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Old Apr 13, 2009, 1:56 PM   #1
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I need to buy telezoom and I cannot decide which:

1. Sigma 70-210 F3.5-4.5 APO Macro http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/detail.asp?IDLens=372
2. Sigma 70-300MM 1:4-5,6 AP0 DG with 200-300 macro http://www.limundo.com/aukcija-SIGMA...-Japan--195398
3. Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 APO D Macro http://www.foto-berza.com/ad4840.htm
4. Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0S http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...10mm/index.htm
5. Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0~5.6D http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...0mm/index2.htm (D or non-D)
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6. Nikkor 35-135 f/3.5-4.5 http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...mm/index1.htm?

Most appealing to me are Nikkors 70-210 but I dont know how D80 behaves with all these lenses regarding AF speed. And are these Sigma's any good, especially the first one?
Which would you choose? Thx in advance...
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Old Apr 13, 2009, 2:42 PM   #2
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So that Nikon owners are more likely to respond, I've moved your thread down to our Nikon Lenses forum, which is setup for questions and comments about lenses for Nikon dSLR models.


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Old Apr 13, 2009, 6:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was thinking to put it here, but then again it was a "What should I buy question?" Sorry for that.

Another thing I forgot to mention. I'd like to try and use this telezoom with a inverted 50mm f/1.8 and a macro coupling ring for macro experimentation. Is this possible and what results I could expect?

P.S. I've tried that with my brothers 18-55 at 55mm and it works great, but I found that longer lenses would benefit more from this rig. I already have Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8D...
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 9:19 AM   #4
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Sorry, I have no experience with any of those lenses. I'd caution you that some of those lenses are older budget models, and you may find that quality is lacking compared to a newer lens design. But, you really need to take each lens on a case by case basis, and I'd look for newer lens reviews with sample images and comments from users of dSLR models when comparing choices.



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