$79 Lens-Is there distortion I'm missing?

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  1. stsinner

    stsinner No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It was an eBay posting by 47st Photo. I subsequently called Sigma with a question about it because I couldn't get the macro switch back to normal (turns out you have to be focused on something more than 10 feet away..) and the lady at Sigma told me that I got a great deal because the lens will sell for $150 all day long... I was quite pleased with that news..

    http://stores.ebay.com/47th-Street-Photo


     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I can see CA in some of the shots, i wouldn't swap my 300mmF2.8L and it is worth every penny

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    i got the sigman 70-300 to and iv taken some good shots with it but it is soft. The macro shots will never be as sharp as youd like.
     
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    I have the sigma 70-300 APO and i love it. I used a canon 70-200 F4 L non IS before making the purchase and I just couldnt justifiy paying 500 more for the L. I know that may be crazy but I really like the sigma. It works well for what i shoot. I shoot candid street shots and it is usually in really good lighting so i have no problems with getting a good shutter speed so i can consistently get sharp shots even at 300mm. I will admit that the L does make the pics pop but not enough to justify that extra. I can just make my pics pop in PP and they turn out great.

    You got a good deal on that lens. Cant wait to see more shots.

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