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Old Dec 9, 2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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I have a new D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and also a 50mm 1.8. I imagine that once in a while I'll want to do some deeper shots. I see the Sigman 70-300mm APO is a popular low cost choice for under 200.00. Is there anything else I should be looking at? A 70-200mm would also work. I'd rather not spend more than 400.00 or so.

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Old Dec 10, 2004, 8:31 AM   #2
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Zoom Macro Super II

This is the exact model around $200 that get the good reviews. Be careful because thereare 3 similar sigma lens. It seems that the MACRO and SUPER II is important.

Anything really better will cost you more than $400.
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Old Dec 10, 2004, 8:44 AM   #3
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The Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D is only about $130 and from what I have read/heard is a pretty good lens.

Huge zoom range, light weight and low price.

Look also for the 70-210mm f/4-5.6D AF if you can find it discounted.
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Old Dec 11, 2004, 7:38 PM   #4
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I've also just got a D70 andthe Sigma APO 70-300 -actually ordered the lens first as there is so much confidence in it as a good but cheap zoom.

It's noisy compared to the Kit lens (not a problem) but focuses fast - I think it is sharp- certainly enough for me.
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 12:22 PM   #5
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Morris : Can you tell me how good is the Nikkor AF. 70-300 mm. f. 4-5.6 G ?? Carlos
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