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Canon EOS300D & Sigma EF lenses

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  1. wilber

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    A friend has a canon & went to Jessops today to get another lens apart from the 18-55. Seems that none of the Sigma EF lenses will work with the camera - anyone got any to work?
     
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    Hi Wilber, I've noticed on my 300D the different shoulders on the EF-S 18-55 lens, compared to the EF 75-300 lens. As you probably know the 18-55 will only fit the 300D, I've not tried any other make of lens, but it's an interesting point if as you say the Sigma doesn't fit. Parks cameras have the Canon EF-S 55-200 in stock for £194.99, but I'm not sure if there UK stock.

    ASH1 :confused:
     
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    ASH1 - the sigma lenses fit but they don't function - seems to be a problem when the camera stops down the lens before releasing the shutter. You are right that the18-55 that comes as part of the kit will not fit any other current Canon
     
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    Ash1,

    Does the 75-300 lens function OK with the 300D?
     
  5. wilber

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    I tried my Canon 75-300 EF lens on my mates camera & it worked beatifully
     
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    I'm thinking of investing in a 75-300. They can be has nrand new for £140ish. What's your opinion of it please?
     
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    It's not the best lens in this class by any means - noisy to use and quite slow to focus & widest aperture of f4 ain't that good. BUT for the money it's good - once it's focused it takes cracking pictures.

    Have you considered the sigma 70-300 which seems to be a fabulous lens as shown in these shots posted at dp review

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=6310454
     
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    I hadn't and, after reading the previous post re compatibility, may not anyhow!

    I have seen a mint EF75-300 USMII for sale at £109.

    This seems a complete bargain?
     
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    Sigma lenses are / aren't compatible with Canon Digital EOS depending on time of manufacture - anything in the last 12 months will be fine. Jessops told me today that they would guarantee compatibility of any new sigma lens they sold.

    For £109 yes it's a bargain - provided you know its limitations.

    BTW hows the hunt for a cheap 10D going?
     
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    It's not.

    After trying the Nikon 5400 & Minolta A1 I deceided the 300D was just far superior, even with it's questionable build.

    It cost me a tenner more than the A1 would have.

    No contest really.
     
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    Agreed on the no contest re competition front - the £350+ more to get a 10d isn't looking worth it to me, especially having had an extended play (ooer) with my mates 300d.
     
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    That's what I figured. I don't require all the "extra" features of the 10D, so the £350+ (probably more) would be to get the better build. As i'm not a professional who slings his camera around I'll manage.:D
     
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    Just had a quick demo of a 300D today. Resisted the temptation to buy it there and then (but not for long probably - I'll probably not last past Monday!). Am I correct in assuming that my Canon 75-300USM lens from my 35mm SLR will work with the 300D?
     
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    Yep - Canon EF lenses should all work. As I wrote earlier, old Sigma lenses don't.

    If you're buying one QED still seem to be cheapest at £786 with lens, the links are in a couple of other threads in this forum. Jessops confirmed to me yesterday that there was no problem price matching.
     
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    Glad to see the word is spreading about the Jessops price match. But I hope you don't all go at once or they may stop it all together. :D I'm now saving for my battery grip and EF-S 55-200 lens, unless I sell my EOS 30 and lenses first.
    Is there anywhere on this forum where I can advertise them?
    ASH1 :smashin:
     
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    hardware classified section for selling - EBAY may be a better bet though
     
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    Hi Wilber, thanks for the info.
    ASH1:smashin:
     
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    Well I now have my sweaty mitts on a 300d -

    Works with the kit lens (obviously) & my 75-300 Canon lens. Doesn't work with any of my old sigma lenses (shame, that means I need a new Macro)

    Top result though is that it does work with my Cobra 700 AF flash gun!! And the Cable release for my Eos 50 also fires it
     
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    My cable release from my EOS 30 is the same as a 300D model, So it save my a few quid. :clap:
    ASH1
     
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    Just found this:

    Nothing on UK site but I'll give them a bell in the morning (01707 329999) - might save a few bob on another lens
     
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    Well then - spoke to Sigma service department. unfortunately my macro can't be chipped. But they offered me the opportunity to have a new lens for trade price - £110 + vat compared to £220 from Jessops - result!
     
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    That seems very generous as it's not really their fault that it isn't compatible!!
     
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    Top marks for Sigma - a nice new lens has just been delivered, excellent service
     

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