Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro DG (Canon AF) £127.22 @ Jessops - HotUKDeals
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First deal so please go easy. Been after this lens or the non APO, fist time ive seen the APO for this price, so now tempted to go for this rather than the non APO version.

Non APO - http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/26774/Show.html?SkuId=26774&tduid=2da1214bd92e5f5b88e7d23500791be2&url=http://www.jessops.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?SkuId=26774 £97.86
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#1
SIGMA do some great lenses, not a Bad price.
#2
I purchased the Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG MACRO (Canon) from there today for £146.80, next cheapest online was £181.

Also 3% Quidco cashback when you reserve online :D

Whilst browsing over the last couple of days I found http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/ useful for price comparison of photo equipment. It also includes lowest ever price and historical price charts.
#3
Yeah that camerapricebuster is great.

Btw how come this deal isnt on the home page of HD?
#5
How does this compare to the kit lens, 18-55mm... Will this offer superior images? I have read many people slating the kit lens...
#6
1Jim0
Yeah that camerapricebuster is great.

Btw how come this deal isnt on the home page of HD?


Has to get over 60 degrees to get promoted to there
#7
spann3rs
How does this compare to the kit lens, 18-55mm... Will this offer superior images? I have read many people slating the kit lens...


Yeah ive only got the 400d kit lens.
#8
Captain Hook
Has to get over 60 degrees to get promoted to there


Ah cool ,thanks.

So how did you guys find it? How much heat does it get once a person selects heat?
#9
1Jim0
Ah cool ,thanks.

So how did you guys find it? How much heat does it get once a person selects heat?


near the top of the page there are 2 tabs HOT for when it goes over 60 degrees and NEW for all the new posts
#10
spann3rs
How does this compare to the kit lens, 18-55mm... Will this offer superior images? I have read many people slating the kit lens...



The Kit Lens on the 350D and 400D is rubbish.. and lets a great camera down.
The kit lens on the 450D is amazing and well worth investing in if you have a 350D or 400D

just my opinion
#11
Captain Hook
The Kit Lens on the 350D and 400D is rubbish.. and lets a great camera down.
The kit lens on the 450D is amazing and well worth investing in if you have a 350D or 400D

just my opinion


yeah, I have the 400d kit lens. Can you buy the 450d kit lens separate?
#12
spann3rs
yeah, I have the 400d kit lens. Can you buy the 450d kit lens separate?



try here

http://www.parkcameras.com/7518/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-f3-5-5-6-IS.html

A fun site to check out the quality of the Canon Lenses and cameras is here

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon
#13
Nearly every review site concludes (when reviewed early 2007) that the 400D camera is a good starter DSLR but let down by the poor bundled 18-55mm lens.

Even though the 400D isn't the newest, I picked an ex display up from Currys Chester the other day. They had lost the battery so I negotiated them down to £212

It appears a reasonable price (at least it has a 1 year warranty). I purchased 2 Li-on CE marked batteries for £11 from a UK company selling on Ebay.

I later found an 1GB 80X Lexar CF card left in the CF slot of camera (after I ordered a Sandisk extreme 4GB from Amazon for £15).
#14
How much was it marked up for originally?
#15
jrob01
Nearly every review site concludes (when reviewed early 2007) that the 400D camera is a good starter DSLR but let down by the poor bundled 18-55mm lens.

Even though the 400D isn't the newest, I picked an ex display up from Currys Chester the other day. They had lost the battery so I negotiated them down to £212

It appears a reasonable price (at least it has a 1 year warranty). I purchased 2 Li-on CE marked batteries for £11 from a UK company selling on Ebay.

I later found an 1GB 80X Lexar CF card left in the CF slot of camera (after I ordered a Sandisk extreme 4GB from Amazon for £15).


I really like my 400d, I am more than happy with the images from the kit lens but with so many people slating the lens I'm wanting to try a better quality glass. I also have the Canon 70-300m zoom which I think is pretty good, It produces sharp enough images... Maybe my eyes aren't that good...
#16
Captain Hook
try here

http://www.parkcameras.com/7518/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-f3-5-5-6-IS.html

A fun site to check out the quality of the Canon Lenses and cameras is here

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon


Park camera link looks promising, is that THE 450d kit lens or similar?
#17
spann3rs
Park camera link looks promising, is that THE 450d kit lens or similar?


that's the kit Lens you get on the 450D
#18
The Kit lenses are good, only Professional photographers and photo journalists are going to tell you its rubbish when they tried using it for a Pro wedding or scenery shot.

Obviously the build and quality is nothing compared to a Canon L-series lens, but then if you only have a 350-450D camera then you aren't going to be wanting to put on a £900+ lens on it.

This is a good lens, you will still need strong lighting to get really crisp images, or up your ISO on your camera, but then be carefull of all that noise in your images.

If your starting out, then the KIT lens is good and this will be a great addition.

I always recommend you buy a Battery grip and an Extra Battery for the grip, the heavier the camera the steadier the shot, the greater the image will be!
#19
Captain Hook
that's the kit Lens you get on the 450D


cool, which one is better, the sigma or cannon?
#20
darrenwooly
The Kit lenses are good, only Professional photographers and photo journalists are going to tell you its rubbish when they tried using it for a Pro wedding or scenery shot.

Obviously the build and quality is nothing compared to a Canon L-series lens, but then if you only have a 350-450D camera then you aren't going to be wanting to put on a £900+ lens on it.

