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Canon lens 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM vs Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG HSM II

edited July 2012 Posted in » Canon T2i Forum
I'm looking for a the best lens for taking wildlife photography. I want to go back to Alaska and have better photos next time. Now with my new T2i camera I need the best lens. The Canon rep on Facebook suggested the 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM. The camera company I spoke with today suggested the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG HSM II. I'm very new to photography, and I'm getting overwhelmed with all the research and need some advice. Thanks.


  • edited March 2013
    I took a Canon 70-200mm f/4L to Alaska and was very impressed with the results. However, I wish I had more range, but I was still able to get some great shots! In Alaska, most of your shooting will be in good light and the wildlife will most likely be moving, so f/2.8 and IS will not be as important. The 70-200mm f/4L will be lighter and will still give you wonderful shots (and won't break the bank like the f/2.8L IS II).

    You can pick up a refurb 70-200mm f/4L from canon for under $500.
  • @ikirumata - Thanks for sharing your experience with the lens. :)
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