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02-25-2008, 08:23 PM   #16
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The Bigma is a lens that has almost "legendary" status- it's IQ always impresses and while a prime would likely be sharper, faster af etc, the Bigma is probably the most versatile lens ever made- from 50mm to 500mm the lens is sharp, contrasty and isn't prone to CA (DG models)....I used one quite a bit with my Canon EOS MarkIIN and the lens never fails- for $999 nothing comes close to it really!

02-25-2008, 10:20 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by palmor Quote
All good arguments for and agaist each setup, and proves that each person has his/her own taste and needs .


Everyone likes what they like. For my part I'm inclined to go slow on off brand lenses. The brand name that matches the camera body lenses usually cost a little more for the same quality photo----but also and the other end of the loop they hold their value. There are more than a few of the Pentax lenses that I own that will bring more now on Ebay than I paid for them.

I have not seen this to be true with Sigma's, tammys or any other "will fits".
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The best IQ will come from the 300mm prime, the best versatility from the bigma. its just a question of... 'what do you want'. i have the f* 300mm and have thought of the convenience of the bigma on several occasions. then i look at the IQ, my personal criteria, and the f*300 wins. just decide what you want and go get it.

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