch who is a known Sigma hater because he had problem long time ago with 2 Sigma flashes and he so upset that he would not buy any Sigma. Yeah right, what a Du Blödmann.
I tested this Sigma against new Canon MK2 and it just the same in sharpness and focus speed. And it has for sure 4 stops OS or better. And that is why in my opinion Canon mk2 is waste of money. Those rich ba$tards can jump up and down as much as they want but $1000 differences can buy another good lens. In my case it went towards 120-300mm OS which is even more expensive than Canon 70-200mm and better (sharper) than Canon 300mm F2.8.
As far as weather sealing, plastic sleeve works for sure if it is on. Weather sealing is a very questionable feature. They say cameras are sealed but there are very many reports that camera got wet in the rain. So I would rather use $3 sleeve that can also protect my flash.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 20:38 UTC
On Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts article (169 comments in total)

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 OS is very sharp without stopping down.
As far as weather sealing and focus limit a $3 plastic sleeve will do. Certainly better than Canon $1000 option for weather sealing. And I don't want to be focus limited while I forgot to switch it back. Happened to me and I missed the shot because lens would not focus. Sigma lens focuses very fast without focus limiting switch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 00:06 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples article (226 comments in total)

The New King of APS-C DSLRs???????????????
Not on this planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 22:07 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available article (94 comments in total)
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Eugene Powers: Sigma is not going to be $1150. more like $799-899 Canon is $999.
And Sigma would be better. Hell, old 150mm is sharper than Canon 100mm L
I have them both. Both new Sigmas are going to wipe .....with Canon.

You are full of it. Not only I have both and both will go now on Ebay so I can get new OS but numerous reports/tests substantiate that Sigma is better than Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 16:34 UTC
On Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available article (94 comments in total)

Sigma is not going to be $1150. more like $799-899 Canon is $999.
And Sigma would be better. Hell, old 150mm is sharper than Canon 100mm L
I have them both. Both new Sigmas are going to wipe .....with Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 04:21 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available article (94 comments in total)

Why bother to install TC $250 then 150mm would be about the same price?
Also, DP says available. Where?
They said 120-300mm available a month after it was actually in my hands and I was not the first.
Is it a lame attempt to be first?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2011 at 20:59 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available article (94 comments in total)

The actual price in the stores is going to be more like $799

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2011 at 17:02 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Raw Delicacy in the Fine Dining challenge (2 comments in total)

Love sushi. Never seen other colors of roe before but red and black.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2011 at 22:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Girls friend in the The dog's mate challenge (3 comments in total)

that makes you happy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2010 at 22:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Mid Air Collision in the In the Air challenge (1 comment in total)

144th place?????? Should be 1st.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2010 at 23:08 UTC as 1st comment
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