Sigma 135-400 Canon Lens

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  1. conor

    conor TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys and gals,

    I have been looking at buying the Sigma 135-400 Canon Lens for my 350D but after looking at a few reviews, I'm confused as to whether it's any good.

    Some of the reviews say that its an excellent lens, others say the AF is not very good and that it takes ages to focus. Others have said that the lens creep is bad. A work colleague has one and he says that he hasnt had a lot of problems with it.

    Can anyone give me some advice and maybe suggest an alternative?

    TIA,
     
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    I'm not familiar with this lense, but maybe you could borrow your friends and see if you like it. Granted there may be a difference between your friends and what you buy, but it gives you a base line.

    Cheers
     
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    I had that lens for my Sony Alpha and I didnt like it all that well.The focus was really noisy and it was sooooo slooooowww.dont even think about shooting a moving subject with that thing.
    It works ok for static subjects but not to good for action.
    overall I never used it to much.
    Try and borrow your friends as suggested above and see if you like it.Mabye the canon version is better but I doubt it.
    As far as picture quality It was pretty good.I never noticed any bad distortions or softness at any of the focal lengths.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have used the same lens in a Nikon mount. It is heavy, slow to focus, noisy and soft on the 400mm end... and yes, it does creep out as well.

    I would choose something else.
     
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    the reviews for the sigma 50-500mm seam pretty good maybe look in to that one. :)
    good luck!
     
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    ..or the Canon 100-400L
     
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    That is supposed to be a nice piece of glass.Not real fast but for the price and its an L lens to boot how could you go wrong
     
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    yeh.. good lens (I have one) but it is more than twice the price of the lens OP was asking about. How about the Tamron 200-500mm?
     

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