A new lens for me. Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS..

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
dotweb Senior Member • Posts: 1,586
Re: A new lens for me. Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS..

joger wrote:

dotweb wrote:

Sorry, but what is the point comparing the Sigma 120-300mm against the Canon 135mm?

very simple - that was the answer to the bokeh question - and I am not talking about the image quality here.

It was mentioned that a f/2.8 zoom is better then a f/4.0 zoom (which is obvious btw) and then I brought in the 135 f72.0 which has again better bokeh - far better to be presice

I've treid to explain how I see the whole zoom-thing in brief words.

  1. When I travel lean - I want to have the least possible weight while maintaining the utmost image quality that's possible - or in a crowded place where I can only carry one lens
  2. When I am not traveling lean I have the option to use whatever suits best for the task
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It is not always about bokeh - and I can see that all the PRO on your picture has at least one zoom hanging down and there is only one zoom at 400mm and its 5.6 so we can leave that one out. Again canon do have a zoom with F2.8 above 200mm, and most pro shooting do not pay them self - its that easy. Even I have a canon 300 2.8, I can see lots of good reasons for the Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 - not because of bokeh but the amount of light it lets in to my camera, and the zoom function that is perfect for shooting from hides (nature photography) etc etc etc.

There are several third party lenses that covers areas that are not covered by Canon.

By the way - I am a pro, or at least I make my living from it, and I use mostly zooms if I can get away with it.


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