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Digital Photography Equipment => Lens Talk => Topic started by: a350novice on July 23, 2008, 05:30:45 PM

Title: Any opinions as to??
Post by: a350novice on July 23, 2008, 05:30:45 PM
Any opinions as to which is the better deal?

Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG Aspherical for $512.00  OR THE

Sigma 100-300mm f/4 D EX APO  with the Sigma 1.4x EX DG teleconverter for $750.00

Thanks
Title: Re: Any opinions as to??
Post by: Rob aka [minolta mad] on July 23, 2008, 05:40:48 PM
Cant comment on the 135-400, but Stef done some comparison shots with the 100-300 and the Sony 70-210/2.8 and a tc
See here (http://www.dynaxdigital.com/index.php/topic,5741.0.html).
TC's have a huge effect on the quality of images, clearly shown in Stefs thread, the biggest question is, is how important is the extra 100 mm reach copared to a constant f/4 appeture ???


Rob [minolta mad]
Title: Re: Any opinions as to??
Post by: Stef. on July 24, 2008, 01:06:03 AM
As Rob said- check perhaps the comparison shots out. In a nutshell I am not a very big fan off converters BUT the Sigma 100300 f4 is a fantastic but very heavy lens! Highly recommended though!
Stef.