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Old Jul 22, 2004, 8:29 PM   #1
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Ok i know this is old or prob. run in the ground....but i thought i was getting the rebel, then the Nikon D70 came out. so i had to totally relook the lens issue.

I finally got the Nikon D70,

I shoot mostly kids sports, football,baseball,softball,basketball,volleyball.

I want something very fast for action,if possible not too big or heavy, lol

70-200mm f2.8 or something like that. diff. want the f2.8 and at least to 200.

If possible around 1000.00 or lower. Nikon would be nice but would go sigma.

main thing is quick for sports, ive been reading some of the past stuff, just

cant seem to narrow it down , im just a rookie with lenses, ill try to keep reading the post people have already put.

Here is one lens , will this work for what i want , is this fast?

http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...=289&store=

here are some of my sample shots with my past camera

http://www.pbase.com/yankees



thanks any new info would be great , :?


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Old Jul 23, 2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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I use Nikon's 70-200 VR, don't have any experience with the Sigma. However you can read up some user reviews at the following link:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...rt=7&thecat=29

Seems a lot of users are happy campers and like the lens for its light weight and price compared to Nikon's/Canon's equivalent.
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Thanks! that help alot.

If anyone has one and has any comments please fill free to give me some tips,

the main thing i guess is the F2.8, some of the reviews said it was soft at that.

I guess i have to start somewhere with a lens.


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Old Jul 23, 2004, 6:41 AM   #4
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Check over here: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...40&forum_id=58

I have a picture of that lens shot wide open @ f/2.8... on a Canon body though! :lol:
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 2:27 PM   #5
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Check over here: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=58

I have a picture of that lens shot wide open @ f/2.8... on a Canon body though! :lol:



same here, I had great results by using the Sigma 70-200 F/2.8 HSM APO on the Canon 10D, however, on my Nikon D100 and D70, the Nikon 80-200 F/2.8 ED is a star performer, I don't even bother to look at the higher cost 70-200mm VR, work wonderful for me.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 11:30 PM   #6
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Thanks, it looks like i may try this one.


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I don't care what brand f2.8 is a must ... you will only waste your money on any thing else... And you must concider how fast they focus on auto and Nikon gets my nod here.. Good luck Dale..
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Old Jul 25, 2004, 10:46 PM   #8
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everyone has been very helpful.

I prob. cant afford to get the Nikon one right now.

Fooball is coming up here soon and i need it then.

So ill prob. have to get the sigma, i would like to have the nikon though. Maybe by

softball and baseball season i can save up for one.

i printed some of my daughter's first test shots at walmart on the kodak printer.

They turned out pretty good, at least for just learning this camera.

It will take some time to learn these settings.

thanks all


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Old Aug 5, 2004, 9:38 PM   #9
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Ok I have a question .....

What is the difference between these two lenses besides the price?

I looked on the sigma site and tried to click on either one seperate, it brings up the same lens.



http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?stk_code=sig70200apoexnaf&store=&a mp;catid=289




http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...&catid=289



Which would be faster and better for sports indoor and outdoor?


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Old Aug 30, 2004, 9:21 PM   #10
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I got the sigma lens 70-200 f2.8 hsm.

so far i really like it. still testing it out.

used it sunday at our midget league opener, shot over a gig of photos in two games.

Flag and C team. kids. it was so hot i thought id die!

See what you think these are some flag ones i think they look good for just having the lens for a week and my D70 for month. the prints look great very clear and sharp.

check it out

http://www.pbase.com/image/33225666
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