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The 2 x Canon TC will soften the image slightly but I don't think it will degrade the image significantly. I have Kenko TC which I don't use anymore because of its quality but the original "L" Canon TC should be OK. I need about 400mm and also shorter range so this combination should work for me. Two different lenses would best but I can't afford them right now.
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Posted: 12/15/2004, 21:46:50 PM
Ericsphotos, I have thought about a canon 1.4x for my 28-200 usm. Any ideas on that combination "as I cant swing the cost of a good 400-500 lens ???
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Posted: 12/15/2004, 22:42:41 PM
Anyone had any experence with Sigma AF 105/2.8 EX DG MACRO? It is the next buy on my list. I know some cheaper sigma arent good. This one sells at Tristate for $319.00 and is true macro. eg 1/1
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Posted: 12/15/2004, 22:52:34 PM
I have Kenko TC that I used with my previous Canon IS lens (75-300mm). I was not satisfied with the lens itself and the combination with TC was even worse. The image was too soft and colors were off. I don't know the lens you mentioned so I can't say. In the perfect world I would not use any TC but I can't afford 300mm F2.8 "L" lens.
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Posted: 12/15/2004, 23:40:04 PM
Not to worry about $ for those high end lens! A period of time of uploading here and the good things will come before ya know it.."Problem with me is I hate wating" Ha Ha.
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Posted: 12/15/2004, 23:55:59 PM
I've mentioned this site before on an earlier thread but if you want lots of comprehensive reviews of a particular lens or camera I would certainly recommend this place;


Lots of very experienced photographers giving their honest opinions on the pro's & con's of pretty much all the equipment out there.

The other day I was considering Canon's new-ish 17-85IS, perfect range for stock images I thought ... then I read the reviews ... ouch! Damned glad I didn't part with any money for it and it's about twice the price in the UK to what they're paying for it in the US.

For the record I use just 2 lenses for almost all my work, the 16-35Lmm (95%) and the 100-400L IS (5%) __ both fantastic lenses. I certainly believe that L glass is worth the money if you can afford it. Good glass, unlike the camera in these digital days, is forever if you look after it.

There's only 2 really critical components in digital photography IMHO __ the glass and the sensor __ oh, and the photographer I guess!!
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Posted: 12/16/2004, 07:56:37 AM

Originally posted by Mckown:
Quoted Message: Anyone had any experence with Sigma AF 105/2.8 EX DG MACRO? It is the next buy on my list. I know some cheaper sigma arent good. This one sells at Tristate for $319.00 and is true macro. eg 1/1

I have this lens and love it. All of the macros and even relatively close-up isolated shots in my portfolio are from this lens. It's well worth the money.
Posted: 12/16/2004, 10:04:26 AM
McKown, I just had a awful experience with Sigma AF lenses. I bough my Nikon D70 in a package with two Sigma lenses. The 70-300,and the 28-80 they are listed under Af-Mf. When I looked into the view finder everything was blurry. So I played around with it. I thought I wasn't using the camera correctly. Then I though well maybe something is going on with my eyes. So I took them to a dealer because all my photos were turning out out of focus. some wer really bad and others don't look out of focus but really are. The dealer told me that these lenses were not quality. Both selling for $220.brand new. So I ended up buying a new lens. With the money I have spent I could have bought the next step up camera,

Sigma does make some good lenses,but obviously they wer no the ones that came with the package. I learned my lesson the hard way. Check and make sue of the model numbers. My e-mail is the holyghostwoman@msn.com I do not want anyone to make the same mistake. kittycat
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Posted: 12/16/2004, 12:49:42 PM
Philipdyer - Thanks a bunch! I was hoping to hear a good word on that particular lens as all the online shopping I have done I certainly picked that one.

Kittycat - Thanks for the input. I guess ALL manufactures of lens make some bad and some good to excellent lens. Great to be on a site that has so many helpful people that will reply to someone in need of help and opinions.

Joegough - Thanks for the URL and info. I put the URL in favorites for checking on things. Thanks to All.

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Posted: 12/16/2004, 14:33:02 PM
Canon EF 28-200 3.5-5.6 USM. If anyone considering this lens my advice is dont buy it! Very good for normal prints but is too soft 100% viewing. ALL my pics have to have as much as possible unsharp mask. Wish I had searched the online reviews before spending $350 on it. Just thought I would pass that along as to help prevent someone from wasting money on that lens. " Mine is for sale to someone who doesnt know about the problems, Ha Ha!!
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Posted: 12/22/2004, 12:51:29 PM
My first lens purchase was a big mistake. My college photography instructor told us to go for primes or short zooms (where there wasn't much zoom range) for the best quality image. Being poor, I decided to go for a Tamron 28-300 3.5-6.3. I loved the lens at first, lightweight, great range, etc etc. It was a wonderful lens to lean with.

Then I got my 10D and boy did it hit home what they said about the camera reveling the quality of the lens. My Tamron is absolutely useless for the 10D unless I shrink the picture by 400% or more. So, I researched a new lens and went with the Canon 100/2.8 Macro. Now that's a great lens. I wish I had a 28-70 or so, though. 100 mm is too much telephoto for most things.

Has anyone tried the Canon 28-135? How good is that one?
28-300 mm zoom....
Posted: 12/27/2004, 20:52:58 PM
I am not familiar with Canon Lenses.

I just picked up a 1973 Nikon 55mm Micro for 60.00. Its a manual lense. but it is sharp and well built.

I also own a Phoenix 100mm Lense. Brand new goes for about 100.00. The body is cheaply made but it is also a very sharp lense. It gets great reviews and is worth the 99.00.

The next lense I am hoping to buy soon the Nikon 105mm Micro Lense.

Most of the time I look for used lenses on ebay. Every once awhile there is a bargain. So far I have been luck (No Duds).

The Sigma 105mm Macro is a great lense. It gets great reviews. ANother good lense for Nikon owners is the Nikon 105mm Micro and the Tamron 90mm Micro. A lot of people like the Tamron for Bokeh. I also like the Bokeh I get from my Tamron Lenses.

When Shooting Macro and objects a Good Macro lense is needed.
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Edited: 12/27/2004, 21:36:02 PM
I've got the 300d and the first additional lens I got was the 55- 200 which equals 90ish to 300ish in 35mm terms on the digital 300. A good range that picked up from the kit lens, but a bit soft if not stopped down, so needing good light especially at full zoom to keep speed high. I then purchased the 28- 135 IS lens which straddles the 2 and provides a good general purpose range. The IS usually wins back a stop or two, but still needs care at full zoom but is more solid and better in manual mode than the other 2 lenses. Faster lenses would be nice but there is a high price jump. For a good 'standard/ portrait lens, both of the fixed 50mm ( 88ish equivalent) 1.8 and 1,4 are well regarded, the latter for better bokeh wide open and slightly crisper, but at a premium.

The IS lens is also heavier, but not so much as to outweigh its good picture quality and versatile range.

I could demo example shots oif each lens if of interest,


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Posted: 01/13/2005, 17:20:27 PM
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