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    I have one and it's loud. Heavy, too. Does the job out to about 295, then, vignetting starts in the corners. Can you test fly one? Do that first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlich View Post
    I have one and it's loud. Heavy, too. Does the job out to about 295, then, vignetting starts in the corners. Can you test fly one? Do that first.
    This is on eBay, so I cannot test drive it,that's why I'm asking

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    I own a similar one. The Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro which you can find a review for here: Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Interchangeable Lens Review

    For $300 I found it to be an excellent lens. Mind you, I am comparing it to my kit lens. I still love this lens though. For my budget it gave me a wonderful zoom capability on my XSi and a pretty good quality. All of the shots in my Polar Bear Dip set were shot with this lens from 65 meters away from the action. Here's a link to the set so you can see the results: Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip - a set on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iguanasan View Post
    I own a similar one. The Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro which you can find a review for here: Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Interchangeable Lens Review

    For $300 I found it to be an excellent lens. Mind you, I am comparing it to my kit lens. I still love this lens though. For my budget it gave me a wonderful zoom capability on my XSi and a pretty good quality. All of the shots in my Polar Bear Dip set were shot with this lens from 65 meters away from the action. Here's a link to the set so you can see the results: Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip - a set on Flickr
    So at $120, it is a great price and a good beginner lens?

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    I'd say you would enjoy the results from your investment until you could afford something better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iguanasan View Post
    I'd say you would enjoy the results from your investment until you could afford something better.
    I already want a new camera!!!!

    As for affording something better, I can afford it but I am still in the dog house for dropping $1700 on that photograph and spending $300 more to frame it!!!

    Luckily, I won $50 tonight on a football board on the LSU game, GEAUX TIGERS!!!!! So that will go toward my lens.

    I guess my main question for this thread is, buy this one or is there something alittle better for under $200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theantiquetiger View Post
    I already want a new camera!!!!
    I guess my main question for this thread is, buy this one or is there something alittle better for under $200?
    I'd go with what Iguanasan suggested, that, plus what do you think you'll get "a little better" for under $200? I would submit you'd get a POS lens. Buy cheap (and I don't mean inexpensive), you'll get cheap.
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    I did purchase the sigma lens. I know sigma is a cheap lens and would love to get the best of the best as for equipment, but I need baby steps. I am not too impressed with my Canon EOS Rebel XSi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theantiquetiger View Post
    I did purchase the sigma lens. I know sigma is a cheap lens and would love to get the best of the best as for equipment, but I need baby steps. I am not too impressed with my Canon EOS Rebel XSi.
    The rebel is a great starter camera, enjoy it and learn about dSLR until you can easily upgrade. Buy your lenses sensibly so that you don't have to buy the same glass for a different system. I.E. Decide if you want to stay with Canon and if you do, get lenses that can go on your new camera body as well.
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