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    lgc  1062 forum posts England
    6 Nov 2005 - 4:22 PM

    Have been looking into getting a new canon lens for my surf pics. Problem 1 is I dont want to be lugging around a ton weight and tripod etc. Problem 2 is that I am not minted and therefore cannot afford the top of the range stuff, I can stretch a little but not that far!!
    Can you help me solve these problems bearing in mind that fast focusing is the main key??

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    geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Nov 2005 - 10:12 PM

    Almost asking for the impossible....

    The closest to your requests might be the canon 400L 5.6


    elikag  10749 forum posts
    6 Nov 2005 - 11:24 PM

    There's the Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX APO OS for around $1000 (sorry don't know the price in UK).

    Big plus: it's stabilized.

    Ilia Kagan

    richardv  1032 forum posts
    7 Nov 2005 - 4:02 AM

    The Sigma 80-400mm EX APO OS is currently priced at 699.00 on 7dayshop, but don't go rushing there to buy it.
    The site states that "Stock Level = Plenty" but in fact they don't have any and expect it to take 3 - 4 weeks before they get any. Richard

    7 Nov 2005 - 5:40 AM

    the sigma os does not work well below a 20d, due to the poor power output of the older dslr lens contacts, it needs some juice to get moving, it works fair on the 10d but, I tried it on a d60 and it could not provide the juice.

    exclusive  9579 forum posts United Kingdom
    7 Nov 2005 - 11:58 AM

    i'd go 120-300 sigma, not as long but can easily be used with converters.

    don't discount the second hand market, buy an amateur photography magazine and trawl the classifieds at the back and you'll find something.

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