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  1. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    Hockey season is around the corner, and I'm going to be shooting a lot more of the games this year, so I needed to upgrade my old, slow zoom. I'd been looking at a longer prime 2.8, but then was at Roberts Camera in Indianapolis this past weekend and found this beauty used. It's a Sigma 70-200 F2.8. It's been put through its paces and shows a good amount of wear, but the AF motor is in great shape and the glass is spotless. I'm so happy I decided to get artsy and take some photos of it...

    With my old zoom propping it up:
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    nice lense! I'm waiting for your photos made with it!!!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hooray for new toys!! :cheer:
     
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    Walt TPF Noob!

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    Unlimited amount of toys one can get. Ain't photography great! :p
     
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    Roberts eh? I go to the one on Meridian street. Congrats on the lens, how much was it?
     
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    Yup, that's where we were! :D :thumbsup: It was $525.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    WOW great price!

    My Nikkor 70~300mm F4~5.6 cost me $250 new, but the nikkor 70~200mm F2.8 will cost at least 3 times more!!!!

    Be sure to take some shots for us to worship!
     
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    I help coach the high school girls soccer team, so I might take it and give it a shakedown at our first match tomorrow night. :thumbsup: The real test for it will come in a couple months though when hockey season gets here. :D
     
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    talonop TPF Noob!

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    That is a very good deal! I am also looking at some telephoto lenses, but the only ones I can afford are ohsoslow at around f/5.6.

    BTW Which high school do you coach soccer at?
     
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    We're down in Whiteland. My wife works for Lilly and is the assistant coach. I teach in the middle school and am the goalkeeper coach.

    I hear you about prices. I was all set to search for months and end up with a fixed focal length (had to go to a 2.8...my f 4-5.6 just wasn't cutting it), but even though this sigma is a bit bruised, the price couldn't be beat.
     
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    FYI, Roberts didn't have much else in the way of used Canon lenses. Several of the nice Canon L-series, but still f4 or higher. :|
     

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