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

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee
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Re: Does this mean...

Wyville wrote:

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee wrote:

You could get the previous Canon 300 is..

That's certainly an option I will consider.

A monopod is as good as IS...

The pros I know use monopods and turn off the IS. Maybe that's eccentricity..

I enjoy bird photography while walking around and a monopod isn't very convenient while doing that. Last time I used a monopod I ended up pulling everything off the ground and swinging it around to get a shot of a heron in flight. The shot came out great, but it was a real struggle to pull it off. Handheld is a lot more flexible in case something happens somewhere to the side.

I use a monopod about 50% of the time when using my 300. The real benefit is using lower ISO.

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