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Old Mar 16, 2011, 5:08 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII or?

Hi guys, I'm looking at the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII for my next purchase and would like to get some opinions from the pros here before pulling the trigger.
What are your opinions guys, which is better for this specific focal range Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, Tamron, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM or Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (not sure if there's a stabilized version though)?


Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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I also found the wide spread issue on the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, do the newer ones still suffer this problem?

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Old Mar 17, 2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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I'm watching this. Curious also.
Also considering the Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D VR
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most of the reviews ive been seeing is the nikon vr2 70-200 is a great lens if u have the cash laying around but ive also read some good reviews of the sigma 70-200 2.8hsm2 which im picking up in a couple weeks for my d3000
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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zombz,

Mind to share some thoughts why you chose the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 hsm2 over the Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 DI LD IF Macro?

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Old Mar 17, 2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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i just had seen more reviews of the sigma and got a good deal on it
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 1:27 PM   #6
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this guy is really cool and seems fun and did a review on the sigma 70-200 2.8 here is the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdYWI...eature=fvwkrel
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Yea its fun watching and worth viewing too.

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no problem he is very helpful i think and he is fun to watch
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As with most lens decisions, it isn't clear cut.
The VR II is the best available for Nikon but you pay for that.
The tamron is fairly sharp (sharper than the sigma) but it is slow to focus - so not good for sports work.
The sigma non-OS is less sharp than the tamron but faster to focus so better for sports.
I haven't seen any field reports on the Sigma OS version - so it's still a bit of an unknown whether performance is up to the price sigma is charging.

What specific photography do you need the lens for?
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As with most lens decisions, it isn't clear cut.
The VR II is the best available for Nikon but you pay for that.
The tamron is fairly sharp (sharper than the sigma) but it is slow to focus - so not good for sports work.
The sigma non-OS is less sharp than the tamron but faster to focus so better for sports.
I haven't seen any field reports on the Sigma OS version - so it's still a bit of an unknown whether performance is up to the price sigma is charging.

What specific photography do you need the lens for?
Nikkor lenses are always considerably better than the after-market lenses such as Tamron or Sigma. Those are for those who don't want to spend the extra dollars for Nikkor. As usual, you get what you pay for.
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