Canon V's Sigma - What's in a name...

I have been waiting a life-time (Well, it feels like it!) for the new Canon 70-200 f2.8IS Mk2. It was finally released and the bombshell that hit me hardest was the suggested release price!

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is available from the end of February 2010 priced at £2,799.99 / €3,199.99 RRP inc. VAT - £2,799.99 for a lens that I would love, but that in my current state, won't have enough photographic work to pay for.

Enter something different... A Sigma?

So, it's black... It costs half the price of the old Canon, actually... less than half.. is it half as good? I'm going to try get hold of one and try it out!

With no image stabilization and my shaky hands, we may run into trouble... We shall see!

Sigma, Check your email...