A&P telephoto time: 100-400L vs. Sigma 80-400 v.s Bigma

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100-400L vs. Sigma 80-400 v.s Bigma

  1. 100-400L

    10 vote(s)
    76.9%
  2. Sigma 80-400

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Bigma

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    what would you pick and why :o
     
  2. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Depends on what you are doing.
     
  3. bearsdidit

    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    i've been eying the 100-400 myself.
     
  4. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    i know that its a little bit out of the price range of the 3 lenses, but i think i'd like a sigma 120-300 f/2.8, it doesnt have the 400mm reach, but a 1.4x should solve that.
     
  5. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    I'm not that baller :o
     
  6. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    ended up going with the canon :o

    IS and USM ftw :embd: push/pull zoom feels kinda weird but I'll get used to it :o
     
  7. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    nature and motorsports with occasional sporting events if they let you use cameras :hs:
     
  8. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    the 100-400 is fine.
     
  9. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    that's what I figured, at the track I was using my 70-200F4 with a 1.4x teleconverter on it which makes it a 5.6 anyways and it was plenty fast, I just wanted more zoom and IS :o
     
  10. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Sigmonster :mamoru:

    I voted for the Canon
     
  11. bntboz

    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    No surprise seeing the L getting a strong backing.
     
  12. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    100-400L is the shit. I rented one from rentglass for the Grand Prix during summer. Good choice.
     
  13. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    100-400 is the only good choice :o

    that said a 300 f/4 IS + 1.4x is a pretty versatile combo, and fairly cheep. could even addin a 200 f/2.8 and still be under $2k easily.

    or a 400 f5.6 if you only need the long end.
     
  14. CornUponCob

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    I never hear much about the Bigma (not the sigmonster, that's the 300-800 or 500-800, I forget) these days.
     
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    with 6.3 on the long end and weighing what it does, there's not many that it will work for :hs:
     
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    I want to read a review of the 200-500 2.8. Based on an interview from forever ago, they should be shipping.
     
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    no HSM ftl. based on weight and that, not sure exactly what it would be used for besides astrology. what was the final price?

    the 300 2.8 + 2x (and even the 1.4x on top) is a deadily combo for the price in the super tele range
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    :werd: I hope to be able to get that in the next year.

    but back to the OP, I'd get the 100-400L
     
  19. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    I did end up getting the 100-400 and I love it, the push/pull was weird at first but I got used to it :)

    and in other news I got told to put my camera away at a sporting event for the first time tonight, I had been there plenty of times with my XT and 70-200F4 and they never said anything, I guess the 40D and 100-400 is a little less subtle :o
     
  20. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    Goes both ways too. I took mine into the pits at the Grand Prix then wandered out onto the track and nobody said shit. :wiggle:
     
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    :coold:
     
  22. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    good times until they told me to put it away though :o

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  23. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    ive owned both the bigma and the 100-400
    I like the 100-400 better.

    Both are good lenses and require some practice.
     
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    man i wish long, fast glass wasn't so damn expensive. I've been thinking about the 100-400L for the price, but I know I'd want something faster. :hs:
     
  25. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    70-200 f2.8 L IS + 300 f2.8L IS + 1.4x
     

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