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Old Mar 3, 2009, 8:58 AM   #11
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I think I will be ordering the Sigam 70-200 today.... I've always enjoyed their lenses and the reviews say if you "get a good one" its a great lens.
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Ok well Im trying to decide if it is worth going with the used Nikon 80-200 AF-S for $1219. or the new Sigma at $729. Also I was considering the Nikon 17-55 2.8 AF-S, is that a goodchoice?
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Old Mar 5, 2009, 6:08 AM   #13
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Ok well Im trying to decide if it is worth going with the used Nikon 80-200 AF-S for $1219. or the new Sigma at $729. Also I was considering the Nikon 17-55 2.8 AF-S, is that a goodchoice?
They are both good choice and you can't loose either way

-> The same applies to the $1299 AF-S 17-55 f/2.8 vs the $699 Tokina 16-50 f/2.8 which is equally good if not better - It's just $:-):lol::G
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Not to hijack the thread... but as a word of caution, I was a little wary about ordering the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, but I ordered one from B&H and got it last night. I put it on my d300 and the Autofocus didn't work... at all.

Tried it on my F5 to make sure it wasn't the camera, and sure enough, the AF still didn't work. Manually focused fine. So I was playing around with the manual focus, and while adjusting the ring, the motor kicked to life, worked for a few minutes, then stopped again.

I don't know what it is... obviously a bad lens from the factory. Will send it back to B&H on Monday. Kind of sucks though. It was really nice when it was working, though!
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Thanks NHL, I ordered the Tokina. Would you suggest the Nikon 900 Flash or a different model?
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Thanks NHL, I ordered the Tokina. Would you suggest the Nikon 900 Flash or a different model?
Contrary to most most folk I got the Metz 58AF-1 first i.e. before the SB900:
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The Metz has two heads, much more flexible as the 1st device (cost slighly less too ). Once you've decided on a 2nd unit then any SB will be good - BTW check it out the Canon 580EX-II is still dead last (again)!

-> They didn't rate the Sigma EF-530DG Super but this one is probably one of the most affordable option for the power it put out...
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