new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 again? But now with weather sealing for sports?

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP joger Veteran Member • Posts: 4,977
Re: If I could afford it I'd...

MICHAEL_61 wrote:

joger wrote:

MICHAEL_61 wrote:

I'd say for real-life practical purposes Sigma beats the 300mm L - which I couldn't afford anyway.

oh really?

If you could afford your statement would be different?

(have you ever tried one? I've bought the 100-300 f/4.0 APO and is was mediocre to say the least)

If I could afford it I'd buy the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG of course

no interest in such a heavy lens - maybe that's the reason why you're comfortable with a 3 kg lens

the 120-300 is simply too heavy and too bulky for my taste - as the 200-500 is surely too

2,5 kg vs 3 kg makes a huge difference when you try to handhold a lens for a longer period - I know photographers that buy the extra battery compartment to make their equipment look more professional

If you're fine with it I am happy for you!!

I was just collecting some facts (doing simple analyses and mathematics) and thoughts (which I hopefully clearly enough marked as my own thoughts)

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