Canon EF IS USM 70-300 f4-5.6

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  1. pazzy

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    I have decided to go with this lens as my 1st telephoto,
    I'd love to get a 70-200 L USM f4 but realistically it's outta my price range.

    This lens has good reviews but i read somewhere its approaching L quality ?

    In comparison with the SIGMA 70-300 DG MACRO is it better ? worse ? the same , and can I use a SIGMA 70-300 DG MACRO with my camera ?

    (Canon EOS 400D - Rebel XTi)
     
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    I'm a Canon shooter but I can't speak to the quality of the lens you mentioned as I have never owned or shot it. If this however is the lens you are talking about:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/397663-USA/Canon_0345B002_70_300mm_f_4_5_6_EF_IS.html

    Then I would suggest that you possibly look at this 70-200 f4L lens from Canon. I did own this lens and loved the quality. I only got rid of it to go to the f2.8 version for sports.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/183198-GREY/Canon_2578A002_70_200mm_f_4_0L_USM_Autofocus.html

    It does not have IS on it, but it is one very sharp lens, very well built and the price is comparable and having a constant aperture across the entire focal length is nice.

    If you must have IS then either the first lens or save your pennies for the IS version of the 70-200 f4.
     
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    Thanks , I ended up getting the EF 70-300 IS 4-5.6 ,,
    i am very happy with it , i wont be using it for sports,
    so its fast enough for me ..
     

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