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joey_ Mar 19, 2007 9:43 AM

Having read many reviews and considered my budget/quality ratio, I've narrowed the list to 3 lenses:

Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 HSM

Sigma APO 70-200mm F/2.8 HSM Macro

Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8 AF-D

The first one is longer, it's sharp, and optically it is a very good lens. A little slower than the other two.

The second one it's fast, it's macro and is considered a good lens too.

The third is branded and therefore slightly more expensive for what it is. Nonetheless, it's a fine lens, it's fast, sharp and optically it is good too.

Could you please comment on my choices and pick one and outline the reasons for your choice?


fastglass Mar 19, 2007 10:16 PM


I haveNO experience with the Sigma's & do not own the Nikon, but USA Sigmas have a 1 yr warranty, &a USANikon a 5 yr warranty, & i'd guess, better resale value if you decide to sell.

In general, Idon't have a problem with non-OEM glass, but thereought to be a substantial reason to chose it overOEMglass - like substantial savings (30%+), or something desired but not offered by the OEM (Sigma's 30mm f1.4, for example).



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