A&P About to buy the Sigma 100-300 f4

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    I'm doing some sports photography for Georgia Tech next year and I've been needing a replacement for my 75-300 for a long time (It's such a soft turd). Forever I'd been going back and forth between the canon 70-200 f4, sigma 20-200 2.8 and the canon 70-300 IS (though it's out of stock everywhere until sometime in August or later).

    I had forgotten about the Sigma 100-300 f4. I started reading reviews on it and it can be had new for about $800. About half the sports I shoot will be outside, the other half inside, body is a D30.

    I thought a lot about getting the Sigma 70-200 2.8 with a 1.4x converter because I need to get near 300mm but it would end up being a bit more expensive in the end. 300mm is the most important factor in my decision. I guess I just wanted to tell OT and see what you all thougt about it.

    And of course I'd like the canon 70-200 2.8 IS, but I just can't afford that right now.
     
  2. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    save for sigma 120-300 f/2.8?
     
  3. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    Too expensive. I need a new lens this fall / spring.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    the IS won't really be needed for sports photography. I'd be a bit hesitant to get anything other than f/2.8 (for the indoor games) but those lenses might be out of your price range if you want the longer focal length. The 100-300 f/4.0 should be fine when you're outdoors, though.
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    I just pulled the trigger this morning. Got a 1.4x converter as well. Lens should be here sometime after I come back from a wedding I'm going to. Yay!
     

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