This is a good lens, you will still need strong lighting to get really crisp images, or up your ISO on your camera, but then be carefull of all that noise in your images.

If your starting out, then the KIT lens is good and this will be a great addition.

I always recommend you buy a Battery grip and an Extra Battery for the grip, the heavier the camera the steadier the shot, the greater the image will be!


Are you referring to the APO version?

Good tip about the battery grip hadn't thought that.
#21
darrenwooly
The Kit lenses are good, only Professional photographers and photo journalists are going to tell you its rubbish when they tried using it for a Pro wedding or scenery shot.

Obviously the build and quality is nothing compared to a Canon L-series lens, but then if you only have a 350-450D camera then you aren't going to be wanting to put on a £900+ lens on it.

This is a good lens, you will still need strong lighting to get really crisp images, or up your ISO on your camera, but then be carefull of all that noise in your images.

If your starting out, then the KIT lens is good and this will be a great addition.

I always recommend you buy a Battery grip and an Extra Battery for the grip, the heavier the camera the steadier the shot, the greater the image will be!


Yeah, I must admit I don't have the steadiest hands. The 450 kit lens has IS which will be great...
#22
1Jim0
How much was it marked up for originally?


Priced at £242 on clearance. I saw it on boxing day, and later returned (to also buy some other items) after I had checked some reviews and the Ebay prices.

Basically I wanted to move on from my Sony DSC-G1 point and shoot without breaking the bank.

I was going to buy a Nikon D60 with the VR lens from PCWorld for £345 ish but then saw the 400D. That said, I have spent £350 after purchasing the 28-300mm Sigma lens today.
#23
spann3rs
cool, which one is better, the sigma or cannon?



I can't say -

1 - They have different focal lengths so you are not comparing like for like
2 - I have never seen any pictures from the Sigma

However I did buy the 450D lens for my 400D and I'm thrilled with it. (it was £15 more than it is now as well)
#24
Captain Hook
I can't say -

1 - They have different focal lengths so you are not comparing like for like
2 - I have never seen any pictures from the Sigma

However I did buy the 450D lens for my 400D and I'm thrilled with it. (it was £15 more than it is now as well)


Do you have any pics uploaded on flickr, fotki or the like taken with the canon lens?
1 Like #25
spann3rs
Do you have any pics uploaded on flickr, fotki or the like taken with the canon lens?


not mine but these were taken with the canon lens (just click the refresh to change the pictures)

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_s_18_55_35_56_is
1 Like #26
Captain Hook
not mine but these were taken with the canon lens (just click the refresh to change the pictures)

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_s_18_55_35_56_is


Legend, Thankyou for your help tonight. Much Appreciated!
#27
spann3rs
Legend, Thankyou for your help tonight. Much Appreciated!


No problem at all
#28
Only 34 heat :(
#29
If you go on my website [url]www.picklepics.com[/url], all my images have been taken with a SIGMA lens.
#30
1Jim0
Only 34 heat :(


Most wouldn't pay £127 for a fully featured point and shoot. I have noticed somebody has since posted the Nikon version.

Why risk buying second hand at this price..... Even though I purchased this yesterday morning...I have voted hot as this will save others a few quid...
#31
jrob01
Most wouldn't pay £127 for a fully featured point and shoot. I have noticed somebody has since posted the Nikon version.


This isnt intended for P&S

jrob01
Why risk buying second hand at this price..... Even though I purchased this yesterday morning...I have voted hot as this will save others a few quid...


Eh, second hand? They go for a similar price second hand on ebay.
#32
this isnt a point and shoot, you may as well stick with your KIT LENS for that, dont forget its usful for MACRO as well as the APO benefit.
#33
Cheers for all the interesting comments guys. I need to hijack the thread a little, for one post.
What is APO?
Looking at Jessops site, they have the APO version in a Pentax mount for £156 but the (not APO) version for £68 here- how much difference is there between the two?
#34
1Jim0
This isnt intended for P&S
Eh, second hand? They go for a similar price second hand on ebay.


What I was trying to say (probably not very well) that the majority of camera consumers use a normal point and shoot. Therefore this will only interest members who have, or know somebody with a Canon DSLR.

I looked at purchasing an additional lens from Ebay, but for the sake of a few pounds I could go to my local Jesops and have a brand new item with an one year warranty (box and manaual). By the time you have considered risk, waiting, delivery costs, warranty.....

Jessops used to sell second hand equipment, the one in Wrexham said they stopped a long time ago. Is this true for all the branches?
#35
A good tip if you are looking to buy lenses is what's called White-box Lenses, this is basically where the retailer has split the camera and the kit lens to sell them seperately as this is more profitable for the retailer and a lot cheaper for the customer.

its usually the more private camera shops rather than the big retailers like Jessops and Kalumet.
#36
Ive been and got one of these today mainly for the macro function. Its a quality lense especially for the price.
#37
Can someone please answer this - is the range of this lens 70-300 as in 35mmm spec or in DSLR spec?
#38
dvdvicar
Can someone please answer this - is the range of this lens 70-300 as in 35mmm spec or in DSLR spec?


As this fits both Digital SLRs and 35mm SLRs I would say it is 35mm spec

read the intro here.
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/326-sigma-af-70-300mm-f4-56-apo-dg-macro-test-report--review
#40
Would this be a good Macro lens for my Canon 1000D?

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