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Having found a new found enthusiasm since purchasing my 60d, I am now looking to upgrade my lenses. Before anyone starts I know lens first then body but my 350d was getting old and I only paid £500 for the 60d!!
Anyway my dilemma is this. I like shooting low light and portraits, I also like to shoot wildlife. I have a budget of about £1000.
Option 1 Sigma 70 - 200 F2.8 and a 2 x converter This would give me the option to shoot portraits and low light and also effectively a range of 70 - 200 and 140 - 400 with the latter shooting at f6ish.
Ideal world I would get the 70-200 and 150-500
My question on this is would I notice much difference between this and my Sigma 70-300 DG AP Macro other than the ability to shoot at F2.8
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Why not get either a 50mm or 85mm, F1.4 or F1.8? Cheap, lightweight and big aperture.
The Answer is YES and stick with the 1.4 sigma tc not the 2x.
Should have said my current lenses are sigma 17 70 f2.8-4, 50mm f1.8 and sigma 70-300
I have the 60D and Sigma 70-200 with 1.4x TC. I decided against the 2x as the falloff in light would have been too much. Very happy with the 70-200 although i don't get much chance to use it. The Sigma TCs will only work with certain lenses so be careful of your choice.
Main reason i bought the TC is because i can have the extra reach when i need it but retain the 2.8 max apeture when i dont.
Thanks everyone. I think I've decided now. As soon as funds are topped back up, I will be ordering the 70-200 with 1.4 converter. As this will still leave me short of 300mm I will be saving for the canon 100-400 f4-5.6 L IS
Be careful. A converter does not work with a 150-500 Sigma
according to the official Sigma website,both the 1.4x & 2x tc,work on the camera,but only on manual focus.
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