300D + Sigma 70-300 or Canon 100-300?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Marcel Alsemgeest, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I recently bought a Canon EOS 300D and now I want to buy a telelens with
    decent range to be able to make pictures of more or less distant animals and
    other interesting subjects in the distance. I have searched for information
    and prices on zoom telelenses and have narrowed my options to the:
    - Sigma 70-300/4.0-5.6 APO Macro Super II;
    - Canon EF 100-300/4.5-5.6 USM.

    Both are priced about equally and seem to get relatively good reviews (taken
    into account that these are relatively cheap lenses). My budget is limited
    so the often recommended L-lenses are no options. I have found comparisons
    between different lenses, with example pictures to show the differences in
    image quality. That's how I filtered most of the lenses away and ended up
    with these two options. They are about equally priced with the Canon lens
    only some 50 Euro's above the Sigma. But now I need to make a choice: should
    I go for the Canon or the Sigma? I haven't been able to find good
    comparisons between these two lenses. Maybe someone in this group knows
    these types of lenses and is willing to give me advice on which to buy to
    use with the EOS 300D. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    The Netherlands
    Marcel Alsemgeest, Aug 13, 2004
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    jean Guest

    Add a few $ and go for the Canon 75-300 f4-5,6 with IS, worth every penny.

    jean, Aug 13, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    All things being equal, stick with Canon. The Sigma lacks their version of
    USM, called HSM, the Canon has true ring motor USM, which is fast and quiet.
    Skip M, Aug 13, 2004
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    Big Bill Guest

    I'll give you $10 plus actual shipping costs for it.

    Bill Funk
    Change "g" to "a"
    Big Bill, Aug 16, 2004
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    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    JPS, Aug 16, 2004
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    Steve Dell Guest

    I couldn't agree more. Especially, if you don't have a tripod, you should be
    able to hand hold this one reasonably well.

    Steve Dell, Aug 23, 2004
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    HooDooWitch Guest

    (Georgette Preddy) somehow managed to post:
    For best results, take the equipment *out* of the box.
    HooDooWitch, Aug 25, 2004
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