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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a fast / bright lens with fast AF for my Nikon D50. My local camera shop salesrep is pushing the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 lens. Howgood is this lens? Any issues with using it on a Nikon D50?


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Old Aug 23, 2006, 5:16 AM   #2
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Hi

I have it (DG version, not macro). It works fine, even full open and 1,4x tc. I have D70. There should not be any trouble. It's fine lense.
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Old Sep 3, 2006, 5:08 AM   #3
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I also have this lens on a D50 and it's fantastic.
I did wind up with the Macro version but it's still a very nice lense and very fast.
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Old Sep 4, 2006, 9:48 AM   #4
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Hi,
can anyone here post some sample photo which using this Sigma 70-200mm f2.8?


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Old Sep 4, 2006, 8:02 PM   #5
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koshinki wrote:
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can anyone here post some sample photo which using this Sigma 70-200mm f2.8?
You can checkout pbase:
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/sigma





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Old Sep 6, 2006, 2:34 PM   #6
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i am also looking into buying this lens, but i got some questions

does it get soft at full aperture and 200mm? (the nikon 70-200 seems to stay very sharp at 2.8)
and whats the practical difference between the macro and the DG variants? is the macro really allot slower with focussing??

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Old Sep 8, 2006, 4:53 AM   #7
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I have been looking at this lens , I found this last night ,it may be of some help

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=19925876

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Old Sep 8, 2006, 2:00 PM   #8
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thanks, thats quite some usable info

do all 200mm 2.8's produce soft images? i wonder
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 8:46 PM   #9
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Sample variation is rampant even in Nikon glass, but in my 40 years of Nikon glass use and 20 years of Sigma, Tamron and 10 of Tokina 3 times as rampant in 3rd. party glass. Especially Sigma. TEST TEST RESERVE RETURN OR EXCHANGE OR EVEN UPGRADE TO NIKON WITHOUT RESTOCKING FEE OR FIND ANOTHER DEALER.

My 1993 80-200 Posh Pull ED AFD Nikkor was sharper at f/2.8 then my current 80-200/2.8 two touch, however they both handle flare better than my 1999 70-200/2.8 EX HSM AF Sigma even though it was sharper at f4 and 5.6 than either Nikkor, it's warm glass color and combined with firmware issues on my D100, 3 D70 and finally my 1st. D200 led to the big plunge for the70-200/2.8 VR AFS Nikkor which SXXKS in flare condusive conditions but is a winner in all other ways..
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 6:26 PM   #10
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I have the Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX HSM and the 1.4x EX converter and use them almost fulltime on my D50.The lense is very sharp for the price.You can look at my albums at photobucket if you like.Almost all the albums with D50 in front of the title were shot using this lense and converter...The other albums were shot with a Kodak DX6490...I think for the price,with a constant 2.8 aperature from 70-200,it`s a very hard lense to beat....

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v147/brianhare/



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