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Offline Bigbill

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Siggy 70mm macro lens
« on: August 01, 2009, 01:32:37 PM »
Hello from wet Sheffy(again)
Ive bought the above mentioned lens,and i,m not overly happy with it,do any of you have any experience of it ??
Your views would be appreciated.

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Offline chris@seary.com

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Re: Siggy 70mm macro lens
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 09:45:24 AM »
Am I too late for this thread?

I bought one, and sent it back as it wouldn't focus properly. According to Canon, it was the lens, but it turned out to be to do with Canon's crappy AF issues (no more Canon bitching!).

Anyway, the thing I was staggered by was the actual size of the lens. Huge for a 70mm, and it's only 2.8 max aperture. Weighed a ton. However, I accept macro lenses are a quality thing, not for convenience.

I thought it would be good for portraits too, but was a little too unwieldy for me.

I'd rather buy one of the cheap AI/AIS Micro Nikkors off ebay. The 55mm 2.8 or 3.5 are very good.

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Re: Siggy 70mm macro lens
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 10:50:51 AM »
Hewwo from Chilly Sheffy

Cheers Chris,,good to see you are still knocking around.
Yahhh,the lens is a bit chunky,and i dont use it anywhere near as much as i should,,,,
Does give good piccies though.

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